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Sharpen Up: September 20, 2017

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

For those who thought they'd never see Jason Pominville and Jack Eichel share the ice as Sabres, last night must have been a beautiful sight. Just three months ago Pominville was a face of the franchise's past; Eichel was the face of the future.

Worlds collided when the two made their preseason debuts against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night, and both looked pretty darn good in the present. Pominville scored two goals, including one on a perfect feed from Eichel, and Eichel scored in overtime as the Sabres won 4-3. 

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Sharpen Up: September 19, 2017

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

One half of the Buffalo Sabres training camp roster got their feet wet last night in a 3-2 overtime preseason loss to Carolina last night at HarborCenter. Evan Rodrgiues led the way with two assists while Jake McCabe and Seth Griffith tallied.
 
Those that did not play will likely take the ice tonight when Buffalo travels to Penn State to take on the Penguins. Listen live on WGR 550 starting at 7 p.m. Dan Dunleavy and Rob Ray have the call. Stick around to Sabres.com all day and all night for news, notes, recaps and more.

Here's what you need to know. 

 

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Sharpen Up: September 18, 2017

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

It starts tonight!

Buffalo and Carolina will go at it tonight in preseason action from KeyBank Center. Check out the action live (tickets are on sale now!) or tune in to WGR 550 at 7 p.m. when Dan Dunleavy and Rob Ray begin broadcasting.

Who is playing tonight? We'll have that news for you shortly when the morning skate kicks off at around 10:30. 

 

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Sharpen Up: September 15, 2017

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

"We've talked about playing aggressive offensively, but we need to play aggressive defensively. Defense gives you a chance to win every night," Phil Housley said yesterday. "They'll understand, but we want to be fast and aggressive. The days are gone where a guy makes a breakout pass and the D just watches the rush go up and play."

And with those thoughts in mind, the Sabres will practice together for the first time this season. Fifty-one players are in town for training camp. Catch them from 9:45-10:30 and 11:45-12:30 today at HarborCenter.

Here's what you need to know. 

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Sharpen Up: September 14, 2017

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

We're underway. Players are here in Buffalo for the first official day of training camp. It's been a busy morning as they're going through fitness testing and physicals. 

Tomorrow marks the first practices under new coach Phil Housley, starting with the first of two sessions at 9:15 a.m. at HarborCenter. And they'll play their first preseason game on Monday at home against Carolina. It all moves so fast, doesn't it?

Here's what you need to know.

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Sharpen Up: September 13, 2017

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

With training camp set to open on Thursday, Sabres coach Phil Housley joined The Instigators on Tuesday morning to discuss his system, what he saw at the Prospects Challenge and what he'll be looking for over the next month as the team prepares for the regular season.

You can click play below to listen to the interview with Andrew Peters, Craig Rivet and Marty Biron in its entirety. Otherwise, here are a few takeaways:

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Sharpen Up: September 12, 2017

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com

The Prospects Challenge is now behind us, but the time to be excited about prospects is only just beginning. While the Sabres lost their game against the Penguins on Monday night, there was plenty to like as we move forward into training camp. 

Namely, Brendan Guhle produced another three-point night (it could have been four, had his potential game-tying slap shot not rung the post in the third period), Justin Bailey scored a highlight-reel goal and Cliff Pu notched a point for the third-straight game. 

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Sharpen Up: September 11, 2017

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

It's the last night of the Prospects Challenge. Buffalo and Pittsburgh play tonight at HarborCenter for what will end up being the title game.

Tickets are $10 and you can get them right here. If you can't make it, stream it live on Sabres.com or listen on WGR 550. Paul Hamilton and Brian Duff will have the call.

Here's what you need to know.

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Sharpen Up: September 9, 2017

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

The first game of the Prospects Challenge didn't go Buffalo's way, but good news: The Sabres youngsters can shake it off pretty quickly because they're playing Boston tonight.

Faceoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight from HarborCenter. Get your tickets here (the Sabres and Devils played in front of a packed house last night) or follow along at home. We'll be live streaming the game and the radio call with Paul Hamilton and Brian Duff will be on WGR 550.

Here's what you need to know. 

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Sharpen Up: September 8, 2017

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

It's been some time since we've been able to say this… It's a game night! The Prospects Challenge starts today at HarborCenter, where some of the top prospects from the Sabres, Bruins, Devils and Penguins organizations will go head-to-head in a round-robin tournament. 

Boston and Pittsburgh open up the action at 3:30 today and then Buffalo and New Jersey will square off at 7 p.m. 

You can purchase tickets for each game right here. We'll also be live streaming the Sabres' games each night.

Here's what you need to know. 

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