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Grading the Buffalo Sabres - Week ending 1/8/17

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NHL: Buffalo Sabres at New York Rangers
Anders Nilsson
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Your Three Stars from last week: Jack Eichel, Rasmus Ristolainen and Evander Kane. The Three Goats are Dan Byslma, Nicolas Deslauriers and Derek Grant.

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


The Buffalo Sabres bounced back from the double disappointment at the hands of bitter division rivals Boston by putting together two wins and an overtime loss. Two of the games were challenging trips to New York and Chicago, and the Sabres returned home with three points from that journey.

So far 2017 has been quite good to the Sabres, and they even had some good news on the injury front with Ryan O’Reilly making a return to the side just ten days after undergoing appendix surgery.

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 -

New York Rangers 1-4 Buffalo Sabres

Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 Buffalo Sabres (OT)

Buffalo Sabres 4-3 Winnipeg Jets