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Grading the Buffalo Sabres - Week ending 12/18/16

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NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Buffalo Sabres Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Your Three Stars from last week: Rasmus Ristolainen, Kyle Okposo and Ryan O’Reilly. The Three Goats are the Sabres penalty kill unit, Cody Franson and Dan Bylsma.

Here is the LINK to the spreadsheet with all this season’s results.


In a much better week for the Buffalo Sabres, some strong performances saw the team get off the Eastern Conference basement and actually look decent, going 5-3-2 in their last ten games.

Buffalo definitely found their scoring mojo playing at home, victimizing poor goaltending on the Kings and the Islanders, potting six and three goals respectively.

As always, we’ve got all the forwards and defensemen who played over the past week in the grading.

We’re sticking with the Corsi For % as well the stats beyond just the goals, assists and +/-. For Dan Bylsma we’ve added the team’s overall Corsi For % as a measurable stat.

Rate the player PP, PK and coach’s performances for these games -

Buffalo Sabres 6-3 Los Angeles Kings

Buffalo Sabres 3-2 New York Islanders (OT)

Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 Buffalo Sabres (SO)