Tonight is the biggest game of the season for the Sabres up to this point. A regulation win against Carolina tonight would put Buffalo in eighth place. The Sabres won the first meeting 3-2, but still have three contests left against the Hurricanes.
“Boyes should be chomping at the bit for a potential playoff run. Despite having played close to 500 NHL regular-season games, Boyes has only four playoff games on his resume. But he made them count, registering 2 goals and an assist for the Blues in a 2009 first-round sweep at the hands of the Canucks.
So how long has Lindy Ruff, the League’s most-tenured coach, been at the helm of the Sabres? So long that his first season behind the Buffalo bench, was also the first-ever season for the then-recently-relocated Carolina Hurricanes That 1997-98 season saw the ‘Canes miss the playoffs and the Sabres make it to the conference final before being eliminated in six games by Washington.”