Grading the Buffalo Sabres - Do not go gentle into that good night

Vote in the player grades polls for the last week

Your Three Stars from last week: Anders Nilsson, Jack Eichel, and the penalty kill. The Three Goats are Dan Byslma, Zach Bogosian and the power play. Here is the LINK to the spreadsheet with all of this season’s results.

This was an interesting roller-coaster week for the Buffalo Sabres. They finished off a West Coast trip with a jaunt through Motor City, playing their last game at the Joe Louis Arena.

Then there was a home game against the Pens with some contentious decisions from the referees marring a good contest, and the week finished off with cross-border rivals the Leafs coming to town with their hordes of fans, who then crawled back over the Peace Bridge losers on the night but likely still headed to the playoffs.

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

Detroit Red Wings 1-2 Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo Sabres 1-3 Pittsburgh Penguins

Buffalo Sabres 5-2 Toronto Maple Leafs

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