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Sabres get bounces in 5-3 win over Maple Leafs

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Don't tell Jason Pominville and the Buffalo Sabres they have nothing to play for. For a team all but mathematically out of playoff contention, the Sabres continued making a dent in in the Eastern Conference playoff race with a 5-3 win ...

Bills agree to sign running back Ivory to 2-year contract

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Running back Chris Ivory has agreed to sign a two-year contract with the Buffalo Bills, where the eighth-year player will have an opportunity to serve as LeSean McCoy's primary backup. Ivory agreed to the deal on Tuesday, two weeks after being cut by the ...

Barkov, Reimer help Panthers top Sabres 4-1 for 5th straight

By PAUL GEREFFI, Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The surging Florida Panthers are edging closer to a playoff spot. Aleksander Barkov scored his 24th goal of the season, James Reimer made 24 saves in his first start in six games and Florida beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Friday ...

Vontae Davis eager to join Bills and put Colts behind him

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cornerback Vontae Davis says the opportunity to play in a talented young secondary is what eventually drew him to sign a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills. Davis also says he's put behind last year's dispute with former Colts ...

Lake Placid chosen to host ’23 Winter World University Games

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The International University Sports Federation has selected Lake Placid as the host for the 2023 Winter World University Games. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in Albany on Monday that local organizers from the Adirondack region and the Lausanne, ...

Hall of Fame QB Kelly says tests show return of oral cancer

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has once again been diagnosed with oral cancer. Kelly released a statement Thursday through his publicist saying he is "shocked and deeply saddened" by the news, and vows to once again ...

Kane makes immediate impact in Sharks’ 5-2 win over Oilers

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Evander Kane was so excited about being traded from a last-place team to one in playoff contention that he raced to a cross-country flight in order to jump right into the lineup. Kane made an immediate impact in his San Jose debut by ...

Sabres beat Bruins 4-1 in Rick Nash’s debut for Boston

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Okposo and the Eastern Conference's last-place Buffalo Sabres head into the uncertainty of the NHL's trade deadline sure of one thing. They were better than the retooled Bruins by beating them 4-1 to spoil forward Rick Nash's ...

Sabres spoil Nash’s debut with retooled Bruins

By The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Benoit Pouliot and Kyle Okposo scored on consecutive shots in the first period and the Buffalo Sabres beat retooled Boston 4-1 on Sunday in forward Rick Nash's Bruins debut. Evan Rodrigues and Marco Scandella also scored, and Chad Johnson stopped ...

Sharks boost scoring by acquiring Evander Kane from Sabres

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks acquired forward Evander Kane from the Buffalo Sabres on Monday in a move to upgrade their depleted forward group. The Sharks dealt conditional first and fourth-round picks in 2019 and prospect Danny O'Regan to the ...

Contenders deal high draft picks at NHL trade deadline

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer Red Wings general manager Ken Holland has suddenly come to appreciate how valuable first-round draft picks are when a team's not in playoff contention at the NHL trade deadline. "I've been on that on the other side," Holland said, recalling Detroit's heydays ...

AP source: Sharks acquire Evander Kane from Sabres

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have acquired forward Evander Kane from the Buffalo Sabres in a move to upgrade their depleted forward group. A person familiar with the move confirmed the move shortly before Monday's trade deadline. The person ...

Scandella scores in OT to give Sabres 3-2 win over Red Wings

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Evander Kane showed his skill, scoring a wraparound goal under the watchful eye of many NHL teams evaluating him in person. Kane had a go-ahead goal late in the second period and Marco Scandella scored with a second left in overtime, lifting ...

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 ...