The Sabres will play the Washington Capitals in their 6th of 7 Preseason games this year. After tonight the Sabres willn’t play on US Soil for another 2 weeks when they host the Carolina Hurricanes for their Home Opener. Tonight’s game will be at 7:00 PM the only way to hear it is on WGR 550. Ryan Miller and Jhonas Enroth will split time tonight. Derek Roy may return to the lineup tonight after suffering a strain shoulder injury.
The Sabres remained undefeated beating the Maple Leafs for the 2nd Time in the last 2 nights with a 3-2 win. The Sabres got goals 3 power play goals from Drew Stafford and Christian Ehrhoff. The Leafs got 2 goals from Mikhail Grabovski. Jhonas Enroth got his 3rd win of the preseason making 19 saves. Jonas Gustavsson stopped 34 of 37 shots in the loss. The Sabres return to action tomorrow afternoon in Columbus at 5:00 pm. It can only be heard on the radio on WGR 550.
Ales Kotalik return to Buffalo appears to be a short lived stay. The Sabres announced today that they have put Forward Ales Kotalik, Defensemen Shaone Morrisonn, and Goaltender David Leggio on Waivers this afternoon. Kotalik may end up going back to Europe to play in the KHL. Morrisonn may draw some attention for teams that are lacking depth at defense. Leggio will likely pass through and play in Rochester this season behind Drew MacIntyre. It has been rumored for some time that the Sabres would like have to put Kotalik and Morrisonn on waivers to give the Sabres some breathing room under the cap.
The Sabres and the Maple Leafs will meet again tonight at 7:00 PM from the First Niagara Center. The Sabres won last night on the back of a strong performance from Ryan Miller 2-1. Jhonas Enroth will get the start for the Sabres tonight and will play the full 60 minutes according to coach Lindy Ruff. The game can be seen on MSG-HD, NHLN-US HD, and CBC HD.
Tonight will mark the first time the Sabre fans will see Christian Ehrhoff and Robyn Regehr on Sabre ice. Tyler Myers, Andrej Sekera, Jordan Leopold, Marc-Andre Gragnani, Thomas Vanek, Jason Pominville, Cody McCormick, Drew Stafford, Ville Leino, Paul Gaustad, Patrick Kaleta, Nathan Gerbe, Tyler Ennis, and Brad Boyes are the veterans that will be in the line-up for the Sabres.
The Sabres remained undefeated in the preseason thanks to in large part Ryan Miller. Miller looked like he was ready for the season with a stellar performance making many huge saves to preserve the Sabres 2-1 victory. The Sabres got on the Board first when Corey Tropp capitalized on a Keith Aulie turnover in the Maple Leafs zone 7:15 into the game. The Sabres dominated the first period outshooting the Leafs 12-7. The Leafs would get on the Board early in the 2nd Period on a Phil Kessel Marker. In a reversal of the first period the Leafs dominated the 2nd period outshooting the Sabres 15-4. Jason Pominville would put the Sabres up for good scoring his 2nd goal of the Pre-Season with a little over 7:30 minutes left in the game. Miller stopped 33 of 34 shots that the Leafs fired at him. James Reimer who got the start for the Leafs made 31 Saves. The only bad note on the night for the Sabres is Derek Roy leaving the game after the first period. Coach Lindy Ruff said that he has a mild shoulder injury and won’t miss significant time.
The Sabres return to Home-Ice to more night when they play the Maple Leafs at 7:00 from the First Niagara Center.
The Sabres begin their busiest weekend of the preseason playing the first of 3 games in 3 nights tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7:00 PM. Ryan Miller is expected to get the start and play the full game. Former Sabre Tim Connolly will be in the lineup for the Maple Leafs. Game can be seen on MSG HD and NHLN-US HD for people outside of the buffalo market.
