Game Previews

A collection of Buffalo Sabres game previews.

Sabres vs. Islanders preview: The season finale


We've finally reached the last game of the season, and isn't it just so fitting that the Sabres are facing the New York Islanders.

Sabres at Rangers preview: Stafford returns


The Sabres are slowly getting healthier as their year comes down to the final three games.

Sabres at Flyers preview: Let's play the spoiler


With last place locked up, all that's left to do for the Sabres is play the spoiler - tonight, against the Flyers.

Sabres at Red Wings preview: Datsyuk returns


The second half of a back-to-back finds the Sabres traveling to Detroit. If the Sabres lose tonight, they will guarantee themselves to finish with the fewest wins in a full season since 1971-72,...

Sabres at Blues preview: First vs. worst


The #1 team in the NHL takes on the #30 team and their brand new defenseman.

Sabres vs. Devils preview: No more interim coach


With little to play for in their final games, the Sabres will try to play spoiler for the Devils playoff hopes.

Preview: Hasek's Hall of Fame Night


The Dominator returns to Buffalo tonight as the Sabres try to channel some hometown love into a much needed win against the Lightning.

Sabres at Preds preview: Myers, Mitchell out


The Sabres wrap up their road trip with a game in Nashville. Will they finish the five game trip with more than two points?

Preview: Hackett In Goal, Myers Rejoins Blueline


Matt Hackett got the "W" in his first game as a Buffalo Sabre, but will he be able to help the team get it's third win of the month tonight?

Sabres at Canucks preview: Lieuwen starts again


The Sabres West Coast road trip continues with a stop in Vancouver to face another team that's not exactly on the up-and-up.


Sabres at Oilers Preview: The toilet bowl


A late night (on the East Coast) battle between the two worst teams in the league? How is this not the game of the week?

Preview: Lieuwen to start, Sabres try to snap skid


Buffalo's six-game losing streak is going strong - can a road trip out West and a new goaltender do anything to snap them out of their funk?

Sabres vs. Habs Preview: Vanek returns to Buffalo


Can the Sabres find some St. Patrick's Day luck against a team they haven't beat all year - the Canadiens?

Preview: Sabres vs. Predators


The Sabres look to return to their winning ways against a team fighting for a playoff spot.

Preview: Conacher Makes Buffalo Debut vs. Chicago


Pat Kane and Jonathan Toews take on Cody Hodgson and Drew Stafford in a battle of totally equally talented forward groups.

Sabres @ Panthers Preview: Neuvirth Debuts


Some injuries have forced the Sabres to call up Luke Adam and Nicolas Deslauriers from the Amerks, while Roberto Luongo makes his re-debut in Florida.

Sabres @ Lightning Preview: Stamkos Returns


A hectic trade deadline and one triumphant return from injury later, and neither the Sabres nor the Lightning look nearly the same as they did last week.

Sabres at Stars Preview: Stewart's Debut


There will be a new forward to watch out on the ice as the Sabres head down south to face the Stars.

Preview: Last Home Game Before The Deadline


The Sabres have one more home game before the trade deadline, so this might be the last chance for Buffalo fans to see quite a few of the favorite players wear blue and gold.

Preview: Sabres vs. Bruins


The Sabres will look to put on a better performance than last night except without Tyler Ennis and against the Bruins Good luck, fellas.

Preview: Sabres vs. Hurricanes Part 2


The Sabres and Hurricanes kick off the second half of the NHL season by trying their snowed-out game one more time.

Preview: A First vs. Worst "Rivalry"


While trade rumors continue to swirl with two days to go before the Olympic freeze, the Penguins come to Buffalo to take on the last-place Sabres.

Sabres vs. Oilers Preview: TANKAPALOOZA


Drew Stafford and Linus Omark return to the lineup as the #30 team in the NHL hosts the #29 team in a matchup of epic draft order proportions.

Preview: Opposite Ends Of The Rebuild


It's the second (and last) meeting of the season between two teams at opposite ends of the rebuild.

Preview: Sabres Face PHOENIX For The Last Time


It's not only the end of the season series, it's the last time Buffalo will face Phoenix, thanks to the Coyotes upcoming name change.

Preview: Sabres Look To Sweep Caps


The worst team in the league has a chance to sweep the Capitals tonight, but they'll have to overcome some lineup changes to do so.

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