| Dec 31, 2014
| 6:20 PM
What do the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers have in common?
The three teams are in the "Connor McDavid Derby," the right to pick No. 1 in June's entry draft, with the chance to bring a generational-type talent into the...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 1:22 PM
The groundswell to put Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons in the NHL All-Star game appears to be unstoppable.
Girgensons, with heavy support from voters in his native Latvia, continues to lead the fan voting in results released Tuesday by the NHL....
| Jan 10, 2015
| 1:02 PM
Mike Richards played a season-low 9 minutes 7 seconds against the New York Rangers, including a mere two shifts in the third period, on Thursday.
And it appeared that Richards might end up being a healthy scratch for the first time in his career,...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Say what you will about the state of UConn's football program, but here is the reality: Of the 11 programs in the American Athletic Conference only one did not land on a player on the first team, the second team or among the honorable mentions on...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 1:16 PM
When/where: 7 p.m., First Niagara Center, Buffalo
TV: Fox Sports Florida; Radio: WQAM-560
Scouting report: The Panthers, who played the Red Wings on Friday, are 1-0-1 on second games of back-to-backs. The Panthers are 2-0 vs. Buffalo, including a 1-...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 7:49 PM
— In years past the Panthers would've gladly taken a 1-1-1 road trip against quality opponents such as the Blues, Red Wings and suprisingly surging Sabres.
But not this year's version, who currently reside in the eighth and final playoff spot in...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 2:44 PM
When Panthers coach Gerard Gallant told rookie center Vincent Trocheck that he was going to be his leadoff shooter in Friday's shootout against the Detroit Red Wings, memories came rushing back to his youth hockey days.
Not only did Trocheck star for...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 10:22 AM
The arbitrary nature of the road hit the Kings in Toronto as they showed improvement in many categories but still came away with a shootout loss. Again, there are always stand-out moments, a few more takeaways from Sunday.
Carter’s slump deepens...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week:
+ The Ducks have won seven straight games despite losing sniper Corey Perry to a sprained left knee. They've won seven straight games five times since the start...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Hockey fans in Latvia continue to stuff the NHL All-Star ballot box for their favorite son, Zemgus Girgensons of the Buffalo Sabres.
According to the NHL, Girgensons is the top vote-getter for the 2015 All-Star game for the third straight week, with 1,...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:25 PM
BOSTON -- Just when their slide looked like it was going to continue, the Boston Bruins pulled out a dramatic win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night.
Defenseman Dougie Hamilton, who also had an assist in the game, forced overtime with a goal with 1:...