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Tim Tebow (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) | Brandon Jacobs (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) | Ryan Callahan (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Keefe To The City: The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year For New York Sports

With the city about to become sports crazy with the combination of early-season baseball games mixed with playoff hockey and basketball, Neil Keefe starts his weekly random thoughts column.


Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Lack Of Concentration Early, Offense Throughout Doom Islanders In Buffalo

Ryan Miller made 30 saves, including stopping Matt Moulson on the doorstep with 4:04 left, and led the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.


Jason Pominville of the Buffalo Sabres try to get a shot off after Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers makes a save at HSBC Arena. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Forget The Vezina, Lundqvist Has Eyes Set On Hart Trophy

Lundqvist continues to take his game to new heights. ‘King Henrik’ is starting to earn Hart Trophy consideration as he leads the NHL in save percentage and shutouts.


Ryan Miller

Sabres Top Devils In Shootout, End Long Road Losing Streak

Jason Pominvile and Nathan Gerbe scored in a shootout and Ryan Miller made 27 saves as the Buffalo Sabres snapped a 12-game losing streak on the road with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.


Evgeni Nabokov (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Nabokov Gets 300th Win, Islanders Defeat Sabres 4-2

Evgeni Nabokov picked up his 300th career NHL win as the Islanders defeated the Sabres, 4-2.


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Sabres Shut Out Devils 2-0

The Devils were shut out on consecutive nights – and for the third time in five games – following a 1-0 shootout loss at Pittsburgh. They’ve gone 173:55 without scoring a goal.


Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller defends the net against New York Rangers' Ryan Callahan. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Sabres Tighten Playoff Race With 3-2 Win Over Rangers

Brad Boyes scored a power-play goal in his Sabres debut, and Buffalo made the tight Eastern Conference playoff race a bit more crowded with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.


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Sabres Try To Extend Streak Vs. Islanders

The Sabres look for their longest winning streak of 2010-11 when they face the Islanders for the second time in a week as the teams open a home-and-home set at HSBC Arena on Friday night.


Rick DiPietro and John Tavares

Tavares’ Hat Trick Lifts Isles Over Sabres

John Tavares scored three goals for his second NHL hat trick, and Rick DiPietro made 40 saves to help the New York Islanders beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 on Saturday night and snap a three-game losing streak.



Islanders Try To Halt 3-Game Losing Streak Vs. Buffalo

Buffalo looks to earn a point for the eighth time in nine games Saturday night when it visits an Islanders team that hasn’t been able to shut down opponents in losing three straight.


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Devils Vs. Sabres: Battle Of The Cellar-Dwellers

Not only are the Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, both teams may have to recover without their star goaltenders.


Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur

Slump Over: Devils’ Brodeur Blanks Sabres

Martin Brodeur made 24 saves for his 111th NHL shutout, and Ilya Kovalchuk scored 53 seconds into overtime to lift the short-handed New Jersey Devils to their first win of the season, 1-0 in Buffalo on Wednesday night.


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Struggling Goalies Face Off For Devils, Sabres

Early struggles from two of the league’s most accomplished goaltenders have plagued both clubs, but perhaps a head-to-head meeting will spark a turnaround as Ryan Miller’s Sabres host Martin Brodeur and the Devils on Wednesday night.



Stepan Scores In Debut For Rangers

Derek Stepan became the fourth player to score three times in his NHL debut and led the New York Rangers to a season-opening 6-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.