Sabres Score 4 or More Goals for 1st Time Since February


The Buffalo Sabres ended a 40-game streak of scoring three or fewer goals with Saturday’s 6-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the First Niagara Center, per Elias Sports Bureau (via

The unfortunate streak was the third-longest of its kind in NHL history, and both previous instances occurred before 1930, back when forward passing was illegal in the offensive zone.

Buffalo’s streak dated back to Feb. 28, when the Sabres recorded a surprising 4-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.

Now just 4-13-2 this season, the Sabres had a 6-30-4 record during the 40-game run of futility. They only scored three goals on four occasions during the streak, which included eight games without any goals.

Four different Buffalo goalies lost at least one game in regulation throughout the 40-game span, with Connor Knapp adding an overtime loss in last season’s final game.

While things seemingly can’t get any worse for the Sabres, the team hasn’t shown any signs of improvement this season aside from Saturday’s blowout victory.

Buffalo’s 10 points are worst in the NHL, and the team’s minus-38 goal differential is in a league of its own. Entering Sunday’s action, no other team has a goal differential worse than minus-15, a mark held by both the Columbus Blue Jackets and Edmonton Oilers.

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