October 7, 2011 |
The celebratory homecoming for one Finn could not have gone better or more smoothly. Not only did he score a goal but his team emerged with a one-sided victory in its NHL opener Friday in Helsinki, Finland. It was Ville Leino and the Buffalo Sabres doing the scoring and the winning, not national hero Teemu Selanne and the Ducks. Buffalo, behind three power-play goals, defeated the Ducks, 4-1, at Hartwall Arena. Thomas Vanek led the Sabres with two goals and an assist. This was the arena with a big mural on the outside of Selanne, the favorite son of Finland, who, at age 41, was returning home to play an NHL regular-season game for the first time.
January 9, 2010
Rookie defenseman Tyler Myers scored two of Buffalo's three power-play goals and assisted on the other in the Sabres' 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night. Ryan Miller made a career-high 48 saves, and Tim Kennedy also scored in Buffalo's sixth straight victory and 10th in a row against Toronto. Matt Stajan and John Mitchell scored third-period goals for Toronto, and Vesa Toskala stopped 28 shots. The Maple Leafs have lost four of their last five. The 19-year-old Myers, second among NHL rookies with 26 points, scored his fifth and sixth goals from close range against Toskala.
March 10, 2010
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rookie defenseman Tyler Myers had a goal and three assists and the Buffalo Sabres reclaimed the top spot in the Northeast Division with a 5-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night. Thomas Vanek scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and Jason Pominville, Mark Mancari and Derek Roy also scored. Buffalo won its third straight to move two points ahead of Ottawa in the Northeast. Jamie Benn had a goal and assist, and Steve Ott and Toby Petersen also scored for the Stars, 1-4 in their past five games.
February 21, 2008 |
at Buffalo 4, Tampa Bay 3 (OT): Thomas Vanek scored three consecutive goals, including the winner 2 minutes 25 seconds into overtime, to rally the Sabres from a 3-1 deficit. at New Jersey 3, San Jose 2: John Madden and Sergei Brylin scored 1:10 apart during the Devils' three-goal second period. New Jersey won its third in a row and fifth in six games. N.Y.
April 6, 2008 |
at Atlanta 4, Tampa Bay 1: Colby Armstrong scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period and the Thrashers added two empty-net goals in the final minute. at Montreal 3, Toronto 1: Chris Higgins scored twice and Mark Streit had a goal and an assist for the Canadiens. The Maple Leafs missed the playoffs for a third season in a row. Buffalo 3, at Boston 0: Thomas Vanek scored three goals and Jocelyn Thibault earned the shutout.
December 15, 2005 |
Martin Biron made 32 saves to win his 11th consecutive start, and Derek Roy had a goal and an assist in the Buffalo Sabres' 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night at Buffalo, N.Y. Biron extended his personal and franchise-best winning streak and became the first goalie to win 11 in a row since New Jersey's Martin Brodeur in 2001. Maxim Afinogenov, Thomas Vanek and Daniel Briere also scored to help the Sabres run their winning streak to four. They have won 13 of 16.