Thomas Vanek-Derek Roy-Jason Pominville
Nathan Gerbe-Paul Gaustad-Patrick Kaleta
Colin Stuart-Cody McCormick-Brad Boyes
Michael Ryan-Matt Ellis-Corey Tropp
Jordan Leopold-Christian Ehrhoff
Brayden McNabb-Mike Weber
Marc-Andre Gragnani-T.J. Brennan
Maple Leafs Lines:
Joffrey Lupul-Tim Connolly-Phil Kessel
Clarke MacArthur-Mikhail Grabovski-Nikolai Kulemin
Nazem Kadri-Darryl Boyce-Matt Frattin
Joey Crabb-Mike Zigomanis-Colton Orr
Keith Aulie-Dion Phaneuf
Carl Gunnarson-John Michael Liles
Cody Franson-Jake Gardiner
The Sabres won their 2nd game of the preseason on the back of a 2 point night from offseason addition Christian Ehrhoff. The Sabres got on the board first with 4:29 left in the opening frame when Ehrhoff found Jason Pominville who would put the puck past Canadiens Goaltender Petr Budaj. Montreal would tie the game in the 2nd Period with 1:24 remaining in the period on a PK Subban Power Play Marker. Ehrhoff would cap off his Sabres debut scoring the game winner 6:07 into the 3rd on the Power Play letting a Wrist Shot go from the top of the faceoff circle. Tyler Ennis would add an empty net goal with 3 seconds left to cap off the scoring. Ryan Miller and Jhonas Enroth looked strong on the night. Miller stopped all 11 shots he faced in almost 33 minutes of on ice time. Enroth who got the win stopped 12 of 13 shots over the last 27 minutes.
The Sabres next game will be on Friday night which will be the first of 3 games in 3 nights. The Sabres travel up the QEW to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday Night at 7:00 PM. The Game can be seen on NHLN-US.
The Buffalo Sabres return to the ice tonight for their 2nd pre-season game when they travel to the Bell Centre to take on the Montreal Canadiens at 7:30 PM. Ryan Miller and Jhonas Enroth will split time tonight for the Sabres in the crease. Christian Ehrhoff and Robyn Regehr are expect to make their Sabre debuts tonight. Here are the Lines for the Sabres tonight:
Thomas Vanek- Derek Roy- Jason Pominville
Tyler Ennis- Ville Leino- Drew Stafford
Brad Boyes- Luke Adam- Nathan Gerbe
Zach Kassian- Matt Ellis- Marcus Foligno
Robyn Regehr Tyler Myers
Marc-Andre Gragnani Christian Ehrhoff
Drew Schiestel Dennis Persson
The Game can only be heard on WGR 550.
The Sabres opened up the Pre-Season Portion of their Schedule tonight with a 3-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes at the First Niagara Center. The Hurricanes struck first early in the 2nd Period on a Brandon Sutter goal. The Hurricanes would hold the lead for the next 20:24 when Paul Gaustad tied it up for the Sabres. Nathan Gerbe would give the Sabres the lead less than 4 minutes later. Patrick Kaleta would finish the scoring with an Empty Net Goal with 1 sec left. The line of Gaustad, Kaleta, and Gerbe finished with 8 Points(3 Goals, 5 Assists) and a combined +8 Rating. Jhonas Enroth got the win in relief of Drew MacIntyre stopping all 11 shots he faced.
The Sabres return to the ice on Wednesday Night when they travel to the Bell Centre to take on the Montreal Canadiens at 7:30 PM.
Tonight we will get a first look at what the Sabres will look like this season, when they take on the Carolina Hurricanes at 7:00 PM at the First Niagara Center. Tyler Ennis, Nathan Gerbe, Villie Leino, Drew Stafford, Paul Gaustad, Patrick Kaleta, Luke Adam, Zach Kassian, Marcus Foligno, Tyler Myers, Andrej Sekera, Mike Weber, and Marc-Andre Gragnani are expected to be in the Sabres lineup tonight. Jhonas Enroth will get the Start for the Sabres tonight. The Game is not on TV, but i can be viewed on MSG.com and Sabres.com. The Sabres won’t see the ice again until Wednesday Night when they visit the Bell Centre to take on the Montreal Canadiens at 7:30 PM.