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A Look At The Buffalo Sabres

from Andrew Berkshire of Sportsnet,

After a remarkable 10-game winning streak the city of Buffalo hasn’t seen in ages, the Sabres have dropped four straight games, though three of them were against the top three teams in the league: Tampa Bay, Toronto, and Nashville.

Since Buffalo’s Nov. 1 loss to the Senators they’re 11-3-2, which has prompted many to say they’ve finally gotten over the hump in their rebuild and are a legitimate playoff threat.

There are a few interesting tidbits about that vaunted 10-game winning streak. For example, they won seven of those games in overtime or the shootout, and two more were won by just a single goal.

A win is a win and those points in the standings can’t be taken away, but while the results ended up in the right column 10 times in a row, the Sabres didn’t dominate their opposition over that stretch — at least not in terms of goals.

Their record looks excellent — especially compared to what was expected of them — but let’s look a little deeper to see if this Sabres team is actually for real or not.

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