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Grading the Buffalo Sabres - Week ending 2/5/17

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NHL: Ottawa Senators at Buffalo Sabres
Sabres beat the Sens 4-0
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Your Three Stars from last week: Evander Kane, Jack Eichel and Zemgus Girgensons, with good grades for Brian Gionta and Taylor Fedun too. The Three Goats are Tyler Ennis, Nicolas Deslauriers and Cal O’Reilly.

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


The Buffalo Sabres proved that a period of rest actually results in rust, by coming out flat in their first game after the All-Star Weekend. Luckily, playing on home ice after that brought out some fight in the team and they ended it with only their second shutout of the season.

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 -

Montreal Canadiens 5-2 Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo Sabres 1-2 New York Rangers (OT)

Buffalo Sabres 4-0 Ottawa Senators