Eichel Progresssion and Comparisons: After 20 Games by @SabresStats Not since the Sabres selected Gilbert Perreault with the franchise’s very first draft pick has the city of Buffalo and the Sabres fan base been so excited about a player.  The amount of hype surrounding the Hobey Baker winner has reached new heights and expectations are sky-high.  The term “generational” is used regularly to […]


It Might Be Time For a New Captain in Buffalo by @BradleyGelber

As is expected with a young team that includes many new faces, the Sabres have had many ups and downs so far this season. Will Eichel win Rookie of the Year? Will Ullmark prove he is worthy of starting even when Lehner returns? Will Ennis find a way to get back into last season’s form? […]


My Sabres/Blues recap

Is this on? [Taps Microphone] Hey, so I haven’t done a Sabres recap since probably the 2nd lockout and to be honest I’m not really confident in my hockey writing ability like I used to. I just find myself to be falling behind times with Corsi/Fenwick stats and hockey recaps were never my bag. Also, […]

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Sabres Recap: No Goal by @lukewachob

Dallas Stars         3        (15-4-0) 30 Points, 68 GF, 48 GA Buffalo Sabres    1        (8-9-1) 17 Points, 41 GF 49 GA Goal Scorers: Dallas – Nichushkin (2), Goligoski (2), Seguin (EN) (10) Buffalo – O’Reilly (6) Starting Goalies: Dallas – Antti Niemi            […]

Oct 8, 2015; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel (15) celebrates after scoring his first NHL goal during the third period against the Ottawa Senators at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Youth Movement in Buffalo by @BradleyGelber

Similar to how the city of Buffalo is undergoing a renaissance, so to are its sports teams. The Sabres are 6-2-1 in their last 9 games, while the Bills have won two in a row and stand at 5-4 in the thick of the playoff race. There are a lot of reasons why both teams […]

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Sabres Recap: A Statement Win by @LukeWachob

12. Buffalo Sabres                   4   (7-8-0), 14 Points, 36 GF, 42 GA 9. Tampa Bay Lightning        1   (7-8-2), 16 Points, 39 GF, 42 GA Goal Scorers: Buffalo – Eichel (6), Franson (1), Foligno (1), Ristolainen (4) (EN) Tampa Bay – Stamkos (8) Starting Goalies: Buffalo […]


Sabres Recap: Lightning Strikes… A Third Time by @LukeWachob

T-5. Tampa Bay Lightning          4          (7-6-2) 16 points, 38 GF, 37 GA T-13. Buffalo Sabres                     1          (5-8-0) 10 points, 29 GF, 39 GA Goal Scorers: Tampa Bay – Stamkos (7), Johnson (2), Kucherov (5), Hedman (1) Buffalo – Eichel (5) […]


Introducing New Measures of Player Value and Performance: PVC, paPVC and TVA

I’ve been doing @SabresStats for a few years now.  After every game, I compile all the stats from the contest into my dorky spreadsheet; full of interdependent cells, formulas and pivot tables.  Fun stuff, huh?  Well, it actually is to me.  But that’s beside the point. I analyze every game and look for trends, streaks, […]


Sabres Recap: A Complete Game by @LukeWachob

T-13.  Buffalo Sabres                 4 (OT)   (3-6-0) 6 Points, 19 GF, 22 GA Philadelphia Flyers        3            (4-2-2) 10 Points, 20 GF, 29 GA Goal Scorers: Buffalo – Tyler Ennis (3), Jamie McGinn (1), Bryan McCabe (2), Zemgus Girgensons (1) Philadelphia – […]


Sabres Recap: The Evander Kane Show by @LukeWachob

Toronto Maple Leafs   1                      (1-3-2), 4 Points, 13 GF, 19 GA Buffalo Sabres               2 (SO)            (2-4-0), 4 Points, 11 GF, 15 GA Goal Scorers: Toronto – P.A. Parenteau (1) Buffalo – Evander Kane (1) Starting Goalies: Toronto – Jonathan Bernier                0-3-1, 2.39 […]


Sabres Recap: Falling Short in Florida by @Lukewachob

Buffalo Sabres 2 1-3-0, 2 points, 8 GF, 12 GA Florida Panthers 3 3-1-0, 6 points, 14 GF, 5 GA Goal-Scorers: Buffalo – Jake McCabe (1), Tyler Ennis (1) Florida – Jaromir Jagr (3), Jaromir Jagr (4), Aleksander Barkov (2) Starting Goalies: Buffalo – Chad Johnson Florida – Roberto Luongo If an NHL game is […]


Sabres Recap: A Real Team Again by @LukeWachob

Ottawa Senators 3, Buffalo Sabres 1. 0-1-0 That was fun! Hockey is fun. After two brutal years of losing constantly and scoring never, we got a brief glimpse of the better world that lies ahead. Forget the stupid video review. Eichel and Kane scored. I saw it. We saw it. And we felt it. The […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 28: Tim Murray, General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres speaks with Jim Rutherford, General Manager of the Pittsburg Penguins on Day Two of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

. @SabresStats: Out with the Old and in with the New

There are a lot of new faces, and a few familiar faces, in Buffalo this fall. Tim Murray was hard at work in the offseason, bringing in big and small pieces alike. Some of them are past their prime but should provide good veteran leadership to a young Sabres core (see Legwand, David), and some […]