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Goalie Loses Game Due to Bizarre Puck-in-Pants Goal

Mike Smith skates to score on himself

(Newser) - Here's one of the weirdest hockey plays you'll ever see—one that ended a game, no less. Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith couldn't find the puck after it flew into the air in overtime. It landed in the back of his pants, and while he was searching... More »

Hockey Thug Suspended for ... Biting?

(Newser) - Turns out the NHL has a bigger bite than Ottawa's Jarkko Ruutu. The league suspended Ruutu two games without pay for biting the gloved hand of Buffalo's Andrew Peters in a game Tuesday. "It's weird to even think that that goes on in hockey," said Peters, known more... More »

Sabres Upend Bruins

Vanek hat trick, Thibault shutout lift Buffalo

(Newser) - Thomas Vanek scored three goals and Jocelyn Thibault shut out the Boston Bruins in his first start since Jan. 21 as the Buffalo Sabres ended their season with a 3-0 win last night. The victory came too late for the Sabres. It was their first game since they were eliminated... More »

Habs Eliminate Sabres

Buffalo's playoff hopes come to an end

(Newser) - Bryan Smolinski scored twice, Carey Price came within 8:30 of posting his second straight shutout, and the Montreal Canadiens beat Buffalo 3-1 on Thursday night, eliminating the Sabres from the playoff race. Chris Higgins also scored for Montreal, which is tied with Pittsburgh atop the Eastern Conference with 102... More »

OT Win Keeps Sabre Playoff Hopes Alive

Crosby lifts Penguins; Hasek shuts out Preds in another OT battle

(Newser) - Buffalo’s playoff hopes remain alive – for at least one more day. The Sabres, battling every step of the way, overcame the Bruins in a 2-1 overtime win tonight. It took just 39 seconds beyond regulation for Andrej Sekera to get the job done for Buffalo. The Sabres need... More »

Canandiens Light Lamp Late, Stun Sabres

Elsewhere, Boyes' 40th leads Blues while Wild blank Canucks

(Newser) - Tomas Plekanec scored twice in the final 2:31, including the tying goal with 15 seconds remaining, and teammate Christopher Higgins scored in overtime as Montreal dealt Buffalo a serious blow to its playoff hopes with 4-3 victory. Mark Streit added three assists for the Canadiens, who took over first... More »

Caps Grab OT Win, Remain in Playoff Chase

Thrashers edge Panthers; Sabres outshoot Sens

(Newser) - The Capitals got the two points they needed tonight, but the Lightning didn’t give them up without a fight. Alexander Semin got Washington through regulation and Tomas Fleischmann won it for them in overtime, reports the AP. The victory puts the Caps just two points out of the eighth... More »

Five-Goal 3rd Pushes Sens Past Sabres

Bruins tighten grip on last playoff spot, Panthers lose

(Newser) - Anton Volchenkov’s first goal of the season came with less than two minutes remaining in regulation and propelled the Senators to a 6-3 win over the Sabres. Seven goals were scored in a wild third period, five of them by Ottawa. Daniel Alfredsson had two of the Senators’ five... More »

Leafs Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With Win

Sharks beat Ducks, solidify hold on 1st; Wild over Canucks

(Newser) - The Maple Leafs aren’t out of the playoff hunt just yet, after a 4-1 win in Buffalo last night left them a fighting chance in the Eastern Conference. Toronto is in 12th place right now, but only five points separates them from the Boston Bruins, who hold the eighth... More »

Sabres Slash Bolts With Six in 3rd Period

Sabres now only one point out of playoffs

(Newser) - The Sabres’ six-goal third period erased a 4-1 deficit to the Tampa Bay Lightning and propelled Buffalo to a 7-4 victory. Thomas Vanek and Jochen Hecht each scored two goals during the Sabres’ remarkable final period, which featured two goals within 16 seconds and a four-goal, 8-minute stretch, according to... More »

