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Report: Blue Jackets’ Jack Johnson requests trade
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Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has requested a trade, according to Aaron Portzline of The Athletic. The 31-year-old Johnson, who was traded from the Los Angeles Kings to Columbus six years ago next month, had been one of the team’s more relied-upon defenders, but this year things changed. During Thursday’s loss to the Buffalo […]

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The Buzzer: Linus blankets Blue Jackets; KHL women’s dance party
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Player of the Night: Linus Ullmark, Buffalo Sabres Quite a way for Ullmark to make his first start of 2017-18. The 24-year-old set a new career-high with 44 saves against the Columbus Blue Jackets, helping Buffalo steal a 3-1 win. Only Artemi Panarin

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Okposo has goal, assist in Sabres' 3-1 win over Blue Jackets
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Kyle Okposo welcomed the opportunity to capitalize on a fortunate bounce in a season during which very little has gone right for the offensively challenged Buffalo Sabres. ''Yeah, hopefully that's a little gift from the hockey gods tonight for me and for the team,'' Okposo said after Buffalo snapped an 0-4-1 skid in beating the […]

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Sabres hope to turn corner vs. Jets
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Despite the change in the calendar, things remain the same for the struggling Sabres. Buffalo (10-23-9) has lost four games in a row since the start of the new year and will look to snap its losing streak against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. Buffalo is coming off a disappointing 4-1 loss to Philadelphia on […]

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Niederreiter's hat trick fuels Wild in 6-2 win vs Sabres
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Nino Niederreiter's return made the Minnesota Wild whole again, just in time for the second half of the season. Niederreiter marked the end of his five-game injury absence with his second career hat trick, Mikko Koivu contributed a goal and two assists, and the finally fully healthy Wild beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-2 on Thursday […]

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Fresh off Winter Classic, Rangers host 'Hawks
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A pair of teams with decidedly different recent road-trip experiences will square off Wednesday night, when the New York Rangers host the Chicago Blackhawks at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers are officially returning home after completing a two-game "road" trip Monday, when they squandered a two-goal first-period lead before recovering to beat the Buffalo Sabres, […]

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With Winter Classic Win Over Sabres, Henrik Lundqvist Remains the King of Outdoor Hockey
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Heading into Monday's Winter Classic tilt with the Buffalo Sabres, Henrik Lundqvist was already perfect. When the final buzzer sounded after J.T. Miller's overtime heroics and the fireworks lit up the sky over Citi Field, the Rangers goalie was a little bit more so. The 31-save effort to backstop the New York Rangers to a […]

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Rangers’ depth on display early in 2018 Winter Classic
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Scoring depth has been an advantage for the New York Rangers during the last couple of seasons, and that’s something that surfaced during the first period of the 2018 Winter Classic against the Buffalo Sabres. After scoring just one goal in 13 games between October and November, Carey was really starting to make more of […]

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Rangers 3, Sabres 2 (OT) highlights
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J.T. Miller's power play goal in overtime gave the New York Rangers a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres in the 2018 Winter Classic.

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Sabres hoping to use Winter Classic to jump-start positive second half
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The climb in front of the Buffalo Sabres as the calendar turns to 2018 is a daunting one. Currently 16 points out of a playoff spot, playing any hockey beyond game No. 82 in April is unlikely, but as they prepare for the Citi Field Winter Classic game against the New York Rangers, the players […]

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Mike Emrick on calling the first Winter Classic, his favorite outdoor game venues (PHT Q&A)
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As he’s done for eight previous Winter Classics, NBC’s Doc Emrick will be behind the mic for Monday’s game at CitiField between the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres. The date will be 10 years since the Sabres took part in the inaugural event at Ralph Wilson Stadium — a snowy, messy picturesque day that […]

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Rasmus Ristolainen scores in OT, Sabres beat Devils 4-3
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A coach's challenge by Phil Housley saved the game for the Buffalo Sabres. Rasmus Ristolainen scored 2:37 into overtime to give the Sabres a 4-3 victory over New Jersey on Friday night, snapping the Devils' winning streak at five games. The game probably wouldn't have gotten that far, if not for Housley's challenge that nullified […]

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