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With Sam Reinhart’s power play goal on Saturday night, the Buffalo Sabres reached new heights on special teams.

They now have the NHL’s best power play at 23.8 percent. They aren’t leading by much, as the Columbus Blue Jackets and Toronto Maple Leafs are right behind them at 23.3 percent.

Here’s a look at the power play for Buffalo¬†over the last decade:

Sabres' special teams ranks (last 10 seasons)
Year
PP%
Rank
2006-0717.2%18th
2007-0818%14th
2008-0920.7%7th
2009-1017.6%16th
2010-1119.4%8th
2011-1216.7%19th
2012-1314.4%27th
2013-1414.4%29th
2014-1513.4%30th
2015-1618.9%12th
2016-1723.8%1st

The Sabres are near the top of the league in their actual number of power play goals (39). Tampa Bay leads with 42.

Buffalo rank 20th in the league in the number of power play opportunities with just 164. Compare that to the Lightning, which lead the NHL with 200 opportunities.

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NHL Standings

DIVTEAMGPRECPTS
Atlantic Division Leaders:
A4531-11-365
A4426-10-860
A4725-17-555
Metropolitan Division Leaders:
M4628-14-460
M4424-12-856
M4726-18-355
Wild Card leaders:
M4624-17-553
M4825-20-353
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M4521-16-850
M4723-20-450
M4520-17-848
A4418-19-743
A4318-19-642
A4518-21-642
A4315-19-939
A4511-25-931
DIVTEAMGPRECPTS
Central Division Leaders:
C4427-11-660
C4626-13-759
C4828-17-359
Pacific Division Leaders:
P4530-11-464
P4424-14-654
P4525-16-454
Wild Card leaders:
C4726-17-456
C4425-16-353
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P4624-17-553
C4624-17-553
P4722-16-953
C4522-17-650
P4620-23-343
P4518-21-642
P4710-28-929