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Melissa Burgess has found the perfect way to combine her two passions - writing and hockey. She has written for several outlets over the last ten years covering topics such as the Buffalo Sabres, prospects and women's hockey. A born-and-raised Buffalonian, Melissa has been enthusiastic about the city's hockey for as long as she can remember. In addition to writing at Die By the Blade, Melissa covers women's hockey at The Victory Press and writes features for Canisius College's men's hockey team.

Rousek’s Debut Lives Up to Expectations

The 2019 draft pick finally made his NHL debut - and it was worth the wait.

Game Preview: Sabres vs. Canadiens | Game 73

Sabres Finish Season Series Against Montreal

The Habs come to town on the heels of a big win over Columbus, despite a struggling season.

Game Thread: Sabres vs. Islanders | Game 72

Quick Turnaround as Sabres Visit Islanders Saturday Evening

The Sabres face the Islanders for a 5 p.m. puck drop.

Game Thread: Sabres vs. Devils | Game 71

Looking to the New Die By The Blade

Here’s what to expect in the next two weeks.

Game Thread: Sabres vs. Predators | Game 70

“It Feels Like Home”: Devon Levi Introduced to Buffalo

21-year-old Northeastern alum has made his way to the Queen City.

Game Thread: Sabres vs. Bruins | Game 69