The 2013-14 season for the Buffalo Sabres is not going so great.
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The Sabres currently sit at 8-23-3 and last in the Eastern conference, as well as the entire NHL.
They have amassed 19 total points, which are seven less than the team above them, the New York Islanders.
They're last in the NHL in total goals for, with just 55. They're also last in GF/G, sitting at just 1.62. They are the only team in the NHL with a GF/G under 2.00.
How many goals has Buffalo scored in the first period of games this year? Seven....SEVEN! Is that even possible?
The Sabres have 0 wins this year when leading after 1 period. Again, another seemingly impossible stat.
They traded away one of their franchise's all-time players, Thomas Vanek, back in October. Goalie Ryan Miller, who has been the face of the team for over seven years, continues to be mentioned in trade rumors.
Their leading scorer is Cody Hodgson with 19 points. That puts him 117th in the NHL in scoring. In other words...there are 116 players on the list BEFORE a single Sabre appears! (Excluding Matt Moulson and Thomas Vanek, as their numbers are split)
The owner fired both coach Ron Rolston and GM Darcy Regier on November 18. This was of course after the Sabres fired long-time head coach Lindy Ruff last year after a poor start during the lockout shortened season.
Buffalo has won back-to-back games once this season. With a win over Winnipeg back on Tuesday, a win tonight would match their longest win streak of the year.
The Sabres are staring at their third straight season without making the playoffs, and more likely than not, they'll finish in last place in the East.
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So tonight should be another easy W for the Bruins. Missing out on two points versus this team should not sit well with anyone that even remotely follows/cheers/cares/etc. about the Boston Bruins.