National Hockey League

March 26, 2018 - 12:01 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Defenseman Will Borgen is skipping his senior season at St. Cloud State after signing a three-year entry level contract with the Buffalo Sabres. Borgen's contract with the Sabres won't kick in until next season. He will finish this year playing for Buffalo's minor-league...
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March 24, 2018 - 7:12 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Upon handing the puck to Canadiens goalie Antti Niemi in honor of his 35-save performance, defenseman Karl Alzner had a hard time believing how long it has been since his teammate's last shutout. It's been more than two years. "It's hard to believe as good of a goalie as...
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(WBEN) - It appears that a couple Buffalo Sabres got up close and personal with the President's daughter after a recent game in Washington. Tiffany Trump posted a photo of herself with Sabres goalie Robin Lehner and the recently traded Evander Kane after the Sabres' game against the Washington...
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February 25, 2018 - 2:25 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Brian Gionta is returning for a 16th NHL season after the Boston Bruins signed the United States Olympic team captain to a one-year $700,000 contract. The Bruins announced the signing on Sunday, a few hours after they acquired veteran forward Rick Nash in a multiplayer...
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February 21, 2018 - 7:43 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Sabres forward Evander Kane doesn't need a fortune teller to understand he's down to his final days in Buffalo when acknowledging he expects to be dealt before the NHL's trading deadline on Monday. "Yeah, if that's the answer you guys are waiting for," Kane told reporters...
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February 18, 2018 - 11:44 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — This wasn't the first time Devante Smith-Pelly has had racial taunts directed at him during a hockey game. And the Washington Capitals forward knew immediately what the intent of the message was when a few fans began chanting "basketball, basketball, basketball," while...
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February 17, 2018 - 6:06 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings took advantage of the Buffalo Sabres' second-period meltdown to snap a three-game skid and keep pace in the tightly contested Western Conference playoff race. Kopitar and rookie Michael Amadio each had two goals in a 4-2 win, which...
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February 12, 2018 - 5:38 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Tyson Jost and the speedy Colorado Avalanche caught the Buffalo Sabres flatfooted through most of the first 50 minutes on Sunday night. By the time the Sabres could recover, the Avalanche built what proved to be an insurmountable lead in hanging on for a 5-4 victory. "We'...
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Neil McManus
February 11, 2018 - 8:46 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The Buffalo Sabres announced Sunday that Jack Eichel will be out indefinitely due to a high ankle sprain suffered in Saturday night's 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins. While it is not great news for Eichel, it looked like it could have been much worse. During the first period,...
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February 10, 2018 - 10:04 pm
BOSTON (WBEN/AP) — Scott Wilson had a goal and an assist during Buffalo's big second period, helping the Sabres cool off Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins with a 4-2 victory on Saturday night. Evander Kane and Benoit Pouliot also scored during the second and Rasmus Ristolainen added an empty-netter...
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