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Grading the Buffalo Sabres - Week ending 12/25/16

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NHL: Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres
Dan Bylsma
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Your Three Stars from last week: Rasmus Ristolainen, Kyle Okposo and Evander Kane. The Three Goats are the Sabres penalty kill unit, Zemgus Girgensons and Nicolas Deslauriers.

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

My apologies for not getting this post up earlier, a little too much Christmas cheer for me over the weekend.


Just like that, the Buffalo Sabres went from having a couple of decent weeks to a terrible week where they looked like an AHL franchise about to close the doors for the last time.

In a week where the Sabres should have been picking up points to continue their charge up the table, they lost all their mojo and were spanked soundly by the Hurricanes and the Islanders.

As always, we’ve got all the forwards and defensemen who played over the past week in the grading. Please ignore last night’s game at the Red Wings in your 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 -

Florida Panthers 4-3 Buffalo Sabres (SO)

Buffalo Sabres 1-3 Carolina Hurricanes

New York Islanders 5-1 Buffalo Sabres