...empty-handed. "I never thought this was going to happen." TNT's "Door to Door," based on the true story of Bill Porter, a salesman with cerebral palsy, won four awards, including best made-for-TV movie. William H. Macy, who portrayed...
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres admire the Dallas Stars, maybe too much. The Stars have taken a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 Stanley Cup finals, and the Sabres have collected more pointers than points. "We can learn from them," Buffalo center Curtis Brown said Sunday, the day after center Joe Nieuwendyk's two goals and the Stars' defense conspired to smother the Sabres and quiet the first Buffalo crowd to witness a Cup final in 24 years.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Erik Rasmussen knew he could make it in the NHL, and he was getting tired of trying to prove it. The Sabres kept the bruising young forward shuttling between Buffalo and its AHL affiliate in Rochester for most of this past winter. Check the oil. Fill the tank. Rasmussen rubbed his eyes while speeding along one cold night outside of Batavia and asked himself: "Is this the way I really want to spend my life?"
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- It's final. Buffalo and Toronto will meet in the playoffs for the first time to decide who will face off for the Stanley Cup. The Sabres advanced to the Eastern Conference final against division rival Toronto with a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins in Game 6 on Tuesday night. The fans chanted "We want the Leafs!" as the Sabres smothered the Bruins' offense and wound down a relatively easy night for injured goaltender Dominik Hasek.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Dominik Hasek made 24 saves as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Boston Bruins 3-0 on Friday night and moved within one victory of clinching their second-round series. Alexei Zhitnik, Vaclav Varada and Michael Peca scored as the Sabres took a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference series and improved their record to a playoff-best 7-1. Seventh-seeded Buffalo swept the No. 2 Ottawa Senators in the first round and now can finish off the Bruins in Boston on Sunday and become the first team in the playoffs to move on to the conference finals.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Vyacheslav Kozlov's hat-trick goal in the third period gave the Detroit Red Wings a 4-4 tie with the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday. It was the third career hat trick for Kozlov, who accounted for the first goal ever scored in Marine Midland Arena in October 1996. Kozlov's shot from the top of the faceoff circle midway through the third period deflected in off defenseman James Patrick's stick and allowed Kozlov to finish with a goal in each period.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo's explosive offense routed Oakland's stingy defense. The rampaging Bills rolled to a 44-21 victory Sunday over the struggling Raiders, who came into the game as the second-ranked defense in the NFL, but continued to pay heavily for mistakes. The Bills scored on six straight possessions to take a 37-7 lead in the third quarter and stay in the AFC East championship race. Buffalo (9-5) has won four of its last five games and nine of 11 after an 0-3 start.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills feared resurgent Indianapolis was primed for another upset Sunday. That fear was erased in the Bills' 24-point second quarter against the Colts. Antowain Smith rushed for 107 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries and Doug Flutie completed 20 of 28 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns in the Bills' 34-11 victory. When the teams met in Buffalo last year, the Bills came back from a 26-0 deficit to win 37-35, marking the second-greatest comeback in the regular season in NFL history.
...Irmo for sweeping the tie-breakers and believes the Lady Yellow Jackets will win their fifth state title under coach Bill Porter. "I was thinking if I get them into tie-breakers, we could win it," Jones said. "It's a heartbreaker. You...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Doug Flutie hasn't run out of magic yet, although he shared the spotlight with Steve Christie on Sunday. Christie kicked three field goals, two in the last two minutes, to give the Buffalo Bills a 30-24 win over the Miami Dolphins, capping a Flutie-led comeback from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit. Flutie, who was 15-of-26 for 206 yards and three touchdowns, threw a 48-yard touchdown to Eric Moulds and Christie kicked the tiebreaking and an insurance field goal.