Sabres rookie Guhle set to live dream vs. hometown Oilers

‘“It’s pretty crazy that I’m going to be playing against them tonight,” said Guhle. “I didn’t even realize that Edmonton was coming here until yesterday when I looked at the schedule. I didn’t know if I would still be here, or how long I’ll be here, but when I figured out that I was playing them I was pretty excited.”’

Sabres defeat Oilers 4-3 in OT

‘Buffalo had the puck for nearly the entire minute of overtime, and Rasmus Ristolainen bruies a slap shot in the top corner of the net to win it for the hometown team. That is a big time comeback and win for the Sabres.’

From The Locker Room: Sabres-OIlers

‘”If you want to be a good team, you never lose two in a row. Last night it was close. Tonight we needed the win and it was a big win for us.”‘

Sabres top Oilers 4-3 thanks to some late game heroics, despite two points from Connor McDavid

‘Seconds later Marcus Foligno drew a hooking penalty giving the Sabres a power play as they went into overtime. Rasmus Ristolainen made the Oilers pay, with an absolute laser from the point to give the Sabres the win.’

Rasmus Ristolainen lifts Sabres past Oilers in OT

‘”There’s been some really good chances, but you can’t get frustrated and try to keep it simple and get pucks to the net,” Ristolainen said. “Someday it’s going to go in, and tonight was the time.”‘

Ristolainen’s OT goal seals comeback win over Oilers

‘”With all the luck Risto’s had with his stick and his opportunities, it was sure good to see him rip one off the bar,” Sabres coach Dan Bylsma said. “It may be the loudest one I’ve heard off the post and in.”‘

Wednesday’s Rochester Coverage

Nylander growing as a professional in Rochester (WGR-AM)
Amerks Sign Eric Baier To Professional Tryout (

Tuesday’s Edmonton Coverage

Game Day: Edmonton Oilers at Buffalo Sabres (Edmonton Sun)
Still searching for consistency, Sabres host Oilers (AP)
Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel ready for encore (
Preview: Oilers at Sabres (
Preview: Oilers at Sabres (

After OT heartbreaker, Sabres have fast turnaround to meet McDavid

‘”We had a good second period and that’s about it,” said Lehner, who made 30 saves but fell to 1-5-3 in his last nine decisions. “We’re up 2-1 going into the third and we don’t want to sit back. Give them credit, they’re a a good team but we don’t want to sit back. They have speed. A lot of momentum. They got the power play goal. We had one good period.”‘

Sabres notebook: Perseverance pays for Burgdoerfer

‘”It certainly has been a long time coming so I was thrilled to get the call,” Burgdoerfer said. “There were definitely certain points in my career I thought this would never happen. You’ve just got to believe in yourself, work hard and I couldn’t be happier with the result.”‘

Quick Hits: Capitals 3, Sabres 2 (OT)

‘The Sabres were 6-0-3 when leading after 40 minutes while the Caps were 0-5-2 when trailing after same. Buffalo had a 2-1 lead through two periods but couldn’t hold on.’

Sabres’ Erik Burgdoerfer paid dues to reach NHL

‘“I’m wondering how the heck, from what I’ve seen so far, (he) played five years in the East Coast Hockey League,” Sabres coach Dan Bylsma said during training camp. “Somebody somewhere has missed something, because the way he’s played he should be playing at a higher level. He should’ve been playing at higher level than that.”’

Tuesday’s Washington Coverage

Marcus Johansson scores twice, leads Capitals to comeback win over Sabres (Washington Post)
Caps Snap Losing Streak Behind Johansson’s Two Goals (CSN Mid Atlantic)
Marcus Johansson Finds Success In A Simplified Approach (CSN Mid Atlantic)
Caps Get Their Mojo Working in 3-2 OT Win over Sabres (
Photo gallery (

Johansson scores twice as Capitals beat Sabres 3-2 in OT

‘”I mean give them credit, they’re a good team, but I think we’re starting to sit back and they have speed, you know?” Lehner said. “I think we see that we can play. We’ve just got to stop changing, changing how we play.”‘

Johansson powers Capitals to OT win vs. Sabres

‘Goaltender Robin Lehner stymied the slumping Capitals early, but finished with 30 saves. Washington had 16 of its 33 shots after the second period. Buffalo lacked its usual rotation on the blue line Monday with multiple defenders out, including Taylor Fedun (shoulder).’