All posts by Lucas Buckley

Sabres Moment Retrospective #4, Part 2: 2006 Eastern Conference Semi-Final

Buffalo was riding a wave of momentum into the 2nd round after defeating the Flyers in six games. The Sabres asserted their will on Philly, twice peppering their old rival with seven or more goals. Though a playoff series victory is a great start to build momentum, nothing could fully prepare the Sabres for what ...

Sabres Sign College Free Agent CJ Smith

Buffalo made their first splash in the college free agent market, signing UMass-Lowell leading scorer CJ Smith to an entry level contract. Smith registered 51 points in 41 games for the River Hawks this season. Smith is described as a shifty skater with a great hockey IQ, traits that are surely needed in the Sabres ...

“Cannon Fodder”-Sabres vs Blue Jackets 3/28/17

FINAL CBJ 3-1 BUF GOALS 1st Period CBJ Quincey Unassisted CBJ Atkinson Assists: Jones, Wennberg 2nd Period BUF Rodrigues Assists: McCabe, O'Reilly 3rd Period CBJ Brandon Saad Assist: Anderson SHOTS BUF 42 CBJ 29 POWERPLAYS BUF 1/3 CBJ 0/2 HITS BUF 13 CBJ 10 Anders Nilsson got the start for the Buffalo Sabres against Sergei ...

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“Cooling the Big Cats”-Sabres vs Panthers 3/27/17 Game Recap

FINAL BUF 4-2 FLA GOALS 1st Period:  BUF O'Reilly Assists: Eichel, Kulikov BUF Bogosian Assists: Moulson, Girgensons 2nd Period: BUF Gionta Assist: Moulson FLA Marchessault Assists: Huberdeau, Yandle BUF Foligno Assists: Eichel, Reinhart FLA Huberdeau Unassisted SHOTS BUF 32 FLA 32 POWERPLAYS BUF 2/3 FLA 1/3 HITS BUF 22 FLA 9 Brian Gionta was honored ...

Sabres Moment Retrospective #3: The 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs, Round 1

In the weeks leading up to the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, I'll be taking a different approach to this series. There are four weeks before the big dance, there are four rounds of the NHL playoffs, and the Sabres played in three of those four in 2006. So every week until the start of ...