Buffalo Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth (1), of Sweden, slides across the goal crease while Minnesota Wild left winger Dany Heatley (15), of Germany, shoots the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)
Pominville Scores in Return, Wild Beat Sabres 2-1
Playing in Buffalo for the first time since being dealt, former Sabres captain Jason Pominville netted the game-winning goal in a 2-1 Minnesota win on Monday. The loss drops Buffalo to 0-6-1 on the season.
Minnesota jumped out to the 1-0 lead on a Kyle Brodziak goal. Mike Weber, who sat during Saturday's loss in Chicago, appeared to screen Enroth and the puck slipped between the goaltender's pads.
After a lighting issue at First Niagara Center delayed the start of the second period, Brian Flynn made it a 1-1 game at 15:04, slamming his own rebound past Josh Harding. Flynn was set up with a pretty pass by Zemgus Girgensons. The goal capped a rush of activity in front of the Minnesota net, part of a period that saw Buffalo rack up 12 shots. Despite that, the Wild headed to the final period up 2-1 thanks to Pominville's power play tally with 9.7 seconds remaining in the second.
Buffalo (0-6-1) struggled yet again on the power play, going 0 for 4. Overall, the team has scored only seven goals in seven games. The Sabres hit the road on Tuesday evening against the New York Islanders. Hear the call on WGR 550 at 7 p.m.
5:23 - MIN - Kyle Brodziak (1) (Matt Cooke, Jonas Brodin)
.... he's gotta feel like he's been sprung from a lifetime jail sentence getting out of Buffalo. Class act by Buffalo by not acknowledging what he did for the organization. How long before others want out of this 'place'? And who can blame them?
Effort Trumped by.......
A lack of talent! I feel bad for the poor saps who are stuck with the overpriced tickets and have to sit through this joke of a team game after game.
Darcy Greatest Feat....
Regier has assembled for us a team that will very likely be the worst team in the history of the Sabres existence and is being rewarded for it. Pegula claims he surrounds himself with smart people but he doesn't buy into Einstein's theory of insanity when one does the same thing over and expects different results.
is it possible
that the Sabres will go 0-40-42? Probably not... but, boy howdy, do they sure look like it sometimes.
OH AND SIX!!! AND GREAT SUFFERING!!!
THANK YOU SABERS!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!
FIRE CHAN GAILEY!!- ER FIRE DIK JAURON!!- ER FIRE MIKE MULLARKEY!! WALMART SUCKS!!! EXTEND ME, ELITE ME, HIT ME FROM BEHIND, but please don't block my post.
Great Plan So Far!!!
Darcy you smuck!!!
Regloser keeps losing
The Team on the ice is NOT Sabres. It is team Regloser. Once it passes 0-10-1, the official name of the team on the ice changes to Team Pegloser.
I am really shocked!....NOT!
From section 322
Bland, conservative hockey - one goal a game losses. And we continue on with the same people running this disaster. But lets just tank so we can get a high draft pick. Then what? The same people who created this disaster draft another player like the bums we're watching on the ice right now? Seriously? Maybe we can get another Myers! Oh boy, then we can clone Tallinder to play with the other Myers level all-star and the Stanley cup will be assured! If you are truly a fan, stop paying for tickets and stop watching the games on TV until the owner is forced to change the people running this joke of a franchise. Stop being part of the problem. We fans should not be asked to suffer, the people running this team should be expected to put a decent product on the ice if they are going to charge us money to watch it. And shame on you Pegula, because either you're a weasel milking hard working people out of their money, or you're making an absolute disgrace out of a hockey franchise you claim to love.
Oh that's ok, we're re-building remember?
It doesn't matter that what few veterens we still have aren't that good or simply don't care. It doesn't matter that our rookies are second tier compared to the rest of the league. It doesn't matter that our coach wouldn't be allowed to coach any other NHL team nor does it matter that our GM is a flat out failure even as an incompetent rube. It certainly doesn't matter that we are stuck with a three billion dollar boondoggle of an owner who obviously cares very little about the people of Buffalo. Nope, none of that matters compared to the glorious sounds of the ticket takers ringing up another sellout. Buffalo, your "NHL" team is not "re-building", "re-tooling" or re-arming". No, your Sabres are merely re-entering what is their norm. Their home. Where they usually dwell: in the gutter. Among the bottom feeders. Normal teams would can their GM and coach if they were this bad, re-build or no re-build. Not here. Here, they sugar-coat it like it's"supposed" to be this way. This team, folks is no better than an expansion team and that is how it will stay.
