Grading the Buffalo Sabres - The West Coast road trip of futility

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

The Buffalo Sabres season is slowly petering out once again to a frustrating end, and a West Coast road trip against possession-hungry teams was the last thing the Sabres needed.

Buffalo mustered two goals from open play on the road trip, with Eichel scoring one and providing the assist on the other as he attempts to maintain his almost point-per-game pace.

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 -

San Jose Sharks 4-1 Buffalo Sabres

Los Angeles Kings 2-0 Buffalo Sabres

Anaheim Ducks 1-2 Buffalo Sabres (SO)

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