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Bandits go ice cold, fall to Roughnecks - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}Buffalo Bandit John Tavares scores his 800th career goal.

The Buffalo Bandits came out firing in their National Lacrosse League battle with the Roughnecks from Calgary, however, in the end, it was Calgary that left town with the “W” and disappointed the 16,000 raucous Bandit fans in the First Niagara Center.…

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Bandits’ strong fourth quarter edges Swarm - PHOTOS

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Banditland was 15,330 strong on Saturday night as they witnessed their Bandits come from behind several times and finally put away the Minnesota Swarm, 12-9, with four unanswered goals in the fourth quarter. 

Mark Steenhuis had an impressive six-point…

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UnPucked: A Night of Music with the Buffalo Sabres - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}Sabres players and musicians teamed up for charity

Normally First Niagara Center is the place to see the Buffalo Sabres perform, but Saturday night they entertained fans in a very different way.

The first UnPucked event was held to benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation, and it featured both current and former…

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Sabres’ UnPucked faces off on Saturday

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Remember when the Buffalo Sabres’ locker-room obsession with Kings of Leon made the news in 2008? In the half-decade since, it appears the musical taste of our local skaters has matured.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, current and former Buffalo…

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Bandits impressive in 13-7 win over Wings - PHOTOS

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13,980 residents of Banditland witnessed the home team defeat the Philadelphia Wings 13-7 on Saturday night at First Niagara Center. 

This was an especially sweet victory, as the Wings had previously handed the Bandits a loss in their home opener back…

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Bandits win fifth straight in defeating Rock - PHOTOS

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Normally when you state that a team had a “big win,” it’s due to something sports related. 

Perhaps the big win was a gain in the standings or a momentum builder from beating a division rival. The Bandits’ 12-10 victory over the…

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Jay-Z Magna Carter World Tour at First Niagara Center - PHOTOS

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Brooklyn’s beloved son and world-renowned rapper Shawn “Jay Z” Carter brought his Magna Carter World Tour through Buffalo on Thursday night. 

Fans from all over the region packed into the First Niagara Center to witness a show filled…

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Bandits hold on against Knighthawks, vault to first - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}The Buffalo Bandits win 11-10 in an exciting match against the Rochester Knighthawks at First Niagara Center last night.

Last night the Buffalo Bandits welcomed the two-time NLL defending champions, Rochester Knighthawks, for an exciting match. 

The Bandits started strong, taking a commanding lead over the Knighthawks but the rivals were able to pull within a goal with…

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Immediate reactions: Bandits 11, Knighthawks 10

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It was just a matter of time before two-time defending NLL champion Rochester made a run.

When the third quarter closed 10-3 in favor of Buffalo, Bandits fans sat comfortably, relishing the scoring wizardry of ageless wonder John Tavares and the stellar reaction…

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Buffalo Bandits edge Toronto Rock - PHOTOS

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The Buffalo Bandits had a rough season last year and, by the looks of their home opener, it looked destined to continue into this year as well. That was until last night at the First Niagara Center when the Buffalo Bandits hosted the Toronto Rock in what turned out…

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Wings whip Bandits in season opener - PHOTOS

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A crowd of 13,564 Bandits fans packed the First Niagara Center on Saturday night to witness the 2013 NLL season opener versus the Philadelphia Wings. 

While the Bandits’ faithful were ready to rock, the team fell short as they were routed by the…

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Drake at First Niagara Center - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}Drake did not let some snowflakes keep him from putting on a spectacular concert last night at the First Niagara Center.

It was a typical December night in Buffalo, filled with lots of flurries and cold temperatures. The lake effect snow was in full effect but did not restrict all the Drake fanatics from traveling downtown to the First Niagara Center to catch the “Would You Like…

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Tsuj’s Ten: The day after Canisius toppled UB

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If you’re a local college basketball fan, you’ve probably heard about Canisius’ wild 26-4 run to close out a 69-55 win over the University at Buffalo Bulls.…

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Big 4 basketball at the First Niagara Center - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}Chris Perez came up big in the second half and helped Canisius surprise UB 69 to 55.

The Niagara Purple Eagles and the Davidson Wildcats started the night of Big 4 basketball at the First Niagara Center with a game that saw a back-and-forth first half with the Purple Eagles opening it up in the second half, walking away with a 83-72 win over the…

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Immediate reactions: Niagara 83, Davidson 72

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No one realistically expected Chris Casey to lead Niagara to a record over .500—or even close—11 games into his first year as an NCAA Division I head coach.

At 2-8 entering Wednesday’s First Niagara Center clash against Davidson, Casey had…

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