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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...

Boston Bruins' Chris Wagner (14) battles Buffalo Sabres' Johan Larsson (22) for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

DeBrusk gets 2 PP goals early in 3rd, Bruins top Sabres 3-2

Dec. 29, 2019 11:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jake DeBrusk sat on the bench wondering when he’d see the ice again. Then he made up for his early hiccups with two quick goals. DeBrusk scored power-play goals 18 seconds apart early in the third after getting benched for much of the opening period, and the Boston Bruins completed a...

Silfverberg lifts Ducks past Islanders 6-5 in shootout

Dec. 21, 2019 11:52 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Jakob Silfverberg scored in regulation and added the shootout winner in the Anaheim Ducks’ 6-5 win against the New York Islanders. Adam Henrique had a goal and an assist, John Gibson made 28 saves as the Ducks snapped a two-game skid. Max Comtois, Sam Carrick and Cam Fowler...

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella celebrates his goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Sabres end 3-game losing streak with 3-2 win over Kings

Dec. 21, 2019 6:02 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Linus Ullmark is taking control in goal for the Buffalo Sabres. He’s got the Los Angeles Kings’ number, too. Ullmark made 25 saves to lead the Sabres to a 3-2 win over the Kings on Saturday. It was yet another commanding performance for the 26-year-old netminder, who has...

Philadelphia Flyers' Travis Konecny, left, is tripped up by Buffalo Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen, right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Van Riemsdyk scores 2, Flyers rout Eichel-less Sabres 6-1

Dec. 19, 2019 10:52 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres lost a hockey game on Thursday night. They can only hope that is the extent of the damage that they suffered in Philadelphia. With the NHL’s second-leading goal scorer Jack Eichel a late scratch with an upper body injury, Buffalo saw James van Riemsdyk score...

New York Islanders celebrate their 3-2 overtime win against Buffalo Sabres, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Isles extend home streak to 6 with 3-2 OT win over Sabres

Dec. 14, 2019 4:55 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Even though it took a few extra minutes on Saturday, the Islanders earned yet another victory at home. Anthony Beauvillier scored in overtime to lift the Islanders to a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres, extending New York’s home winning streak to six games and snapping the...

Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (9) skates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Eichel scores 2 goals; Sabres beat Predators 4-3

Dec. 12, 2019 11:32 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — On a night the Sabres celebrated the tradition of their old building, Jack Eichel and his Buffalo teammates continued to establish a home-ice advantage in their current arena. Eichel had two goals to extend his NHL-leading point streak to 15 games, and linemate Victor Oloffson scored...

Buffalo Sabres goalie Carter Hutton, right, looks on after allowing the winning goal to Vancouver Canucks' J.T. Miller (not shown) while Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, celebrates during overtime of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Miller scores in OT to lift Canucks over Sabres 6-5

Dec. 7, 2019 9:21 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — If the Vancouver Canucks hope to still be playing hockey in the spring, they have to keep winning the close games now. Saturday was a nice start. J.T. Miller scored a power-play goal 3:21 into overtime to lift the Canucks over the Buffalo Sabres 6-5. Buffalo's Marcus...

Calgary Flames' Milan Lucic, right, scores his first goal of the season, against Buffalo Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta. (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lucic scores 1st goal with Flames in 4-3 win over Sabres

Dec. 6, 2019 2:04 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — It took 28 games, but Milan Lucic finally has his first goal with the Calgary Flames. Lucic scored early in the third period to open three-goal lead, and the Flames held on to beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 Thursday night. “A little bit of relief. It's always nice to get the...

Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel (9) checks Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Andreas Johnsson (18) as Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews (34) watches during third-period NHL hockey action in Toronto, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Tavares scores in OT, leads Maple Leafs past Sabres 2-1

Nov. 30, 2019 11:23 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Frederik Andersen was put to the test, and the goaltender did enough to get the Toronto Maple Leafs the victory. John Tavares scored at 1:45 of overtime and picked up his 400th NHL assist, and Anderson made 29 saves as the Maple Leafs beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Saturday night. "He gave...