'And, can you imagine the mob scene at entrance gates before kickoff or the opening faceoff with fans – especially tailgaters at Bills games who wait until the last minute – frantic to have apps scanned, ticket holders who inevitably forget their phones or those who merely protest the vaccination policy and gum up the entry process?' … [Read more...] about Vaccinations required for Buffalo fans?
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'"It's an incredible feeling. I can't think the guys enough tonight," said Tokarski, who was 0-4-2 in his first six appearances this season. "They played an incredible hockey game, put the body on the line, got the offense going and really helped my job tonight. ... There's nothing better for a goalie than celebrating with your teammates after a win."' … [Read more...] about Observations: With Luukkonen on the horizon, Tokarski finally gets a win for Sabres
'"Everything that's going to be happening from today moving forward in our organization, Jason's going to be involved with," Adams said. "We're going to make decisions together. We're going to work hand in hand in every area with other staff members."' … [Read more...] about New power broker for Sabres: Kevyn Adams calls Jason Karmanos a ‘critical hire’
'"I loved playing center, I thought it was a pretty good first game there for myself," Quinn told reporters afterward. "Obviously there's a lot of spots that need to be better. But I think I can adjust pretty quick, maybe a couple more games and I'll have that stuff figured out. And I think there's also some good things that came with playing center."' … [Read more...] about Sabres notebook: No. 1 pick Jack Quinn slides to center in Rochester
'Tokarski’s comeback season stands out as a bright spot in a rough year for the Sabres. Prior to his season debut March 22, he hadn’t played an NHL game since a 10-minute stint with the Anaheim Ducks early in 2016-17. He played last season for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on an AHL contract.' … [Read more...] about Sabres goalie Dustin Tokarski dedicates first NHL win since 2015 to late father
'If Luukkonen hadn’t suffered a lower-body injury with the Rochester Americans, the Sabres likely would’ve recalled him before Thursday’s 5-2 road win over the Washington Capitals at Capital One Center. The Finn missed Wednesday’s 5-3 loss to the Cleveland Monsters in Rochester.' … [Read more...] about Sabres notes: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen could make NHL debut this weekend
The Capitals honor Nicklas Backstrom, then fall flat in a loss to lowly Sabres (Washington Post) Caps ‘lack compete level’ in Sabres loss, still in first place (NBC Sports Washington) Sabres spoil the Backstrom party in upset win over Caps (NBC Sports Washington) Capitals pay tribute to Backstrom in his 1,000th career game (NBC Sports Washington) Despite loss, Backstrom's … [Read more...] about Friday’s Washington Coverage
'“The guys kind of told me when I came here, ‘We’re a lot different team right now,’” Bjork said. “We’re still growing, but it’s cool to see where we’re heading.”' … [Read more...] about Bjork, Sabres spoil Backstrom’s 1,000th game, beat Capitals
'The Buffalo Sabres made their final meeting of 2020-21 with the Washington Capitals a memorable one, as the blue and gold came into Capital One Arena and dispatched the home team by a final score of 5-2. Dustin Tokarski grabbed the win for Buffalo between the pipes; his first NHL victory in over five years.' … [Read more...] about Sabres beat up Capitals in D.C.
'You can see how much fun these players are having on the ice together. They enjoy that what they do well on the ice is appreciated and wanted in the game plan.' … [Read more...] about Opinion: Buffalo plays well from start to finish and beats the red hot Capitals
'It was more than about Dylan Cozens tonight, but Cozens is the engine that makes things happen for the lines he centers, and tonight, you saw that on full display.' … [Read more...] about Opinion: Three Observations: Sabres take it to Capitals in D.C.
'Adams said after that portion of the rehab took place, they all got together on Tuesday, “The next steps were to shut Jack down for the season, continue to do his rehab and then we will reexamine him early into May and see where we are then,” Adams said.' … [Read more...] about Jack Eichel doesn’t need surgery yet
'Casey Mittelstadt has taken his game to a new level and it’s one of the most important developments for the Sabres this season. Three months ago, plenty of fans were wondering if Mittelstadt was a bust. Now, he looks like a promising young talent worthy of the hype that surrounded him when he was drafted.' … [Read more...] about Tokarski earns first win since 2015 as Sabres top Capitals 5-2
'“I lost my dad a few years back, so that was the first NHL win since he’s passed so I was just pointing up to him for that special moment and then all the guys were just awesome coming and there’s nothing better for a goalie than celebrating with your teammates after a win,” Tokarski said.' … [Read more...] about Tokarski breaks long win drought, Sabres beat Capitals 5-2
'“He [Eichel] sustained an injury a few weeks ago that quickly after our medical team took a look at, did all the imaging and there was a herniated disc in his neck there. The course of treatment was to rehab it and to give it some time to see if the disc could move back to where the doctors were comfortable and then the hope was that he could jump back in and play,” Adams … [Read more...] about Sabres GM Kevyn Adams expands on decision to shut Jack Eichel down for the season with neck injury