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Sabres playoff schedule announced

  • Posted on April 11, 2010 at 10:00 pm

The National Hockey League announced this evening the schedule of dates and start times for the First Round of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins.

Broadcast information has yet to be finalized by the NHL.

Game 1: Thursday, April 15, Boston at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, April 17, Boston at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Game 3: Monday, April 19, Buffalo at Boston, 7 p.m.
Game 4: Wednesday, April 21, Buffalo at Boston, 7 p.m.
*Game 5: Friday, April 23, Boston at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
*Game 6: Monday, April 26, Buffalo at Boston, 7 p.m.
*Game 7: Wednesday, April 28, Boston at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
*If necessary

Tickets for Buffalo’s four potential home games in the first round of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs are now on sale at the HSBC Arena Box Office, all outlets in Tops Markets, online at, or charge by phone at 1-888-223-6000.

Sabres finish third, will face Boston in 1st round

  • Posted on April 11, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Buffalo Sabres Boston BruinsThe journey has been long, but the NHL regular season has finally come to an end.  For the first time in three years the Buffalo Sabres will be in the playoffs and the only thing that remained undecided Sunday was if the Sabres would be a second or third seed and who first opponent next will be.

We now have those answers.

Jamie Langenbrunner blasted a slap shot into an empty net with 3.6 seconds remaining to give the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 victory over Buffalo Sunday evening.

By not winning in regulation the Sabres finish as the third seed in the Eastern Conference.  They will face the Boston Bruins when the playoffs open on either Wednesday or Thursday night, with games one and two at the HSBC Arena.

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Bisons off to 3-1 start after win over Yanks Sunday

  • Posted on April 11, 2010 at 4:29 pm

Dillon GeeDillon Gee’s shoulder is just fine, thank you.

After missing the final 98 games of the 2009 season, Gee returned to the mound with an absolute gem on Sunday afternoon to lead the Bisons to victory at PNC Field. The 23-year old allowed just two hits in six shutout innings as the Bisons completed a series win over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees with a 4-1 decision.

Gee was out of action after May last season, sidelined with a right shoulder strain. Instead of surgery, Gee decided to rehab the injury at the Mets’ spring training home in Port St. Lucie, FL. Ten months later, the decision proved to be the right one.

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Source: Bills trading Lynch is “now inevitable”

  • Posted on April 11, 2010 at 2:13 pm

It’s been rumored for some time now, but I heard from a reliable source Saturday that the Buffalo Bills are looking to trade Marshawn Lynch, are in discussions with at least two teams, and according to the source with knowledge of the situation, a trade happening is “now inevitable”

I’m not sure what teams GM Buddy Nix is discussing a deal with, but I’ve learned the Denver Broncos are not one of them.  Many speculated Denver was interested in the third-year running back—-possibly in a package deal for Brandon Marshall, but Lynch to Denver won’t be happening.

I’m told Buffalo would prefer to get another player in return instead of a draft pick because the team doesn’t think they could fetch better than a fourth rounder in a trade.

Regardless, I’m told the organization is preparing to move forward without Lynch, who didn’t show up last week for OTA’s, and a trade is now imminent.

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Stampede finish 2nd PBL campaign 3-17

  • Posted on April 11, 2010 at 2:11 pm

buffalo stampedeThe Buffalo Stampede’s second season in the PBL mercifully came to an end Saturday night with a 55 point loss to Lawton Fort-Sill Calvary.  The 156-101 defeat at the Koessler Athletic Center concluded a season of coaching and roster shuffling throughout that saw the team finish the season at 3-17, actually a two-game improvement from their inaugural campaign last year.

The game was never in doubt as the Calvary led by 20 at the end of the first quarter and 32 points by halftime.  A 66-48 rebounding advantage led to Lawton outscoring the Stampede by 30 points in the paint.

Corey Herring led Buffalo with 23 points and nine rebounds.  Mike Norwood added 19 points while Tihon Johnson chipped in with 13.

Lawton finished the regular season at 18-2, the best record in the league.

Bandits keep playoff hopes alive with win

  • Posted on April 11, 2010 at 10:00 am

buffalo bandits logoWith the NHL Stanley Cup Playoff banner displayed overhead, the Buffalo Bandits kept their own playoff hopes alive with a 13-10 victory over the Toronto Rock.
The Bandits opened the scoring on a shot from Mark Steenhuis just 1:07 into the game.  Assisted by Sean Greenhalgh and John Tavares, the goal would set-off a flurry of Bandits tallies to follow.
Mike Accursi found the net twice and Mark Steenhuis netted another from the ground to gain a Bandits lead of 4-1 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The offensive blast would continue in the second quarter when John Tavares netted his first goal of the game on a pass from Sean Greenhalgh and Frank Resetarits.  In just 21 minutes of play, Tavares had tallied five points (1+4).

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