Who even are the 5-2-1 Buffalo Sabres? Be honest, did you really see this motley crew being in this position halfway through their West Coast swing? Twice they have blown leads, recovering to beat the Anaheim Ducks in overtime but falling behind the Los Angeles Kings and then failing to tie it up in regulation.
Two more games remain on this #SabresAfterDark trip, a tilt at the Sharks on Tuesday, and then a maiden trip to the Emerald City to take on the Kraken for the very first time. After that is a Saturday night game back in Buffalo with Detroit visiting
This open thread is for discussing all matters Buffalo Sabres and NHL related for this week. Of course, you can talk about anything else you like too. Feel free to add any links to developing news items as the week goes on in the comments below.