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Last-place Sabres win draft lottery; Kraken get No. 2 pick

Jun. 02, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — If only for a brief moment, Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams could put aside concerns over captain Jack Eichel’s future, an ongoing coaching search and memories of a frustrating season, to celebrate an actual victory. That it came at the expense...

Sabres GM disputes disconnect between team and Eichel

May. 12, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams intends to move ahead with players who want to be part of the solution in Buffalo, and that — for now — includes disgruntled captain Jack Eichel. To emphasize his point Wednesday, Adams borrowed the same word...

New York Rangers fire coach Dave Quinn, 3 assistants

May. 12, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers' managerial shakeup is complete. New general manager Chris Drury fired coach David Quinn and three assistant coaches Wednesday after they missed the playoffs with one of the NHL's up-and-coming teams. The move is the first major one...

Debate over surgery has Eichel questioning future in Buffalo

May. 10, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The frustration over yet another losing season, combined with what Sabres captain Jack Eichel called “a disconnect” with his team over how to treat a herniated disk led to him questioning his future in Buffalo on Monday. “I think the most...

Sabres' high expectations unravel with last-place finish

May. 09, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Sabres were so confident they had moved forward corner from their miserable past, the team’s marketing department included owner Terry Pegula’s hopeful comments in a televised feature on how Buffalo landed Taylor Hall in free agency in October. ...

Sabres snap Bruins' season-best 6-game win streak in 6-4 win

Apr. 23, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen was so composed after winning his first NHL career start, he was able to crack a joke over how things nearly unraveled for him and Buffalo before pulling out a 6-4 win over the Boston Bruins on Friday night. First,...

'Machine' Zdeno Chara set to play in 1,600th NHL game

Apr. 23, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

Zdeno Chara left the Boston Bruins when they couldn't guarantee him a full-time gig at age 43 and joined the Washington Capitals. Chara has since turned 44 and shown he can still put in the work. On Saturday, he is expected to become the 13th player...

Pastrnak has goal, 2 assists in Bruins' 5-1 win over Sabres

Apr. 22, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — David Pastrnak, better known as “Pasta,” is finally starting to cook for the Boston Bruins. The four-time 30-plus goal scorer scored and added two assists for his third multi-point outing in five games, and the Bruins won their sixth straight...

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...

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...