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Stunner from the standings

Here's a pie-in-the-sky thought heading into tonight's game with the Canadiens. Dare to dream it.

We're all obsessing about the Sabres finishing eighth in the East. But if they beat Montreal tonight, they would be just five points behind falling-apart Ottawa for the Northeast Division lead. Five points! And the division winner, remember, is going to be a No. 1 or 2 seed in the playoffs. Oh, how all those shootout losses are causing trouble for Buffalo in the standings.

Thursday was a bad night for the Sabres, however, as Boston, Philadelphia, the Rangers and Islanders all won. There are a lot of teams to pass and to hold off in this race.  You just have to keep winning.

By the way, are you laughing at the collapse of the Senators as much as I am? They started 15-2-0 and are 21-21-6 since. You knew Brian Murray was watching John Paddock and thinking he could do a better job himself. But that coaching change didn't do much last night in Philly.

---Mike Harrington

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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