At one point on Wednesday in Winnipeg thermometers were measuring a temperature of -31 degrees Fahrenheit with the wind chill. The Sabres come in and may be even colder than that, having dropped 10 straight games on the road.
The Sabres are falling fast in the standings and are getting dominated on the road. Just in the past two games alone, the team has been shelled 11-2 and are not coming close to a victory.
Tonight, the Sabres have an importent Conference game against Winnipeg, who are just four points ahead of Buffalo in the standings.
Buffalo are nine points out of the 8th spot and still have four games left on this road trip.
The Sabres have just 38 goals on the road this season, and that’s in 21 games. The Sabres started the season with an 8-3 road record, but are now 8-13.
During the first 11 road games of the season, the Sabres outscored their opponents 26-25, winning eight of those games.
In the past 10 road games, the numbers get ugly. Buffalo has scored just 14 times in the past 10 road games, while allowing 42 goals. That’s an average of losing 4-1 each game.
Buffalo have already taken on Winnipeg twice this season, with both games won in overtime. Thomas Vanek capped off a 6-5 victory back in November for Buffalo and Johnny Oduya cashed in the game-winner for Winnipeg a couple of weeks ago.
Tonight’s game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.