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Nashville Predators center Kyle Turris (8) and defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14), of Sweden, celebrate after Craig Smith (15) scored the go-ahead goal against the Buffalo Sabres during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 2-1. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Smith's late power-play goal leads Predators over Sabres 2-1

Jan. 18, 2020 11:40 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Special teams have been a struggle for the Nashville Predators all season. But on Saturday night, that unit won them a hockey game. Craig Smith’s power-play goal with 6:29 remaining in the third period propelled Nashville to a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. With...

Stars D Johns likely to return after 1 1/2-year absence

Jan. 17, 2020 1:19 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Star defenseman Stephen Johns appears on track to return to Dallas' lineup for the first time in 22 months on Saturday. Johns, who returned from a conditioning assignment with Texas of the AHL, was not active for Thursday's game but will travel with the Stars for their game at Minnesota. He...

Buffalo Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark, left, makes the save of the shot by Dallas Stars defenseman Roman Polak, right, as center Rasmus Asplund, obscured, defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)

Dahlin breaks tie, Ullmark helps Sabres beat Stars 4-1

Jan. 17, 2020 12:58 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Rasmus Dahlin’s tiebreaking goal in the second period held up for Buffalo on Thursday night. Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark and aggressive play in the neutral zone held Dallas scoreless until Buffalo scored two empty-net goals for a 4-1 win over the Stars. Dahlin took a pass from Henri...

Vegas Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant questions a call during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Vegas Golden Knights fire Gallant, name DeBoer new coach

Jan. 15, 2020 4:50 PM EST

Gerard Gallant was abruptly fired by the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday less than two years after leading them to the Stanley Cup Final in their first season of existence and winning NHL coach of the year honors along the way. Peter DeBoer, fired last month by the San Jose Sharks, takes over immediately and...

Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (9) celebrates his goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Eichel's end-to-end rush sparks Buffalo's 4-2 win over Vegas

Jan. 14, 2020 11:12 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel shrugged off a sloppy, turnover-filled second period to deliver a breathtaking goal in showing continued signs of how much he's maturing into the Sabres leader in his fifth NHL season. Rather than displaying tell-tale signs of frustration as he's done in the past, Buffalo's...

Sabres' Thompson to miss 5-6 months after shoulder surgery

Jan. 14, 2020 3:42 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres center Tage Thompson will miss the remainder of the season after having surgery to repair an injury to his right shoulder. The Sabres announced Thompson had the operation on Tuesday and will require between five and six months of recovery time. Thompson was initially...

FILE - In this June 6, 2015, file photo, Connor McDavid participates in the wingspan measurement during the NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo, N.Y.  The NHL's top prospects will continue making their pre-draft stop in Buffalo for at least another three years, The league on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, announced it has extended its agreement to hold its annual scouting combine in Buffalo at the Sabres downtown practice facility, LECOM Harborcenter, through 2022. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File)

NHL extends Buffalo's agreement to host combine through 2022

Jan. 13, 2020 12:40 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The NHL's top prospects will continue making their pre-draft stops in Buffalo for at least another three years. The league on Monday announced an extension of its agreement to hold its annual scouting combine in Buffalo at the Sabres downtown practice facility, LECOM Harborcenter,...

Buffalo Sabres left wing Evan Rodrigues (71) celebrates his goal with Brandon Montour in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Rodrigues scores 2 goals to lift Sabres past Detroit 5-1

Jan. 12, 2020 9:06 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Evan Rodrigues had no goals in 25 games this season. Zach Bogosian had none in 15. Those two droughts are over now. Rodrigues scored twice in the first 5:00, and the Buffalo Sabres cruised to a 5-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. Buffalo led 3-0 after one period. “It was...

Vancouver Canucks forward Bo Horvat (53) celebrates his goal with teammate forward Tanner Pearson (70) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Boeser scores twice in Canucks' 6-3 win over Sabres

Jan. 11, 2020 5:38 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Still stinging from opening their road trip with two lopsided losses, Bo Horvat and the Vancouver Canucks got back on track with a strong finish Saturday. Horvat had a goal and an assist, and the Canucks scored three times on their first six shots of the third period en route to a 6-3...

Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson, right, celebrates with goalie Pekka Rinne after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Rinne scores empty-net goal as Predators beat Blackhawks

Jan. 10, 2020 2:34 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Pekka Rinne made 29 saves and scored an empty-net goal, and the Nashville Predators beat the sloppy Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Thursday night for John Hynes' first win with the team. Hynes became the third coach in franchise history after Peter Laviolette was fired on Monday. Hynes dropped...