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Amerks fall to Crunch in playoff opener

by Rochester Americans @AmerksHockey / Amerks.com

(Syracuse, New York) -  The Rochester Americans and Syracuse Crunch exchanged a pair of goals during the opening period of Friday's Game 1 North Division Semifinals, but the Crunch outscored the Amerks 4-0 over the final 40 minutes to came away with a 6-2 win at the War Memorial Arena.

The Amerks were paced by Seth Griffith's two assists while Zach Redmond and Kyle Criscuolo scored their first markers of the postseason. Goaltender Linus Ullmark, who was one of several Amerks to make their AHL playoff debuts, stopped 28 of 33 but was tagged with the loss.

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O'Reilly named finalist for Lady Byng

by NHL @NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK - Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov, Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson and Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly are the three finalists for the 2017-18 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability," the National Hockey League announced today.

Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association submitted ballots for the Lady Byng Trophy at the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getters designated as finalists. The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 20, during the 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

 

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Amerks ready to roll four lines against Syracuse

Brian Duff chats with Rochester head coach Chris Taylor

by Brian Duff @duffersabres / Sabres.com

Depth, balance, and options.

Chris Taylor has a lot of that at his disposal as he enters his first playoff game as head coach of the Rochester Americans on Friday night.

And because of that he's already delivered a strong message to his expanded spring roster.

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Amerks begin playoff series against Syracuse on Friday

by Rochester Americans @AmerksHockey / Amerks.com

The Amerks clinched third place in the AHL's North Division standings, setting up a first-round matchup with the Syracuse Crunch to kick off the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs. 

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Sharpen Up: April 16, 2018

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

The Rochester Americans are set to begin their playoff run on Friday. They'll take on Syracuse in the first round and start the series on the road. They'll host the Crunch for Game 3 on April 25 and Game 4 on April 27.

Here's what you need to know.

 

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Sharpen Up: April 12, 2018

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

Jason Botterill met with the media yesterday and fielded questions about the past season. 

"I guess I could be articulate," he said, "but I'll just say it sucks that we won't be watching live playoff hockey right now."

Here's what you need to know.

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Botterill promises change at end-of-season press conference

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

Jason Botterill is used to conducting exit interviews with his players late in the spring, recently as late as June. During his tenure with the Pittsburgh Penguins, early April was a time for looking ahead to playoff runs, not back on a disappointing season.

Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Botterill made no secret of his frustration with the way his first season played out as general manager of the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres finished 31st in the NHL, and Botterill found himself conduction exit meetings on April 9. 

"I guess I could be articulate," he said, "but I'll just say it sucks that we won't be watching live playoff hockey right now."

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Sabres sign forward Andrew Oglevie

by Sabres PR @SabresPR / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Andrew Oglevie to a two-year, entry-level contract.

 

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Sabres Foundation helps break ground at Perkins Park

by Sabres PR @SabresPR / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres Foundation joined representatives from Saving Grace Ministries to officially break ground today on the construction of a ball hockey rink and youth football field that will be part of a new, one-of-a-kind sport complex at Perkins Park in Buffalo. 

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Sharpen Up: April 11, 2018

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

Jason Botterill will hold his first end-of-season press conference today at 2 p.m. at KeyBank Center. We'll have a live stream ready for you here on Sabres.com and our Facebook Live channel. 

Here's what you need to know.

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