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Sharpen Up: December 15, 2017

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

After seeing their four-game point streak snapped in a 2-1 loss in Philadelphia on Thursday, Robin Lehner and the Buffalo Sabres quickly set their sights forward.They'll have a chance to rebound tonight in a home game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

"We've got to go back and win tomorrow," Lehner said after last night's loss. "It's been a better stretch mentally for us and we want to get right back to that."

The question for the Sabres is whether or not Lehner will be in net. The goalie has made five straight starts for Buffalo, during which he's stopped 174 of 186 shots for a .935 save percentage. He's been stellar at home all season, ranking third among regular NHL goaltenders in home save percentage (.931) and second in goals-against average (2.01). 

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Sabres look back on missed opportunities in road loss to Flyers

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

PHILADELPHIA - The chances were there, but the Buffalo Sabres were unable to extend their point streak to five games on Thursday in a 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center.

Robin Lehner was once again solid in net for the Sabres, making 25 saves. He has stopped 174 of the 186 shots he's faced (for a .935 save percentage) in his last five games.

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Sabres look to extend point streak to 5 games tonight in Philadelphia

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

PHILADELPHIA - With points in four straight games, the Buffalo Sabres will look to build on the positives of the last week tonight when they take on the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. 

They're looking to extend their point streak to five games for the first time since they recorded points in nine straight games from March 10 to 27, 2012.

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Sharpen Up: December 14, 2017

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

It's a game day in Philadelphia. The Sabres will be looking to extend their current point streak to five games when they visit the Flyers for the first time this season tonight at Wells Fargo Center. Buffalo is 2-0-2 on their current run, coming off of a win at home over Ottawa on Tuesday. 

Coverage on MSG-B begins at 6:30 p.m. with GMC Gamenight, or you can listen to the game live on WGR 550. Puck drop is scheduled for 7. 

Here's what you need to know.

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Sharpen Up: December 13, 2017

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

With a win over Ottawa last night, the Sabres have earned points in four straight games, collecting six of a possible eight points over that stretch. 

Robin Lehner made 24 saves in net in the 3-2 win while Benoit Pouliot, Kyle Okposo and Evander Kane scored for Buffalo. 

The Sabres will fly out this afternoon in anticipation of tomorrow night's game against the Flyers in Philadelphia. 

Here's what you need to know.

 

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Sabres build on road trip with home victory over Sens

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

For the last week, fans had to watch from afar as the Buffalo Sabres navigated a three-game road trip during which they came away with four out of a possible six points, having won once and lost twice in overtime. The improvements were modest, but they were something for the team to build upon nonetheless.

The Sabres did just that upon returning home on Tuesday. Benoit Pouliot, Kyle Okposo and Evander Kane scored goals in the second period while Robin Lehner made 24 saves as the Sabres took advantage of a struggling Ottawa Senators team for a 3-2 victory.

With the win, the Sabres have earned points in four straight games (2-0-2) for the first time this season. It was a welcome sight for the KeyBank Center crowd, which was finally given a chance to shower the team with cheers as players left the ice.

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Amerks back home Wednesday after successful road trip

by Rochester Americans @AmerksHockey / Amerks.com

The Amerks return home this week after posting a 3-0-0-1 record during their four-game road swing through the Atlantic Division, which ended with a 4-1 win at Bridgeport on Sunday afternoon to close out their first three-in-three of the season. 

The team has picked up points in nine straight and 16 of their last 17 games to move within six points of the first-place Toronto Marlies, who are scheduled to make their trip to Rochester on Friday.

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Lehner starts again as Sabres return home to host Senators

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

With a struggling Ottawa Senators team coming into town, the Buffalo Sabres will be looking to use their game on Tuesday as an opportunity to build on the progress they made during a recent three-game road trip. The trick, Phil Housley said, is knowing that the Senators will be looking to do the same. 

"When you look at the situation they're in, they're going to try to use this game to springboard their season," Housley said. "We have to acknowledge that. We have to keep playing the way we've been playing the last three games. We should be the desperate team. We've got to be better at home here."

The game marks the finale of a seven-game road trip for the Senators, who have just one win in their last 12 games (1-2-9). Three of their last four losses have been shutouts, including a 5-0 loss in their most recent game in San Jose on Saturday. 

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Sharpen Up: December 12, 2017

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

It's going to be a wintry game night in Buffalo. The Sabres host the Ottawa Senators tonight at KeyBank Center as they enter a three-games-in-four-nights stretch. 

The Sabres enter tonight's game with points in eight straight meetings with the Senators (6-0-2) for the first time in the all-time series.

Here's what you need to know.

 

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Beaulieu, Josefson join Sabres for optional practice

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

When Jacob Josefson tweaked his ankle in Montreal on Nov. 25, it was said he'd take four to six weeks to recover. For now, he's ahead of schedule. Josefson was back on the ice with the Buffalo Sabres for an optional practice on Monday, just two weeks removed from sustaining his injury.

Josefson was among a group of 13 that also included defenseman Nathan Beaulieu, who's missed the last three games due to an illness. Sabres coach Phil Housley said that Josefson remains week-to-week, while Beaulieu is day-to-day. 

"It's good to see him out there moving his feet and turning hard, cutting hard on his lower-body injury," Housley said of Josefson. "It's going to be a progression for him but we've got to be smart because of his injury."

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