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Grading the Buffalo Sabres: Injuries, defense still plague team

Housley’s got some issues to solve, fast

Vancouver Canucks v Buffalo Sabres Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images

The grades from the West Coast road trip are in, and it made for slight better reading than before. The three stars of the week from Games 4-7 were Jason Pominville (4.06), Evander Kane (4.04) and Jack Eichel (3.78).

The were some low grades too, with the bottom three: Seth Griffith (1.74), Jacob Josefson (1.71) and Matt Moulson (1.62).

The Buffalo Sabres finally picked up a couple of wins, but had a couple of ugly losses over the last five games as well.

We’ll stick with Corsi For % as the advanced stat metric beyond just the goals, assists and +/-. For Phil Housley we also have the team’s overall Corsi For % as a measurable stat.

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

Buffalo Sabres 2-4 Vancouver Canucks

Boston Bruins 4-5 Buffalo Sabres (OT)

Buffalo Sabres 1-0 Detroit Red Wings

Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo Sabres 2-3 San Jose Sharks

Apologies if the embedded poll is not showing up, please click here to grade.