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A gutsy point at TOR + Sabres 2019-20 Individual Stats Leaders--November

December 1, 2019 - 12:15 PM ET

@boosbuzzsabres Before we get into the individual stats, some quick notes on the Sabres 2-1 overtime loss at Toronto. I was "Bruhed" last night for suggesting that the first goal let in by Buffalo Sabres netminder Carter Hutton against the Toronto Maple Leafs was a softie. Perhaps it was a mat...

Buffalo Sabres 2019-20 Team Stats--November

December 2, 2019 - 12:45 PM ET

@boosbuzzsabres Lookout below!!! That's the shout that accompanied the Buffalo Sabres as they tumbled down the standings. In looking at their team stats at the end of November, there's no question that they were worthy of their 3-8-3 record and a drop from 3rd overall in the NHL standings to 2...

Quick notes in light of the Sabres 7-1 win over New Jersey

December 3, 2019 - 12:50 PM ET

@boosbuzzsabres Notes after Buffalo's 7-1 win last night: --Jack Eichel remains in beast-mode as he extended his point-streak to 10 games just 2:46 into the game as he snuck one through while camping on Louis Domingue's doorstep. Defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen pinched in along the boards and se...

Their own powerplay is killing the Sabres

December 6, 2019 - 11:04 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres Buffalo Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger has a problem on his hands and although it's no time to panic, his team has been losing valuable points the last month or so because of special teams, most notably an incredibly inept powerplay. After their 1/8 performance with the man ad...

That's one helluva hump the Sabres are trying to get over

December 8, 2019 - 11:31 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres Buffalo Sabres goalie Carter Hutton was at a loss for words last night after their 6-5 overtime loss last night against the Vancouver Canucks, but one of the words he kept circling back to was "frustrating." Last night was the first time in six games the Sabres lost when scoring f...

Sabres salvage a Buffalo sports Sunday and their road trip

December 9, 2019 - 11:37 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres Late Sunday morning one of the posters on here referred to the upcoming slate of events for both the Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo Bills as "brutal." The take was warranted considering the Bills were about an hour away from taking on the AFC-leading Baltimore Ravens and the Sabre...

Sabres get timely saves, timely goals and some puck-luck in win over STL

December 11, 2019 - 10:59 AM ET

They've now won back-to-back games since a three-game streak from Oct. 17-22

Only one blemish on an otherwise great Aud Night

December 13, 2019 - 11:17 AM ET

It was reported last night that defenseman Zach Bogosian has requested a trade

Wake up ya sleepyheads, there's a 1 p.m. matinee today

December 14, 2019 - 12:36 PM ET

@boosbuzzsabres Three wins in a row. That's what the Buffalo Sabres have going for them as they resume play today with a 1 p.m. game against the NY Islanders. Those three wins came against the Western Conference (at Edmonton, vs. St. Louis and Nashville) and they'll be facing off against an Islan...

Sabres are finding their stride, but they still need that piece

December 15, 2019 - 11:17 AM ET

Buffalo extends points-streak to five in 3-2 OT loss on Long Island and Jack Eichel extends his point-streak to 16 games

This Sabres team has proven itself worthy of a contribution by their GM

December 18, 2019 - 10:28 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres With a 16-12-7 record, this edition of the Buffalo Sabres are on pace for about 91 points, which is above where many pundits thought they would be and far above where most Sabres cynics believed they could hope for. How Buffalo got to this point 35 games into the season is somewha...

A crowded Eastern Conference pack, Sabres at Philly, a bit on Jeff Skinner

December 19, 2019 - 12:22 PM ET

@boosbuzzsabres Seeing the Buffalo Sabres second in the Atlantic Division at this stage of the season is a good sight, especially with the rough patch they went through in November and considering they still have some glaring holes in the lineup. At 16-12-7 their 39 points places them just barely...

Life without Jack Eichel proved pretty ugly for the Sabres last night

December 20, 2019 - 10:43 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres I had an interesting little twitter exchange with a Leafs fan the other day after the Buffalo Sabres lost 5-3 at Toronto. It started with this tweet from Steve Kournianos of The Draft Analysis: "All I heard on the radio today was how Jack Eichel's better than Auston Matthews an...

You know what many WNY sports fans will be doing for seven hours today?

December 21, 2019 - 11:49 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres Getting their fill of the Sabres and the Bills beginning at 1 p.m.. The driving force behind the excitement of a Buffalo doubleheader today really begins with the Buffalo Bills as they head to Foxborough, Massachusetts with the opportunity to tie the New England Patriots in the...

"21 games to Christmas" comes to a close tonight in Ottawa

December 23, 2019 - 10:54 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres Time flies. It wasn't long ago that the Buffalo Sabres were returning home from Stockholm, Sweden after participating in the 2019 Global Series. Buffalo had just finished a back-to-back against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Sweden and were struggling after losing both of those gam...

December Quick hits--Goalies and Defensemen

December 26, 2019 - 10:58 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres The Buffalo Sabres just concluded a stretch of 21 games in 39 days with an 8-8-5 record and head into the NHL Christmas break having lost four of their last five games (1-3-1.) All of those losses came on the road and contributed to a 6-11-4 road record that places them near the b...

December quick hits--the forwards

December 27, 2019 - 11:46 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres A sense of normalcy returns to the Buffalo Sabres as they take on the Boston Bruins tonight. Buffalo says good bye to a rather rigorous opening 2 1/2 months to the season which saw them with compacted schedules before and after the 11 total days spent participating in the 2019 Glo...

Things you can't do against Boston (or any other top team for that matter)

December 30, 2019 - 11:03 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres So you're the Buffalo Sabres heading into the second game of a home-and-home against a division rival while being outscored 22-10 on a very treacherous 1-4-1 slide with a weak forward group made even weaker due to injury. The team you're playing is the Boston Bruins, who sit third...

It's been a good run. TY everyone...plus, my Sabres 50th Anniversary Team

December 31, 2019 - 11:43 AM ET

@boosbuzzsabres As of tomorrow I'll be on hiatus and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank EK and Eric for giving me the opportunity to write about the Buffalo Sabres for hockeybuzz.com. I'd also like to thank Cisco for putting my name in the hopper when they were looking for a blogger and w...