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Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins 3/18/21 Game Preview

Despite reports of a Sabres staff member and a Boston Bruins player entering the NHL COVID-19 protocol, the game is still on as of the time this piece was posted. There was a report earlier that the game was cancelled, but quickly taken back as confirmation was never provided. This forced both teams to miss ...

Buffalo Sabres vs Washington Capitals Game Preview 3/15/21

Expected Lines Sabres Hall-Sheahan-Thompson Olofsson-Staal-Reinhart Rieder-Asplund-Okposo Skinner-Lazar-Mittelstadt Bryson-Ristolainen Dahlin-Miller Irwin-Montour Hutton Capitals Ovechkin-Backstrom-Oshie Vrana-Kuznetsov-Sprong Sheary-Eller-Panik Hagelin-Dowd-Hathaway Dillon-Carlson Orlov-Schultz Chara-Jensen Vanecek Tale of the Tape Record: Washington (17-6-4) vs Buffalo (6-15-4) xGF% (All situations): Washington (51.98%) vs Buffalo (39.44%) 5v5 Goals: Pittsburgh (65) vs Buffalo (34) Leading Scorer: Backstrom (30 points) vs Reinhart (19 points) Eakin ...

Buffalo Sabres vs New York Islanders Game Recap 3/7/2021

Final Score – 5-2 (NYI) Despites 3rd period goals from Jeff Skinner and Colin Miller to bring the game to 3-2, the comeback fell short, dropping the Sabres to 6-14-3 on the season, 0-6-0 against the Islanders and losers of 7 straight. Sabres Goals Jeff Skinner scored his first of the year, circling the net after ...

Buffalo Sabres vs New York Islanders 3/4/21 Game Preview

Expected Lines Sabres Olofsson – Eichel – Reinhart Hall – Staal – Okposo Rieder – Eakin – Cozens Skinner – Lazar – Sheahan  Dahlin – Ristolainen Jokiharju – Miller Bryson – Montour  Hutton  Islanders  Lee – Barzal – Eberle  Beauvillier – Nelson – Bailey Dal Colle – Pageau – Wahlstrom  Clutterbuck – Cizikas – Martin  ...

Buffalo Sabres vs. Philadelphia Flyers 2/28/21 Game Recap

Final Score: 3-0 Flyers The Sabres goal drought against the Flyers stands at 180 minutes. The first half of the first period, things were not as bleak, the Sabres were pressing play and taking more shots than the Flyers. After that stretch, it was all Flyers and I mean it was all Flyers. The graph ...