Eichel Scores Twice, Sabres Top Blues 5-2

Eichel Scores Twice, Sabres Top Blues 5-2

December 10th, 2019 BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jack Eichel scored two goals to extend his NHL-leading point streak to 14 games, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Tuesday night. Sam Reinhart, Johan Larsson and Zemgus Girgensons each had a goal and an assist as the Sabres won their second straight. Linus...
John Carlson, Tristan Jarry, Jack Eichel Named NHL 3 Stars of the Week

John Carlson, Tristan Jarry, Jack Eichel Named NHL 3 Stars of the Week

December 9th, 2019 NEW YORK — Washington Capitals defenceman John Carlson, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry and Buffalo Sabres centre Jack Eichel have been named the NHL's three stars of the week.  Carlson had three goals and three assists in three games to propel the Capitals (22-4-5, 49...

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December 5th, 2019
NHL Coaching

He came to Buffalo a relative unknown. When Ralph Krueger was hired as head coach of the Buffalo Sabres, he was not considered a slam-dunk candidate. Not having coached in the National Hockey League since 2013, the former chairman of the Southampton Football Club entered Buffalo incognito to learn and explore. The anonymity did not last long. After so many years of terrible hockey in Western New York, the Sabres started off 8-1-1 and the new coach could not peruse the local watering holes as freely as before. Ralph Krueger (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File) The month of November was not a banner month for the Sabres. They came back down to Earth but managed to escape the month in the hunt for a wildcard spot. Krueger has taken the challenge he has been presented with and managed to squeeze results from a fruit that appeared less ripe just a few weeks ago. Krueger Getting the Most Out of an Imbalanced Roster General manager Jason Botterill has made...
December 3rd, 2019
Long Read

It takes more than the arrival of a so-called “once-in-a-generation” star to transform a losing team into a contender. Hockey is a team sport; one skater can only do so much. Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel is trying to do it all. In a home-and-home set against the Toronto Maple Leafs last weekend, he played some of the best hockey of his young career. He scored two goals, assisted on two others and was a plus-five. In the first game, he fired a game-high eight shots. Eichel is the face of the Sabres' franchise. It wasn’t just his offense that was noticeable–though he dominated the game nearly every time he took the ice. He was physical, strong on the puck, and was a disruptive defensive force. “He’s a dynamic leader. Not only in the way he’s communicating right now, but also the way he’s playing,” said Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger. “You might have been excited for his goals. I was most excited about his last couple of minutes and how he came to...
December 3rd, 2019
Buffalo Sabres

Everyone loves a comeback story. Although the Buffalo Sabres were not in a playoff spot by the time American Thanksgiving rolled around, there have been a number of nice individual performances. Victor Olofsson is off to a solid start to his rookie campaign, Jack Eichel is poised to post career highs in goals and points and Linus Ullmark is looking more and more like he could be a starter for this team. An unheralded performance to date is that of Marco Scandella. At this early point in the season, he has shown nicely and is having his strongest season as a Sabre. In both the offensive and defensive zone, Scandella has seen marked improvement and has cemented himself as an important piece on the blue line for the Sabres. Scandella's Offence Paying Dividends Not generally regarded as an offensive stalwart, Scandella hasn't put up gaudy point totals to date. Through 20 games, he has accumulated two goals and four assists, a 24-point pace. That may not be an explosive...
December 2nd, 2019
New Jersey Devils

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jack Eichel had a goal and two assists, and the Buffalo Sabres used a five-goal first period to beat the New Jersey Devils 7-1 Monday night. Eichel scored 2:46 into the game, and Conor Sheary scored twice during the first 20 minutes. Jeff Skinner and Rasmus Asplund also connected in the first, and Victor Olofsson and Henri Jokiharju scored in the second. Linus Ullmark made 44 saves for the Sabres. Louis Domingue was pulled after allowing five goals on 15 shots. He was replaced by Mackenzie Blackwood, who made 15 saves. New Jersey Devils goaltender Louis Domingue (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports) The Sabres blew out New Jersey while celebrating the 50th anniversary of the birth of the franchise. Buffalo was awarded an expansion team on Dec. 2, 1969. The team celebrated “Founders’ Night” and honoured original owners Seymour H. Knox III and brother Northrup R. Knox, now deceased. Members of the Knox family, including Seymour’s widow Jean, were...

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Buffalo Sabres Jersey History

The Buffalo Sabres just can’t catch a break. Despite making the playoffs in 20 of their first 25 seasons, the Sabres only made it past the second round twice in that span, falling short of the Stanley Cup on both occasions. Later, backstopped by Dominik Hasek, arguably the best goaltender... October 26th, 2019

Hockey Hall of Fame Debates: Rick Martin

Injuries are a part of life, and most certainly a part of sports. There is no doubt that if Buffalo Sabres fabled sniper Rick Martin had not sustained a career-ending injury he would have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame long ago. Martin would likely have played at least five more years... October 16th, 2017