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Buffalo Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark (35) reacts after an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Washington. The Sabres won 4-3 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Linus Ullmark perfect in shootout, Sabres beat Capitals

Jan. 24, 2021 6:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Linus Ullmark endured a wave of emotions in less than a week since learning of his father's death at the age of 63. After stopping all three shots he faced in the shootout Sunday to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 for his first victory of the season, the Swedish...

Washington Capitals center Nic Dowd (26) celebrates his goal with defenseman John Carlson (74), left wing Jakub Vrana (13) and right wing Garnet Hathaway (21) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Short-handed Capitals beat Sabres 4-3 in SO in home opener

Jan. 22, 2021 10:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Knowing they'd be without Alex Ovechkin and three other prominent players for their home opener, the Washington Capitals talked about the gaping holes left in the lineup and then rallied around them. Playing without Ovechkin, center Evgeny Kuznetsov, defenseman Dmitry Orlov and goaltender...

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott watches the shot from Buffalo Sabres' Dylan Cozens during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Elliott stops 40, Konecny scores as Flyers beat Sabres 3-0

Jan. 19, 2021 10:42 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A night after getting routed, Brian Elliott gave the Flyers exactly the skillful, steady performance they needed — with a little luck, too. The veteran goalie made 40 saves and was twice helped by the post in his 41st career shutout, Travis Konecny scored his fourth goal in four...

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart, center, looks for the puck as Buffalo Sabres' Jack Eichel (9) is defended by Ivan Provorov (9) and Erik Gustafsson (56) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Reinhart, Lazar score twice in Sabres' 6-1 win over Flyers

Jan. 18, 2021 11:26 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Making a surprise start in net, Carter Hutton was backed by the scoring burst Buffalo needed to get in the win column. Sam Reinhart and Curtis Lazar each scored two goals to lead the Buffalo Sabres to their first win of the season, 6-1 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night....

Washington Capitals forward Carl Hagelin (62) carries the puck past Buffalo Sabres forward Sam Reinhart (23) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Vanecek makes 30 saves in NHL debut, Capitals sweep Sabres

Jan. 15, 2021 10:49 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Vitek Vanecek made 30 saves in his NHL debut, Tom Wilson had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Friday night to sweep the season-opening series. “The dream came true,” Vitek said before Wilson threw a towel full of shaving...

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie, right, celebrates his goal with forward Alex Ovechkin, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Oshie has 3 points, Capitals open with 6-4 win at Buffalo

Jan. 14, 2021 11:11 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Pete Laviolette was more pleased for his players — young and old — for kicking off the season on the right foot than he was getting a win in his debut as Washington's coach. “It is a lot more than just me,” Laviolette said after earning his 638th career win...

FILE - Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) congratulates Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) after the Capitals' 2-1 overtime win in Game 7 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, in Boston, in this Wednesday, April 25, 2012, file photo. Alex Ovechkin goes into the final year of his contract with the Washington Capitals looking to win the Stanley Cup for the second time. He’ll have 43-year-old past champion Zdeno Chara with him but not Henrik Lundqvist chasing his first title, after tests showed the veteran goaltender couldn’t keep playing because of a heart condition.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

NHL offseason moves influenced by coronavirus' impact on cap

Jan. 12, 2021 12:48 PM EST

Jeff Skinner was enjoying an afternoon in his parents’ backyard when suddenly the Buffalo Sabres forward thought his father was pulling an April Fools' joke on him in mid-September. “My dad came out and told me that Eric Staal is on our team,” Skinner said upon learning Buffalo had acquired...

FILE - In this Sunday, March 1, 2020, file photo, New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes plays against the Anaheim Ducks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif. For the teams that missed the 2020 playoffs, they've spent the past 10 months waiting for the compressed 56-game 2021 season. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

The wait is almost over for NHL teams that missed playoffs

Jan. 11, 2021 2:11 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jack Hughes of the New Jersey Devils hadn't had a layoff like this since ... ever? More than 100 NHL players from New Jersey, Buffalo, Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Jose, Ottawa, and Detroit have not played a meaningful hockey game since the league paused play in early March because of the...

Buffalo Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Detroit. Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons is expected to miss the entire season after having surgery to repair a hamstring injury he suffered in a team scrimmage on Monday. The Sabres announced Girgensons' injury upon returning to training camp Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, following a day off and said the timetable for recovery is about six months.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Sabres lose F Girgensons to season-ending hamstring injury

Jan. 6, 2021 1:28 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons is expected to miss the entire season after having surgery to repair a hamstring injury he suffered in a team scrimmage on Monday. The Sabres announced Girgensons’ injury upon returning to training camp Wednesday following a day off and...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2020, file photo, then-Arizona Coyotes left wing Taylor Hall (91) is shown during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, in Glendale, Ariz. Buffalo Sabres coach Ralph Krueger prefers viewing the start of the 2021 shortened season as a continuation of the last one. If that's the case, the new-look Sabres, with the addition of Taylor Hall and Eric Staal, have plenty of unfinished business in attempting to snap a nine-year playoff drought, the NHL's longest active streak. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Sabres have unfinished business after last season cut short

Jan. 5, 2021 3:39 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ralph Krueger doesn’t consider the Sabres’ home opener against the Washington Capitals on Jan. 14 as the start of a new season. Buffalo’s second-year coach is approaching it more as a continuation of the past one. “We are continuing a story, not beginning a...