Looking for the Walmart poster, I just can't wait!
I know it will be on here. Such a funny guy lets see your idiot Walmart remark man!
Mercy Rules ....Please
I have been a loyal sabres fan since 1971.... and have suggestion to my fellow season ticketholders: everyone bring a brown bag lunch to the next home game. Eat your lunch then toss the brown bags (with holes poked for eyes) to Darcy Regier and the players he has acquired with his latest roster "concoction." I also suggest bringing a white handkerchief tied to wooden stick so it can be raised in surrender after the 2nd period. Dear Mr. Pegula and Black, It's one thing to see many losing many games, but it is another to watch game after game with no scoring...its drudgery like watching a soccer match. Other than the Drury/Briere aberration period, how more years of low scoring offensive roster concoctions does Mr. Regier get to formulate and the fans have to endure before a change is made? Don't you think it's safe enough to reach a judgement after 16 years of this charade? Until the GM is replaced with a GM having stanley cup credentials, you will continue to hear chants of "Darcy must go" and "43 years" (without a cup)or worse yet, sabres fans no longer in attendance at the games.
Even Jennerette Sounds Bored
Not wanting to waste an entire evening watching the game this evening I listened on the radio instead while I did some work around the house. Poor Rick and Rob. It was like they were describing paint dry in reporting the Sabres' play most of the game, especially during the Buffalo's four power plays. I thought there was no way Jenerette could ever sound like he was mailing it in but I was wrong. This team even has him sounding ready for a nap. Nice job, Darcy. You took a man who could play by play the snot out of a baby filling a diaper and reduced him to Mr. Relaxation. The shame....the shame.
Enough is enough of this Joke. FIRE REGEIR!!!
keep it going
7 games and counting....still alive to go 10 games without a win.. the only way to get rid of DARCY is a good old losing streak...can't get behind this team until he is gone..to all you idiots out there stop going to the games until the change is made....oh yea get rid of LINDY #2, same boring hockey with good old RON...might be a nice guy but his style is the same as ruff. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
Terry Pegula and Darcy Regier are embarrassing both the fans and the city with this fiasco of a team. How can you only score one goal a game consistently? It's unbelievable that they lose every game the exact same way. I can't follow this team anymore and now I tell people I'm a Leafs fan. Man what a joke of an N.H.L team.
Lets not wait until spring. Starting with the General Manager and the coaches.
the whole Sabres hierarchy is cronyist dysfunctional,hand me down garbage. Empty seats are your only vote Sheep fans. No more 20 dollar parking...no more 5 dollar bottled water, no more ticket price increases, no more horrible third jerseys. Stop blindlyaccepting this nonsense...darcy must GO, rolston too!!
Hockey heaven! HAHAHAHA!
Losing is contagious
Isn't it great to be a buffalo fan?? Go Bills and take the sabres with you.
need a real coach
Change coach now, he lost the dressing room last year, it is only going to get worse, hire Laviolette before it`s too late.
Here are the records we can cheer for ! go sabres
Most Losses: 71, by the 1992–93 San Jose Sharks
Fewest Goals: 133, by the 1953–54 Chicago Blackhawk
Worst Power Play Percentage in a Season: 9.35%, by the 1997–98 Tampa Bay Lightning
Worst Away Record: 1–41–0, by the 1992–93 Ottawa Senators
Most Shutout Losses in a Season: 16 of 82 games played (19.5%), by the 2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets
from wikipedia is there more?
Longest Winless Streak
Overall: 30 games, by 1980–81 Winnipeg Jets (23 losses, 7 ties)
Home: 17 games, by 1995–96 Ottawa Senators and 1999–2000 Atlanta Thrashers
Away: 38 games, by 1992–93 Ottawa Senators
one goal wonders
Regier must go now i mean yesterday
It's the same old story
Buffalo sports fans are loyal to the point of sickening. Ownership of the Bills and Sabres are not interested in winning. This is a money making business and as Bills and Sabre fans continue to accept a losing product why would they change their businessplan? In the business world there is no win/loss column. In business you're a winner when you're raking in the dough. Sack up Buffalo! Stop accepting losing. Stop giving your hard earned cash to these millionaires.
"Too bad the Sabres organization didn’t have enough class to let the fans honor the long-time player and former captain."--Paul Hamilton.
