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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.

Game Thread: Sabres vs. Red Wings | Game 38

Can Buffalo bounce back after Saturday’s loss?

Sabres Host Red Wings for Monday Matinee

Can Buffalo rebound after Saturday’s 4-0 loss?

Game Thread: Sabres vs. Red Wings | Game 37

Buffalo & Detroit face off in first game of home-and-home

Game Thread: Sabres vs. Predators | Game 36

Can the Sabres get out of their funk in Music City?

Sabres’ Goaltending Injury Woes Worsen

Buffalo has four netminders out on injury/COVID protocol.

Game Thread: Sabres vs. Lightning | Game 35

It’s Jack Quinn time.

What You May Have Missed in Hockey...

Tidbits & happenings from around the hockey world.

It’s Time to Really Celebrate Rick Jeanneret

The Sabres will honor RJ with a banner ceremony on April 1.

Game Thread: Sabres vs. Sharks | Game 34

Buffalo hosts San Jose on a snowy Thursday in the 716.

You Win Some, You Lose Some in COVID Protocols

Just as some players return, others go into protocol.