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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres Recap

Fans flocked to the Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa on Saturday afternoon, as the Buffalo Sabres were in town to face the beloved Tampa Bay Lightning. As the teams took to the ice, the excitement soared when the Lightning narrowly missed an early opportunity at the Sabres' goal. By the end of the first period, Buffalo had managed to take a 1 – 0 lead. By the end of the second period, Tampa was back in the game however, having tied the score at 1 -1. The crowd at Amalie Arena went into the third with high hopes of a victory, to help them inch closer to the top spot currently held by Montreal.

Florida Panthers vs. Buffalo Sabres Recap

In the fourth game of the season, the red hot Florida Panthers hosted the struggling Buffalo Sabres at their home arena, BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The game had a bit more goals than expected from two teams coming off such poor seasons a year ago, and nearly a dozen penalties. For the Panthers it was NHL veteran, Jaromir Jagr who kicked off the scoring with two in the first period alone. In the second, Buffalo tried coming back with an even strength goal from Jake McCabe but in the end it wasn't enough. The power play conversions were ultimately the decider as Buffalo went 1 for 6 where as the Panthers cashed in on 2 of 5 opportunities.

Buffalo Sabres vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Recap

The 1st period as calm, with neither Buffalo nor Columbus managing a goal. 7 shots were attempted on both sides, but the goalies had the situations covered. The Sabres had yet to win a game this season, but Rasmus Ristolainen showed how much they wanted to with a power play goal 2:33 into the 2nd. Columbus received 3 penalties in the period, with 2 leading to power plays (and also leading to Ristolainen's goal). The 2nd ended with Buffalo holding the 1 point lead. Lots of action came out in the 3rd though. Ryan O'Reilly scored for Buffalo 5:10 into the period during a power play. Columbus responded with a power play goal of their own with Brandon Saad scoring a couple of minutes after O'Reilly. A couple of more minutes later, Jack Eichel got another point for Buffalo. With under 7 minutes left in the period, Scott Hartnell scored another for Columbus during a power play, catching up to Buffalo with a 3-2 score. But one more power play by Buffalo led to Matt Moulson scoring another, securing the first win of the season for the Sabres.
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Buffalo Sabres 2014-2015 Schedule, Score, Roster, Rumors, Seating Charts

Buffalo Sabres Schedule in 2014 - 2015

The Sabers get to work for real starting on Thursday October 11th when the contend with the Blackhawks. On Friday October 17th they will have there home debut when they take the ice vs, the Panthers game time will be at 7PM. A rare match up this season will be when they play the kings they face them twice once in Cali on the 23rd of October then at home on the 9th of December. Other notable match are when they face Boston on the 18th a day after Chicago as we mentioned above. A key game this winter will be when they play. Vancouver Canucks the February 26. The season. Down the road they will finish the regular season at home taking on the Pittsburg on April 11th. You can watch the rookies fight for position tonight VS. Maple leafs in Canada then in October they have the final two preseason games on at home with the capitals and then away vs. the Hurricanes.

Buffalo Sabres Roster

Not melt anyone’s hopes for the Sabers before they officially play on the ice but sports writers aren’t to enthused about the Sabers roster but that being said here is what you should look for. The Sabers will be building for the future this season and part of that will be to send down winger Justin Bailey the Kitchener Rangers. The D squad for the Sabers will feature Jake McCabe, Andrej Meszaros, Tyler Myers, Rasmus Ristolainen, Mike Weber, Nikita Zadorov. Operating on the offensive side will be yler Ennis/Matt Moulson/Drew Stafford; Cody Hodgson/Sam Reinhart/Brian Gionta; Marcus Foligno/Torrey Mitchell/Chris Stewart. Holding his own at the Center position will be Zack Dalpe he comes up big when it counts you may recall his power play Vs. Dallas back in March. In July the Sabers were very busy resghning players. Among them were
forward Luke Adam (RFA) for at least one more year also locked in is defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-ear contract and Ennis put his name to a 5 year deal with the team.

Buffalo Sabres Fan Experience

First Niagara Center's community is very Rural the building where the team plays is kind more like a D2 college feel then NHL but it gets the job done. Frankly many in the area feels it adds to some of the old school grit the game is often missing. That being said there is still luxury boxes. Unlike most sports buildings that have national suppliers they have truly local food according to local media you can truly get a taste of the area with items like chicken wings, beef on weck (roast beef au jus on a kummelweck roll), Perry's ice cream, and fried bologna sandwiches. Be ready to be jolted by not the crowed but the old school horn they sound off sometimes at the games.

Buffalo Sabres Trivia

Rules aren't always rules.That was the case for the Sabers in the 1999 in the Stanly cup when they lost in game 6 on a goal scored by Brett Hull in the 3rd overtime. The rules at that time was ,”that a goal cannot be scored if an opponents skate entered the crease before the puck,” Manny fans and hockey folks still think Hulls clearly did.

Buffalo Sabres History

The Sabers Joined the NHL in in 1970 led by Perreault who got awards for goals scored in the first year of play. They made the playoffs in the early 70s thanks to help from a 50 goal man Danny Gare. They also played in the fog game in 1975 Stanley Cup finals they lostIn the 80s they were not that great things changed in the mid 90’s for the team currently the team is verry mixed in with the politics of New York Since they are currently owned by he new ownership was a consortium led by Rochester, New York billionaire, former New York candidate for governor Tom Golisano and former Sabres president Larry Quinn. Even though it lacked good air ducks. which effected them in 1975 cup they moved into there new home across the street from the old building Memorial Auditorium in 1996.

Buffalo Sabres Fan Info

The crowd is said to be a true gritty hockey fans dream. They are respectful to each other and to people in the seats but mean and extremely boisterous in the stands. The games are almost always sell out crowds. It should be noted that most people who attend the match ups are men and have either played or coached hockey. They wear the jerseys and tune in on tv and put stickers on the car this team is big for them in upstate New York. If they are playing especially vs a team from Canada you can count on the bars being packed .

Buffalo Sabres Rumors

There is talk that the back up goalie has approached the front office staff about having the starting job and has been seen putting in extra hours at practice and studying extra film to do so. He did just move up this year Mark Pysyk's could miss the first game the away teams will more then likely stay at the Double tree hotel again this year when they come town but LA Kings arn't sure if thats where they want to stay when they face the Sabers. Also they tried to get an out door game but the ratings on a National level arn't there for the Sabers.