Too bad Hamilton can take shots like that but doesn't allow comments on his drivel. This team hasn't had a Captain in years, only a bunch of guys who have happened to have stitched a C to their sweater. They still don't have one. Pomminville was an above average player for the Sabres, not great. What kind of message do you send when you honor mediocrity? Maybe they should have carried him around on their shoulders for all those non-playoff years.
from oil to fans means once used its over
our owner treated our sabres and us as fans like resources. oil will always sell our fans will not sell out. from n.m. oilfield worker.
By not honoring Pomminville in some way for the time he was a player here, that itself is a good reason to send Regier and Black out the door. This management sucks. Get rid of it!!!
Can't get any worse
Did Vanek play yesterday? If he did, I didn't see it.
Show them were serious now:
Before they try to spin their sad story of how only a few Sabre fans are unhappy with the direction the current group of inposters are taking the club. Oh,I forgot the whole hockey world is aware of our plight,and some are happy, but most side with us. As mentioned above, we have the stay home option. At this point the players,can not be blamed for any of this. The blame rests with those that put these Sabre teams together over these much to many years. We have to get serious now, just like the team should be doing.
Amateur team with an amateur head coach
It was a completely amateur move by Rolston to bench Ristolainen in favor of Talinder. You are benching what is supposed to be the future conerstone defenseman of your team (because Myers is not) in favor of some old, burned out, washed up, do nothing. I understand that Ristolainen is going to have his ups and downs but you know what a real NHL coach does??? He benches the VETERAN PLAYERS that don't perform. If Rolston had any clue he would have benched Myers and Stafford instead to send the message. This whole organization is a pitiful and pathetic joke and every other team in the NHL is laughing at them right now.
out of the mouths...
Gotta agree with ALL the comments posted! It is a total failure by ownership and Black that us fans have to put up with the team on the ice and UNDERSTANDING the rebuild(along with its built-in excuses for Regier) mode. WHY can't Pegula/Black SEE/UNDERSTAND/ACCEPT that Regier has destroyed this team and Buffalo is left with an AHL, Youngster loaded, BAD team. Jeez they hold a team to 18 shots AND STILL LOSE 2-1!!!!
The RR's MUST GO!!!!!!!
I'm down with Laviolette!
Please fire Marcy. Hire Laviolette!
This team is very poorly coached...period. When is the media going to start holding Rolston accountable... We need a new GM and a new coach...
Just maybe heads will roll tonight on Long Island
LET'S GO ISLANDERS!!!
When, Just When
When is Hockey Hotline going to get on the fire Darcy train???
So with his last company Pegula probably poisoned tens of thousands of people in Pennsylvania with his fracking operations. How come never mentions this destestable way of making a billions of dollars? Now he has poisoned a once proud franchise. The Sabres will have bad karma with this guy owning this team. I hope his daighters enjoy their sparkly UGGS and fancy cars....because people will get sick and day because how their Father's wealth was earned...
Got his friend fired for his cluelessness and now he is tanking this franchise. People are wrong when they say you need a #1 pick to win the cup. What the hell have the Oilers done lately. Any idiot can have a team lose and get the #1 pick everyear. The mindset of the management is bewildering...
The Emperor has no Clothes
Terry Pegula is proof that the notion in our popular culture that if you are rich then you must be smart, hard-working and talented. Pegula is not smart, and he is stubborn-- the man has a head made of rock. What a sad-sack organization he has. Obviously, the man got lucky in business. Plus, his business is dirty-- he and his cronies pollute and destroy lives and the environment. But Pegula and his fellow entrepreneurs are all the same-- smug, stupid, and lucky. We just don't know this because 99% of their business is done in secret. But when running a professional sports team, these dim-wits are exposed, there is no hiding what idiots they are. The emperor has no clothes.
Every time I hear...
Darcy's voice I want to stuff it with a sock!!!
Still like the owner
By comparison Ralph looks godlike! Who would have thought the Bills would be further along than these frauds.
ROLSTON'S BRAND OF HOCKEY
What a boring team that Regier has presented us and then on top if it all we have very boring ooach. This team plays like it is coached! Also its the same system Lindy tried to run here and it filed then. Now we have worse players and the same approach. I don't get it! I feel for the saps that pay to go to the game as it has to be uglier in person. At least I could change the channel which I did and actually watched The Voice! It was far more entertaining.
How to fix complete jokes
I don't know what is worse. This joke of a hockey team or how the WGR joke shows are on this joke of a hockey team. FIRE EVERYBODY!!!
