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Sabres, Blue Jackets to play in Kraft Hockeyville USA game

Clinton, N.Y., will host preseason contest on Sept. 25

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL /

NEW YORK / TORONTO - Clinton, New York, the winner of Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2018, will host the Buffalo Sabres® and Columbus Blue Jackets® NHL preseason game on September 25, 2018, Kraft Heinz, the National Hockey League (NHL®) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) announced today. The central New York historic village earned its designation as this year's most spirited hockey community in America, $150,000 in rink upgrades and the opportunity to host the NHL matchup after amassing the most votes in the online Kraft Hockeyville USA™ 2018 contest.

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NHL Insider

Sabres finally celebrate NHL Draft Lottery win

Get No. 1 pick after losing out twice before

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / Staff Writer

TORONTO -- The third time was a charm for the Buffalo Sabres. Maybe vice president of media relations Chris Bandura is to thank for that.

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NHL Draft

Sabres win No. 1 pick in NHL Draft Lottery

Hurricanes at No. 2, Canadiens will select No. 3 at event in Dallas

by Mike Battaglino and Mike G. Morreale / Staff Writers

The Buffalo Sabres have the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft after winning the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday.

The Carolina Hurricanes will pick No. 2, and the Montreal Canadiens will pick No. 3.

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NHL Draft

NHL Draft Lottery will determine first three teams to pick

Sabres own best odds of winning top selection; Sweden-born defenseman Dahlin projected as No. 1 choice

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

Rasmus Dahlin, a defenseman projected to be the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, is likely to learn his destination when the NHL Draft Lottery is held Saturday.

The drawing will assign the first three teams to pick at the draft, which will be held June 22-23 in Dallas. There will be separate drawings to determine the teams that will pick No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, and the 12 teams not selected in the lottery will be assigned selections Nos. 4-15 in inverse order of regular-season points.

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Press Release

Barkov, William Karlsson, O'Reilly named Lady Byng finalists

Trophy honoring sportsmanship, skill will be presented at NHL Awards on June 20

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL /

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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Lady Byng Trophy

Lady Byng Trophy finalists unveiled

Barkov, Karlsson, O'Reilly up for award given for combination of skill, gentlemanly play @NHL

Aleksander Barkov (Florida Panthers), William Karlsson (Vegas Golden Knights) and Ryan O'Reilly (Buffalo Sabres) were named finalists for the Lady Byng Trophy on Friday. The award is given annually to the player voted to best combine sportsmanship, gentlemanly conduct and ability.

The winner will be announced at the 2018 NHL Awards presented by Hulu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 20.

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NHL Insider

Sabres GM promises changes after finishing last in NHL

Botterill intent on assessing organization, reversing 'losing culture' in Buffalo

by Joe Yerdon / Correspondent

BUFFALO -- Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill was honest, frustrated and angry during his end-of-season press conference Wednesday, and vowed changes will be made after the Sabres finished with the worst record in the NHL this season.

Botterill made it crystal clear Buffalo's 25-45-12 record (62 points) was not acceptable.

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Situation Room

Situation Room Initiated Challenge: BUF @ FLA - 19:44 of the Third Period

Good goal Buffalo @NHL

Situation Room: BUF vs. FLA

Situation Room: O'Reilly's goal stands after review

The Panthers challenge Ryan O'Reilly's goal for offside prior to the goal, but after review, the call on the ice stands as a good goal

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At 19:44 of the third period in the Sabres/Panthers game, the Situation Room initiated a review under the terms of a Coach's Challenge to review whether Buffalo was off-side prior to Ryan O'Reilly's goal. 

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game recap

Panthers defeat Sabres after being eliminated

Set their record for home wins but will not make Eastern playoffs

by Alain Poupart / Correspondent

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers were eliminated from Stanley Cup Playoff contention before defeating the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 at BB&T Center on Saturday.

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game preview

Sabres at Panthers preview

Barkov out for Florida; Buffalo looks to end losing streak

by Alain Poupart / Correspondent

SABRES (25-44-12) at PANTHERS (42-30-8)

7 p.m. ET; SN360, FS-SN, MSG-B, NHL.TV


The Game

The Florida Panthers no longer have a chance to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs heading into their game against the Buffalo Sabres at BB&T Center on Saturday.

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