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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' Pominville can see how Winter Classic has evolved
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Jason Pominville can appreciate how much everything around the Winter Classic has changed over the years. ''Look at this, the buildup has been phenomenal,'' Pominville said Sunday as he addressed reporters after the Sabres practiced at Citi Field, home of baseball's New York Mets and the site of Monday's game against the New York Rangers […]

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Eichel brilliant in Sabres' defeat
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The end result wasn't desired, but the Buffalo Sabres sure got what they need out of franchise center Jack Eichel. With his team down two goals to the Carolina Hurricanes midway through the third period, the 21-year-old scored two goals in 10 seconds, earning his first career hat trick after having scored in the previous […]

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Sabres' Scandella fined $5K for slashing Penguins' Hornqvist
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Buffalo Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella has been fined $5,000 for slashing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced Wednesday. The incident occurred midway through the second period of Tuesday night's game. Scandella received a two-minute minor for slashing, while Hornqvist also received a minor for interference on Scandella on the […]

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Sabres' Pouliot facing hearing for check to the head
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MONTREAL — The Buffalo Sabres could be without one of their better offensive players in recent games when they meet the Montreal Canadiens tonight in Bell Centre. Forward Benoit Pouliot has been summoned to a phone hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety in the wake of an illegal check

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Sabres' Pouliot escapes discipline for hit on Panthers' Yandle
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Buffalo Sabres forward Benoit Pouliot will receive no supplemental discipline for his hit on Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced. Following their hearing with Pouliot, Player Safety noted that further angles of the hit showed Yandle’s head was not the main point of contact as had been previously believed. […]

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Sabres' Eichel: 'I'm sick of losing'
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The Buffalo Sabres are off to a 0-3-1 start this season, and after finishing with the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference a year ago, Jack Eichel's patience is growing thin. "We've got to just figure a way to be sick of losing," Eichel said, according to Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News. "I know […]

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Sabres' fresh start features motivated Jack Eichel
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BUFFALO SABRES LAST SEASON: 33-37-12, 78 points. Finished last in Atlantic Division and 15th in Eastern Conference, extending playoff drought to sixth consecutive season. COACH: Phil Housley (first season, first NHL season). ADDED: GM Jason Botterill, Ds Marco Scandella, Nathan Beaulieu and Victor Antipin

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Sabres' Bogosian hopes Housley will help tap into his offensive potential
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When the Atlanta Thrashers drafted Zach Bogosian third overall in 2008 – one spot behind Drew Doughty and one ahead of Alex Pietrangelo – many observers would have been hard-pressed to believe that in 534 NHL games, he'd have just 169 points. Here was Bogosian, a towering 18-year-old defenseman who could skate like the wind. […]

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Sabres' Eichel looks to improve upon '2 mediocre seasons on a losing team'
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Jack Eichel wasn’t mincing words at the outset of Buffalo Sabres training camp. Entering his third NHL season after being selected second overall in 2015, the 20-year-old is out to prove he's someone the club can indeed build around. “I think I have a lot to prove,” Eichel said Thursday, per Joe Yerdon of NHL.com. […]

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Sabres' Okposo eager to look forward now that he's healthy
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Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo happily looks to the future now that he's fully recovered from concussion-related symptoms which nearly derailed his career in March. Saying he's not dwelling on the past, Okposo was eager to rejoin the Sabres after skating with numerous teammates for practice a little more than a week before the team […]

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Sabres' Jack Eichel focused on hockey, not contract talks
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Sabres star center Jack Eichel is focused on taking on a larger leadership role, and not concerning himself with contract talks – even it means waiting until next year to sign a new deal. ''I have no problem playing the season out and just trying to earn whatever,'' Eichel said Tuesday. Eichel also reiterated his […]

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