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Evander Kane registered three assists in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Kane has now picked up at least one point in six of his last seven games. He picked up the primary assist on all three of Jack Eichel's goals. He has 14 goals and 31 points in 33 games this season.
Dec 16 - 11:22 AM

Jake McCabe scored a goal and two assists in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

McCabe helped set up Jack Eichel's first and second goals of the game (he had three) and he scored one of his own in the third frame. McCabe finished the game with a plus-1 rating, one shot on and one hit in 18:28 of ice time. The Sabres defenseman has nine points in 33 games this season.
Dec 16 - 11:19 AM

Chad Johnson allowed five goals on 34 shots in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Sabres held a 2-1 lead very early in the third period, but they watched as Carolina scored the next three goals. Thanks to Jack Eichel's two goals, Buffalo was able to tie the game at four before eventually losing in overtime. Johnson now owns a 1-5-3 record with a 3.76 goals-against-average and a .880 save percentage this season. He hasn't won a game since Oct. 15.
Dec 15 - 10:51 PM

Jack Eichel scored a hat trick in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Eichel's first goal tied the game at one midway through the second period. With the Sabres trailing 4-2 in the third period, Eichel scored back-to-back goals in 10 seconds to tie the game at four. Unfortunately for the Sabres, they allowed Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin to score the game-winning goal in the extra frame. Eichel has 11 goals and 28 points in 33 games this season. He now has nine points in his last seven contests.
Dec 15 - 10:46 PM

Josh Gorges will be a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Gorges has one assist in 15 games this season. This is the third time in six games that he'll serve as a healthy scratch. Justin Falk and Jordan Nolan will also watch the game from the press box.
Dec 15 - 6:46 PM

Nathan Beaulieu (illness) will play in Friday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Beaulieu has missed five games because of the illness. He has no goals and three assists in 20 games this season.
Dec 15 - 6:44 PM

Matt Moulson has seven assists in three games since being sent to AHL Ontario.

Moulson was sent to the minors after failing to record a single point in 14 games with Buffalo. His strong start in the AHL though is encouraging. "You look at his start down in the AHL already, hopefully this jump-starts him getting back into the National Hockey League," Sabres GM Jason Botterill said. Buffalo would ideally like to trade him, but that will be difficult given that he's signed to a five-year, $25 million contract that runs through 2018-19.
Dec 15 - 3:37 PM

Chad Johnson will be the Sabres' starting goaltender on Friday.

Johnson is getting in his first start since he allowed four goals on 28 shots on Dec. 2. He has a 1-5-2 record, 3.64 GAA, and .883 save percentage in 11 contests this season.
Dec 15 - 1:06 PM

Nathan Beaulieu (illness) sat for a fifth straight game Thursday.

Beaulieu was on the ice with his teammates at practice Thursday morning. "I think he still needs to regain some strength but he's come a long way since where he was at," coach Phil Housley said.
Dec 15 - 9:02 AM

Robin Lehner allowed two goals on 27 shots in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Sabres built up a 1-0 lead early in the first period thanks to a goal by Ryan O'Reilly, but that's all the offense they were able to come up with. Lehner now has a 7-13-4 record with a 2.84 goals-against-average and a .912 save percentage this season. He's dropped three of his last four decisions, but he's actually been playing some solid hockey of late.
Dec 14 - 9:49 PM

Ryan O'Reilly scored a goal in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

O'Reilly scored the game's first goal quickly, as he gave Buffalo a 1-0 lead just 1:29 into the game. Unfortunately for the Sabres, it's the only offense they could muster this evening. On a positive note, the goal allowed O'Reilly to put an end to his 12-game goal drought. He has eight goals and 21 points in 32 games this season. Zemgus Girgensons registered the only assist on O'Reilly's tally.
Dec 14 - 9:42 PM

Hudson Fasching will be a healthy scratch on Thursday night against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Hudson Fasching has no points in four games so far this season. He has just one goal in 21 career NHL games. He will be joined in the press box by Viktor Antipin and the ill Nathan Beaulieu.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 14 - 7:17 PM

Robin Lehner will probably start on Thursday.

It would be Lehner's fifth consecutive start. He has a 7-12-4 record, 2.87 GAA, and .911 save percentage in 24 contests in 2017-18.
Dec 14 - 4:26 PM

Benoit Pouliot has netted eight goals in 31 games with Buffalo this season.

Pouliot has already matched the goal total he had after 67 games in 2016-17 with Edmonton. He finished that season with 14 points and he is already up to 11 this year. Still, the 31-year-old should not be on your fantasy radar at this time.
Dec 14 - 9:30 AM

Rasmus Ristolainen collected a pair of assists in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Ottawa.

Ristolainen had a hand in goals by Benoit Pouliot and Evander Kane (power play). The Sabres blueliner didn't have a point in his previous seven outings. He has no goals and nine helpers in 22 games this year.
Dec 13 - 9:03 AM


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