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Reinhart scores twice in Sabres' 4-2 win over Penguins

Apr. 18, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres interim coach Don Granato hoped a re-emphasis on speed and forechecking would lead to a better result in a rematch against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The difference was evident from the beginning. Arttu Ruotsalainen scored...

Penguins jump into 2nd in East with 3-2 win over Sabres

Apr. 17, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Evan Rodrigues was so focused on the Pittsburgh Penguins’ late-season push to win the East Division title the forward didn’t realize the implications that came with beating his former team, the Buffalo Sabres. While the Penguins jumped into...

Sabres Okposo to miss rest of season with broken cheekbone

Apr. 17, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo will miss the remainder of the season after having surgery to repair a broken bone in his left cheek, the team announced Saturday. Okposo was hurt after being struck by teammate Matt Irwin’s shot in the first...

Injury to Ullmark further depletes Sabres' goalie depth

Apr. 16, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres will be leaning on their fourth, fifth and even sixth-string goalies for potentially the remainder of the season with Linus Ullmark listed week to week with a lower-body injury. Interim coach Don Granato provided the update on...

NFL teams drafting, changing QBs at dizzying pace

Apr. 16, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

One after another, quarterbacks once believed to be franchise cornerstones after being top five draft picks changed addresses this offseason in staggering succession. Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff switched teams in a swap of former No. 1 overall picks. Carson Wentz and...

Fired officer who halted excessive force arrest wins pension

Apr. 14, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Buffalo, New York, police officer who was fired for trying to stop another officer from using a chokehold on a handcuffed suspect has won a yearslong legal fight to overturn her dismissal and collect her pension. A state Supreme Court judge cited...

Another Granato making a case for the family name in Buffalo

Apr. 14, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tony Granato can laugh now in recalling how angry he was at his brother Don for giving up goaltending at 15 and switching to forward. Tony regarded his younger sibling as one of the better goalies he faced, even at three years younger, and worried...

Buffalo sports fans will need vaccine to attend games

Apr. 13, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills and Sabres fans will have to show proof they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 if they want to attend games, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Tuesday. “Our goal is to have a 100% full house for the Bills and the...

Lightning and Maple Leafs among NHL trade deadline winners

Apr. 13, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

The defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning went into the NHL trade deadline without much money to make a move. As the league's best teams often do, the cash-strapped Lightning found a way to improve their chances of winning with a shrewd deal. ...

Bruins bolster playoff push, acquire Taylor Hall from Sabres

Apr. 12, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Forward Taylor Hall hopes a fresh start with the Boston Bruins can boost his confidence after three dreadful months with the Buffalo Sabres. The opportunity to join a team making a late-season playoff push should help after the NHL’s 2018 MVP was...