The Buffalo Sabres ended one year and opened a new one the same way… losing. Buffalo lost to the Carolina Hurricanes on New Year's Eve 5-4 and then proceeded to lose to the Calgary Flames 3-1 four nights later. Things are not getting any better for the men in red and black.
Archives for January 6, 2002
'Buffalo entered Saturday ranked near the bottom of the NHL in an array of categories ranging from road record (5-12-1-1, 27th out of 30), to power-play success rate (12.9 percent, 27th), to team goals-against average (2.73, 23rd).'
'"I feel bad," Ramsey said Saturday of the Sabres' recent struggles, adding, "I won't feel bad (tonight)."'
'They're closer to the Thrashers in the standings than they are the Maple Leafs.'
'With 35 points in 41 games, the Sabres rank 26th out of 30 NHL teams.'
'Buffalo is a mess. And we're not talking about the city, which got nailed with 7 feet of snow recently.'
'They were both drafted in 1979 by the Buffalo Sabres. Ramsey went 11th overall in the first round, and Ruff was selected with Buffalo's second-round pick.'
'Buffalo has been in the Twin Cities since Friday after a 3-1 loss in Calgary on Thursday night.'