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Prospects Wrap-up: 2/12 - 2/18

Christopher Brown scores a shorthanded goal for the Eagles and Casey Fitzgerald assists on Logan Hutsko's hat-trick goal, but BC falls to Harvard in overtime in the 66th Beanpot. Brandon Hagel dishes out four assists in Red Deer's 4-0 shutout win over Prince George, including two pretty controlled e

DIEBYTHEBLADE.COM - 2018-02-20 21:58:07

Sabres Trade Deadline: Who Could Go?

The NHL trade deadline is now under a week away; February 26 is approaching rapidly, and it seems likely the Buffalo Sabres will ship away at least one player. Barring any crazy moves by Jason Botterill and co., here's a look at some Sabres players who could be on their way out in the next week - an

DIEBYTHEBLADE.COM - 2018-02-20 14:00:03

Capitals vs. Sabres Recap: Right at Home in Buffalo

Wearing their red uniforms in Buffalo, the Caps were good in the first, great in the second, and in the third ... did what's more-or-less expected of them at this point, letting it get close but ultimately getting the win. Check back for our full recap later, but first, here's Monday evening's Plus/

JAPERS' RINK - 2018-02-19 22:47:56

Capitals try to cut inconsistencies versus Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. - After one of their worst - and most surprising - losses of the season, the Washington Capitals will have a good chance at ending their road trip on a high note Monday when they take on the struggling Buffalo Sabres. The Capitals (33-18-8) were stunned Saturday in a 7-1 loss to the Ch


Game Day Preview #58, Los Angeles Kings @ Buffalo Sabres

The Kings haven't won in Buffalo since 2003. You're probably reading this on a device that didn't exist yet (the iPhone was released in 2007). It is a very long, very miserable streak, particularly considering how awful some of the recent iterations of the Buffalo Sabres have been. This year's vers


NHL trade deadline: History of first-round draft picks dealt for players

Leading into the Feb. 26 NHL trade deadline, a term you'll often hear is "market price." While general managers and their respective staff evaluate talent differently, the return one player retrieves for a team in one trade, and what players have cost at previous trade deadlines, goes a long way in


Trade Market Analysis: Evander Kane vs. Rick Nash

The Sabres and Jason Botterill will have their work cut out for them. After a reported high asking price, Evander Kane has cooled off as of late after a hot start, and the timing could not be worse with the NHL Trade Deadline right around the corner. Kane has scored just three goals since the new ye


Men's Hockey at Olympics, Day 3 Recap

It was pretty much a one-man show for Team USA on day three of Olympic men's hockey action, as Ryan Donato scored both goals en route to the US' win over Slovakia. Meanwhile, the Olympic Athletes from Russia proved too much for Slovenia, who fell by a score of 8-2. Finland topped Norway 5-1, while S


Recap: Sabres Blow Lead Late and Lose in Overtime to Senators

Sabres were 30 seconds away from a win, but blew the lead late in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Senators Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports The Buffalo Sabres were in a place to pick up two points in a game they really didn't deserve it. The Ottawa Senators controlled possession for the most part and wer


Sharks, Predators, Kings among teams who should pursue Sabres winger Evander Kane

Greg Wyshynski, senior writer: I'm a sci-fi geek, and part of being one is the suspension of disbelief. If you're stressing about explosions that make sound in space, you're probably not going to enjoy "The Last Jedi." Yet I can't apply the same lack of logic to this exercise. My heart says to put E


Game 56 Preview: Buffalo Sabres @ Ottawa Senators

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports The Sabres come to town tonight to face the Senators, with both teams looking to lose two valuable points to move down the standings. It will be the latest edition of the post-Chris DiDomenico Sens (he claimed waivers this morning), as well as the start of the Dion


Buffalo Sabres Gift Guide: 10 must-have gifts for the Man Cave

No question about it, every Buffalo Sabres fan needs these awesome items for their man cave. Buffalo Sabres fans know the importance of a man cave. A special place where a guy and his buddies can watch the game. But every now and then, those man caves need upgrading. We're here to help. Use this han


Sabres get rare home win over East-leading Lightning

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Ryan O'Reilly scored a goal and added two assists in the Buffalo Sabres' 5-3 win over the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Backup Chad Johnson stopped 26 shots to pick up just his fourth win and first in nine home appearances this season. Sam Reinha


Defeated on dad's trip, Tampa Bay Lightning lose 5-3 to Buffalo Sabres

The Bolts were sloths on ice, and the Dion Phaneuf/Marian Gaborik trade was likely the most exciting thing to happen during the game. It felt like Victor Hedman and just a handful of Tampa Bay Lightning players decided to mosey south down Queen Elizabeth Way for a game against the Buffalo Sabres. As


O'Reilly has goal, assist in Sabres 5-3 win over Lightning

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Ryan O'Reilly scored a goal and added two assists in the Buffalo Sabres' 5-3 win over the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Backup Chad Johnson stopped 26 shots to pick up just his fourth win and first in nine home appearances this season. Sam Reinha


Lightning fall to Sabres, come up empty-handed on quick 2-game road trip

Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov (90) and Buffalo Sabres defenseman Justin Falk (41) go for a loose puck as it rolls between the legs of Buffalo Sabres goaltender Chad Johnson (31) during the first period. BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Ryan O'Reilly scored a goal and added two assists in the


Preview: Lightning take on Sabres squad missing star Jack Eichel

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres have finally rediscovered their scoring touch. But can they keep it up without top scorer Jack Eichel? The Sabres (16-30-10) have shown some signs of life as of late, with 12 goals in their past three games. That came after a dreadful stretch to open the new year,


Factors of Rasmus Ristolainen's Struggles

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen is going through one of the tougher stretches of hockey in his career right now. He's been removed from the top pair with Marco Scandella and found himself stapled to the bench for large portions of the game against the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night.


Tracking every major 2018 NHL trade rumor heading into the deadline

The 2018 NHL trade deadline is rapidly approaching. On Monday, Feb. 26 the NHL will officially close its doors on trades for the remainder of the 2017-18 season, meaning we have two weeks of potential madness left. NHL trade deadline day is usually not as crazy as the NBA's deadline is, as most majo


Avalanche hang on in 5-4 win over Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Tyson Jost and the speedy Colorado Avalanche caught the Buffalo Sabres flatfooted through most of the first 50 minutes on Sunday night. By the time the Sabres could recover, the Avalanche built what proved to be an insurmountable lead in hanging on for a 5-4 victory. "We're a youn