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Sabres’ Kane expects to be dealt before NHL trading deadline

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane says he fully expects to be dealt before the NHL's trading deadline hits Monday. Kane says he's been preparing to be dealt all season long. The only question is when the trade will take place and ...

Ovechkin scores 35th goal in Capitals’ 3-2 win over Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin can stop fretting about what the Washington Capitals captain described as the worst game of his career. He and the Capitals were much better in a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday, two days after a 7-1 meltdown at ...

Kopitar, Amadio score 2 each in Kings’ 4-2 win over Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings took advantage of the Buffalo Sabres' second-period meltdown to snap a three-game skid and keep pace in the tightly contested Western Conference playoff race. Kopitar and rookie Michael Amadio each ...

Capitals forward calls fans racial taunts ‘disgusting’

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — This wasn't the first time Devante Smith-Pelly has had racial taunts directed at him during a hockey game. And the Washington Capitals forward knew immediately what the intent of the message was when a few fans began chanting ...

Sabres get rare home win over East-leading Lightning

By The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly scored a goal and added two assists in the Buffalo Sabres' 5-3 win over the Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Backup Chad Johnson stopped 26 shots to pick up just his fourth win and first in nine home ...

Sabres’ Eichel out 4 to 6 weeks with sprained right ankle

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres forward Jack Eichel has a sprained right ankle and coach Phil Housley says it's premature to rule out Buffalo's leading scorer for the remainder of the season. Housley said Eichel will miss four to six weeks, putting the player ...

Jost, Bourque help Avalanche hang on for 5-4 win over Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tyson Jost and the speedy Colorado Avalanche caught the Buffalo Sabres flatfooted through most of the first 50 minutes on Sunday night. By the time the Sabres could recover, the Avalanche built what proved to be an insurmountable lead ...

Gionta, Wisniewski could be NHL-bound right after Olympics

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The next flights Brian Gionta and James Wisniewski take could land them back in the NHL. As the longtime NHL veterans try to win a medal for the United States at the Olympics, their agents are talking to teams about getting ...

Eichel’s 4 points lead Sabres to 5-0 win over Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Stuck in last place, the Buffalo Sabres are looking for positive signs. For now, their second winning streak of the season will do. Jack Eichel had a goal and three assists, Ryan O'Reilly scored twice and Buffalo earned an easy 5-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on ...

Bills hire Alabama’s Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills hired Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator Sunday. Coach Sean McDermott announced Daboll's hiring two days after firing Rick Dennison. The 42-year-old Daboll was the offensive coordinator for national champion Alabama. It was the sixth time he ...

Okposo has goal, assist in Sabres’ 3-1 win over Blue Jackets

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Okposo welcomed the opportunity to capitalize on a fortunate bounce in a season during which very little has gone right for the offensively challenged Buffalo Sabres. "Yeah, hopefully that's a little gift from the hockey gods ...

Bills fire offensive coordinator Rick Dennison

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills fired offensive coordinator Rick Dennison after the team finished 29th in offense this season. The team announced the move on Friday. Their running attack fell to sixth after leading the league the past two seasons. Buffalo's offense topped 300 yards ...

Tempers flare between Sabres’ Kane, Falk during practice

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres coach Phil Housley is OK with tempers flaring on his struggling team after forward Evander Kane and defenseman Justin Falk had to be separated following a brief shoving match during practice. Housley says it was "good to see some emotion" when asked about ...

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian to miss 4-6 weeks

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian will miss between four and six weeks with an injury to his lower left leg. Coach Phil Housley provided the update Thursday morning before the Sabres' home game against Columbus. Bogosian was hurt in practice a day earlier while ...

Mittelstadt shows Buffalo glimpse of future at world juniors

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A funny thing happened when the offensively challenged Sabres left town for two weeks to make way for the world junior hockey championship. Buffalo's win-starved hockey fans got a promising glimpse into the future thanks to Casey ...

Playoffs could change perception for QBs Taylor, Bortles

By MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Benched earlier this season and questioned for years, Tyrod Taylor and Blake Bortles have a chance to change public perception on the NFL's playoff stage. Taylor helped Buffalo end the longest, current postseason drought in North ...

Bills lament missed opportunities in AFC wild-card loss

By JOE REEDY, Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Despite exceeding expectations by making the playoffs for the first time in 18 years, the Buffalo Bills lamented missed opportunities in their 10-3 loss to the Jaguars in an AFC wild-card game on Sunday. "I wanted to win this game ...

Jaguars defense shines in ugly, 10-3 victory against Bills

By MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey wasted little time turning his attention to Jacksonville's next playoff game. He also knew everyone else wanted to look back at that Week 5 matchup at Pittsburgh. "I'm sure they're thinking that game ...

Couturier stays hot, Flyers drop Sabres 4-1 for 3rd straight

By MIKE CRANSTON, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Barely a month removed from a 10-game losing streak, the Philadelphia Flyers have climbed back into playoff contention. They can thank the high-scoring trio of Sean Couturier, Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek. Couturier scored the ...

Sabres call up defenseman Guhle, goalie Ullmark from AHL

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have called up top defensive prospect Brendan Guhle and goalie Linus Ullmark from their American Hockey League affiliate. The call-ups were made Monday, a day after Buffalo closed out seven straight games on the road with a 4-1 loss at Philadelphia. ...