November 18, 2011 |
BUFFALO SABRES owner Terry Pegula is not your average Penn State alum. Pegula, 60, who sold his natural-gas drilling company to Royal Dutch Shell in 2010 for an estimated $4.7 billion, has strong ties to the Nittany Lions' athletic department. He donated $88 million to his alma mater in September 2010 to fund the construction of a 6,000-seat, on-campus ice arena; the school's men's and women's club hockey programs will rise to the Division I level when it opens in 2013. Yesterday, Pegula spoke out for the first time since the Jerry Sandusky scandal shook Penn State to its core.
November 15, 2011
Brad Boyes and Thomas Vanek scored in a shootout to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens , 3-2 on Monday night. Jhonas Enroth made 25 saves in place of injured starter Ryan Miller to improve to 6-0 this season. Jason Pominville and Derek Roy scored in regulation for the Sabres, who overcame a 2-0 deficit in the third period for their fourth victory in five games. Vanek had an assist on Roy's goal. Max Pacioretty and Erik Cole scored for the Canadiens, and Carey Price made 30 saves.
November 15, 2011 |
BRAD BOYES and Thomas Vanek scored in a shootout to help the visiting Buffalo Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens, 3-2, last night. Jhonas Enroth made 25 saves in place of injured starter Ryan Miller to improve to 6-0 this season. Miller sustained a concussion Saturday night in a collision with Boston forward Milan Lucic in the Sabres' 6-2 loss to Boston. Yesterday, NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan reacted strongly to complaints from the Sabres after he elected not to suspend Lucic.
November 9, 2011
Michael Ryder scored twice, Adam Burish had the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the surprising Dallas Stars beat the host Washington Capitals , 5-2, Tuesday night to snap the Capitals' six-game home winning streak. Kari Lehtonen stopped 30 shots for the Stars, who have won four straight and own the best record in the NHL (11-3-0). Burish put Dallas ahead to stay at 34 seconds of the third period, and Jamie Benn and Eric Nystrom scored in a 32-second span to make it 5-2 with 11 minutes, 55 seconds left.
January 11, 2011
Who: Flyers (26-10-5) at Buffalo Sabres (18-18-5) When: 7:30 Where: HSBC Arena TV: Versus Radio: WPHT (1210-AM)
July 7, 2007 |
Losing Chris Drury and Daniel Briere to free agency was bad enough. The Buffalo Sabres weren't going to let high-scoring youngster Thomas Vanek get away at any price. Without hesitation, the Sabres signed Vanek to a 7-year, $50 million contract yesterday, matching the offer the player received from the Edmonton Oilers. Vanek becomes one of the NHL's top-paid players entering only his third year, and after he led Buffalo with 43 goals and finished 20th in the league with 84 points last season.
July 26, 2002 |
Five groups are interested in buying the NHL's Sabres and keeping them in Buffalo, commissioner Gary Bettman said yesterday, a day after the team's outgoing owner was arrested on fraud charges. Bettman, who did not identify the potential ownership groups, said it was "purely a coincidence" that he was in Buffalo 24 hours after John Rigas and two sons were arrested in connection with the financial meltdown of Adelphia Communications. Bettman said he and Sabres general manager Darcy Regier planned yesterday's meeting "well before" Rigas' arrest.