Sabres must avoid another slow start at home

Via: Buffalo News

‘For some perspective on 48 games, consider this nugget: When the Sabres hit game 48 last year after a January loss in St. Louis, they were 19-24-5 and in 14th place in the Eastern Conference. On that date, 15 of the 16 playoff teams were already in place — including all eight in the East. Only Phoenix, which eventually passed Colorado, snuck in from outside.’