Ducks Take 8th Straight Home Win Against Canucks

Newbies fuel Penguins' 7-3 rout of Sabres as Crosby, Hossa sit

(Newser) - Todd Marchant sparked a three-goal first period for the Ducks and the Canucks eventually fell 4-1 in Anaheim's eighth straight home win. The record streak has brought the team to within two points of Pacific-Division-leading San Jose and within just a point of Dallas, the Los Angeles Times reports. Elsewhere... More »

Rangers Stay Hot, Beat Buffalo

Gomez nets winner in shootout as NY now has points in 13 straight games

(Newser) - New York's Scott Gomez hasn't been used often by Tom Renney in the shootout this season, but he rewarded his coach's gamble tonight with the winning attempt over Ryan Miller's right pad in a 3-2 victory at Buffalo. The Rangers, in completing a sweep of the Sabres for the first... More »

Canadiens Beat Kings to Retake Lead in East

Biron's 32 saves spark Flyers, Hurricanes beat Sabres in overtime

(Newser) - Jaroslav Halak took full advantage of his first start of the season by collecting 35 saves and leading the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings last night, reports AP. Patrice Brisebois scored the first goal of a three-goal second period for the Canadiens, who recaptured... More »

Red Wings Make St. Louis Sing the Blues

'Canes top Thrashers, Ovechkin nets 2 in Caps win over Sabres

(Newser) - Pavel Datsyuk had two goals in Detroit’s 4-1 victory over St. Louis. It was the second straight victory for the Red Wings, after emerging from a 1-8-2 stretch. Despite those struggles, Detroit still has a comfortable lead for the top spot in the Western Conference. Conversely, St. Louis is... More »

Sabres Best Flyers 5-2, Gain Ground

Anderson has 40 saves as Panthers blank Bruins, Isles top Rangers in shootout

(Newser) - The Buffalo Sabres scored two goals within 18 seconds in the third period on their way to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. The win moved the Sabres to within one point of the Flyers for the eighth and final playoff spot. Maxim Afinogenov and Jason Pominville each had... More »

Wings End Four-Game Skid

Hasek, Detroit best Buffalo, 4-2

(Newser) - Detroit put an end to their four-game losing streak tonight with a win over the Buffalo Sabres, 4-2. Dominik Hasek got the start and the win in goal for the Red Wings, only his second appearance since returning from a hip injury that sidelined him for nearly three weeks. The... More »

Habs, Plekanec Surpass Sabres

As Plekanec's hat trick, plus three more give Montreal a one point advantage over Ottawa in the Northeast

(Newser) - Though three was the important number for Tomas Plekanec last night, one is Montreal's magic number following a 6-2 pounding of Buffalo, the Montreal Gazette reports. Plekanec earned his first NHL hat trick, propelling the Habs to one point ahead of the reeling Senators in the Northeast Division, and one... More »

Bernier Leads Sabres Past Preds

Newest acquisition has big game in Buffalo debut

(Newser) - Newly-acquired winger Steve Bernier scored on his first two shots in his new uniform to lead the Buffalo Sabres past the Nashville Predators 8-4. The Quebec native, who also added an assist for his new club, was traded from San Jose yesterday for All-Star defenseman Brian Campbell. Buffalo's Toni Lydman... More »

Flyers Win, Snap 10-game Slide

Philadelphia earns 4-3 victory over Buffalo in shootout

(Newser) - It wasn’t pretty, but the Philadelphia Flyers’ 10-game losing streak has finally ended. Daneil Briere beat his former teammate Ryan Miller in the shootout to give Philadelphia a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres; with the win the Flyers avoided setting a record for most consecutive losses. Jason Pominville... More »

Rangers Take Key Points From Sabres

Flyers lose record 10th straight, Sundin scores in Leafs' win

(Newser) - The New York Rangers playoff chances got a big boost tonight with a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres, reports the Associated Press. The Rangers, Sabres and the Boston Bruins were tied for the last three Eastern Conference playoffs spots when the night started. Sean Avery scored the winner for... More »

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