If Rolston got fired, Sacco would be moved up knowing Darcy. Laviolette is too good, so forget it. Darcy has to go period for this train wreck to be fixed. That should have been done already last season. We wouldn't be talking 0-6-1-0. On Kaleta, give him the rest of the season.
Pominville would still be here and probably Lindy if he never made Pominville captain. We need to trade Miller sooner than later. Goalies do not get traded at the deadline. If we wait too long, he will walk for nothing. His stock is high now. Vanek can be traded at the deadline but why wait until then. We are not going to make the playoffs. Losing them now will only better ensure a better pick next draft.
Was gonna buy the NHL Season Ticket
To watch the Sabres all season long as I'm no longer in beautiful WNY, but then I realized it would be cheaper and less painful to just give someone $50 and have them kick my in the crotch.
re: Looking for the Walmart poster, I just can't wait
Hey woman, thanks for your reading loyalty, and here's todays "DARCY DROPPINGS" for all my fans...: unlike WALMART I consistently try to provide "QUALITY" in my product, today's tidbit; "WALMART SUCKS!" AGREED?
By the way woman, I'm Thinking of expanding my entrepreneurial possibilities... and Since you are my biggest fan what do you think of possibly marketing this new product; a sweet blue and gold bumper sticker for all Buffalonians to put over their rust covered vehicles that SCREAMS: "WALMART= THE BIGGEST NICKLE AND DIME LOoSER FRANCHISE IN PRO SPORTS" Hey ELITEM, EXTEND ME, HIT ME FROM BEHIND, but please don't block my post. By the way when you wake up I had posted well before you above.
How are things going so far under your new owner? Judging by his 1st press conference the Sabres should have won 2 Cups already. Wasn't the new dressing room going to inspire them to win an extra 20 games a season? Wasn't the new dressing room going to inspire getting more FA's to sign with Buffalo? How's that plan working out so far?
Gotta love it
Pomminville took the sails out of our wind when he scored that soft goal.
Yeah that isn't going to fix the problem. Need three lines of players, some defensemen, a coach, GM, and I dunno - maybe the trainers are part of the problem too. Let them lose out the season and get a good pick. We can only hope Marcie gets fired before it is time to use it though.
I can't believe you had the audacity to go public and tell the fans that we will have to endure more suffering. We have been suffering for many,many years. If I was the owner I would have fired you just for saying that. It is beyond belief that ownership allows you to continue on with your track record. You should be fired today and a new GM put in place. This team needs to head in a different direction.
I have a good feeling about tonight
Islanders 7, Buffalo 1.
Just read Hamilton's preview
When does Ennis end up in the press box? Better yet, put on the waiver wire? Scott in the lineup? That has to be only a joke. When does Pegula and Black come out of their shells to answer questions about the train wreck Darcy created?
The Sabres are no longer Buffalo's darling's
The team we see today on the ice couldn't be further removed from the teams we saw in '06 and '07. Darcy has single handedly drained this franchise of the talent needed to contend and to this point his "new core" has done nothing to instill confidence in a fan base devoid of any hope of winning anytime soon. The Bills,far and away, are the better draw and the franchise on the rise in this town. Anyone who would suggest otherwise does not know what they are talking about.
not only bad hockey but..
.. now Jeremy White has gotten "obtuse" with Shawshank references.. He will milk this for months while GR pretends to have a hockey talk show. Now we are into what Jeremy really wants.... 4-5 years of crappy hockey.. Well Regier is your guy!
Does this mean no more "Thank you sir, may I have another"?
Lots of empty seats last night.
I think the Sabres fans are finally taking a hint.
This is the worst
As most people who comment here I have been a loyal sabres fan for many many years. I usually watch or listen to every game I can....I simply cannot watch this team for more than one period. You would think with parity in the league it would not be possible to be this bad but the Pegula sabres have managed just that. I was very excited when Pegula took over ownership but my view has steadilty change. He is a joke along with his corporate spokesman Black. When pegula took over they improved a bit but have been sliding quickly downward ever since. Pegula...wake up from your slumber and do something besides building locker rooms, Clean house. Fire Regier and his hand puppet Rolston and get a real coach in here before its too late for some of these young players.
Hockey Hotline guys....
....are Sabres employees, they CANT criticize the org, and keep their jobs. All they would say today about the Pommer debacle, is that "Hey, they weren't obligated."
Hamilton getting annoyed at Rolston's post game conferences.