Sabres skate past Senators

'The Buffalo Sabres have played only two preseason games, yet they're already noticing the play has opened up considerably.'

Senators 'Lite' put on ice

'Martin said Hurme couldn't be faulted because "He didn't have much help."'

Bad break for Neil, Senators in loss

I thought Satan was really putting on a show out there. He was moving all over the place.

Game Story

'Former Senators D Grant Ledyard, who lives in the Buffalo area, dropped by the dressing room to visit yesterday morning. He was not re-signed by the Lightning. Rochester coach Randy Cunneyworth, the best captain in Senators history, is also in town because the AHL's Amerks haven't opened their camp yet.'

Sabres 6, Senators 3

'Miroslav Satan and Chris Gratton each had two goals and an assist in the Buffalo Sabres' 6-3 exhibition victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.'

Buffalo 6, Ottawa 3

Gratton scored twice and Satan once in the second period as Buffalo took a 3-2 lead. The Sabres added three goals in the third as Satan struck on the power play with 8:33 remaining to make it 5-3.

Sabres drop Hecht's debut

'Hecht has been skating with Connolly for almost all of training camp, and there seems to be some chemistry there.'

Sabres set for season on Empire, WNSA

'According to NHL sources, Adelphia is believed to have paid a hefty rights fee figure between $6 million and $7 million per season. Since the cable company's problems surfaced, public documents have revealed that Adelphia paid a $10 million rights fee to the Sabres last season. But that fee was considered inflated to cut losses.'

Nedorost looks at home in first exhibition game

'Nedorost's two goals were no-brainers; he took a perfectly threaded pass from Geoff Sanderson and scored into an open net in the first period; he scored off a rebound after a crafty move by rookie Rick Nash made a shambles of the Sabres goaltender. But goals are goals.'

Hamister first to make bid on Sabres

The financial terms of the offer have not been made public. Along with the Sabres, the package also includes the rights to HSBC Arena in downtown Buffalo and the Buffalo Bandits indoor lacrosse team.

Novotny shows he's willing to hit

'"He was a pleasant surprise, especially for his first game."'

One Spiffy Jacket Nedorost shines as Columbus topples Sabres

'The crowd of 4,579 seemed divided in its loyalty between Syracuse Crunch parent club Columbus and its closest NHL franchise, Buffalo. The one common cheering ground was Sabres center Tim Connolly, a Baldwinsville native playing his first hometown game as a pro. Connolly, wearing the alternate's "A" on his jersey, tallied one assist.'

Shelley delights paying customers

Specifically, Baldwinsville native Tim Connolly – just 21, but beginning his fourth season in the NHL … and think about that for a moment – was in the joint, skating (and collecting an assist) for the Sabres.

Blue Jackets 5, Sabres 3

'Ales Kotalik, Derek Roy and Jochen Hecht scored for the Sabres.'

Columbus 5, Buffalo 3

'Andrej Nedorost scored twice and Rick Nash added a goal and an assist as the Blue Jackets defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 5-3, in the preseason opener for both teams.'