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Buffalo Sabres Starting to Figure Things Out on Home Ice

Matt D'Agostini

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Sabres have the least amount of points in the NHL and have the worst goal differential in the league. The Sabres have given up 44 more goals than they have scored. Don’t tell the team, though. After a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night, the Sabres have a seven-game point streak as they are 6-0-1 during that stretch.

The Sabres have 28 points on the season, and 13 of them have come in the last seven home games. This is a good sign for the Sabres. A few weeks into the season, Buffalo fired their GM and head coach, and traded their best player Thomas Vanek. Couple that with all the trade rumors surrounding their All-Star goalie Ryan Miller, and you have a swarm of controversy.

The road record is still terrible for Buffalo though. In 19 games away from the First Niagara Center, the Sabres have only managed three wins (3-14-2). For whatever reason, the recent success hasn’t translated on the road for Buffalo.

I guess if you’re going to play well in one place, it should be at home. The fans in Western New York haven’t had a lot to cheer about in the sports world in a long time. The football team from Orchard Park hasn’t made the playoffs since the 1999 season and the Sabres haven’t been relevant in a long time.

If Buffalo is going to have another bad season, at least the fans going to the games can watch them win, right? Perhaps I’m just being optimistic here. After all, sports fans aren’t content with anything less than championships. In Buffalo, it appears that they’re going to have to wait at least another year for this dream to come true.

Greg Higgins is a NHL contributor for Rantsports. Follow him on Twitter. Like him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google.

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