Finally, a ray of sunshine over what has been a bleak Buffalo Sabres landscape of late -- the signing of No. 1 netminder Ryan Miller to a five-year contract extension.
Sabres coach Lindy Ruff and general manager Darcy Regier have agreed to new contracts, allowing Buffalo to retain the architects of a team coming off consecutive Eastern Conference finals appearances.
Daniel Alfredsson scored 9:32 into overtime to seal a 3-2 win over the top-seeded Buffalo Sabres, sealing the Eastern Conference finals in five games on Saturday.
The Sabres' season began with promise and Stanley Cup expectations, and ended with a thud Saturday as Buffalo was eliminated with a 3-2 overtime loss to the Senators.
Dainius Zubrus is unlikely to play Saturday when Buffalo hosts the Senators in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Thanks to a knuckleballing blast from defenseman Joe Corvo, the Senators had a 4-3 overtime win and a commanding 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
Joe Corvo scored with a bouncing 40-foot shot 4:58 into the second overtime, lifting the Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night.
Sure, Martin Biron is now with the Flyers, but that doesn't mean he can't dish some dirt on the Sabres. He checks in with our Linda Cohn.
Normally, getting a power play is a good thing. On Thursday night, however, the Sabres' power play wasn't pretty. In fact, it was pretty ugly, E.J. Hradek writes.
Chris Drury and the Buffalo Sabres waited a year to get back to the Eastern Conference finals.
Maxim Afinogenov, who sat out Game 4, scored a power-play goal 4:39 into overtime in a come-from-behind 2-1 win over the Rangers, and moving Buffalo to within a win of the Eastern Conference finals.
Ryan Miller made 29 saves, and Ales Kotalik scored on a penalty shot to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Thursday night.
Philadelphia (1-3-1) at Buffalo (5-0-0) 7:00 pm EDT
The Sabres' season is over, ending last week with a Game 7 loss to Carolina in the Eastern Conference finals, but GM Darcy Regier's job is only beginning.
After returning to the playoffs and erasing the memory of declaring bankruptcy, the Sabres have a lot to look forward to despite losing in the Eastern Conference finals.
The banged-up but resilient Buffalo Sabres' seemingly improbable run through the playoffs ended with a 4-2 loss to Carolina in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night.