In an article earlier this season, Sabres Hockey Central stated the following:
Last year, Montreal finished in eighth with 88 points. If that holds true this season, the Sabres would need 47 points through the final 41 games. To reach that mark the Sabres would have to win 24 out of 41 games, or post a record of 22-16-3 to make that final playoff spot.
So far, in the second half of the season, the Sabres have posted a record of 19-10-4, earning 42 points. However, it looks like it may take more than 88 points to clinch the final spot in the Eastern Conference.
SHC also posted the following:
The Sabres are on pace for:
three 20-goal scorers (Vanek, Leopold, and Stafford)
Vanek scoring 60+ points. He would be the only Sabre to have over 50.
Now, there are five Sabres that could, or already have, 20 goals. Stafford (28), Vanek (25), Ennis (19), Pominville (19) and you can include Brad Boyes (17) if you’d like. Leopold is at 13 after having 10 at the halfway point.
Buffalo can finish with five players who have at least 50 points. Boyes (50), Ennis (47), Stafford (45) and Pominville (44) are all looking to reach that mark.
We posted this poll at the halfway point of the season. Take a look at the results and where the Sabres stand now.
Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
-Tyler Ennis is the only Sabre to have played in all 74 games for Buffalo this season. Brad Boyes has played in 75 games this season and may finish with 83 games played.