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NHL Network: Uphill battle for Sabres

My son, Ty, was getting ready for school this morning with NHL Network's "On the Fly" on TV, and it popped up an interesting graphic. Basically, it outlined the fact the Sabres have a lot of work to do if they want to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference.

The channel noted it took 88 points to make the top eight in the East last season. In order to achieve that, the Sabres need to have a .572 win percentage for the rest of the season. Here are the teams out of the top eight now and what they need to do:

Devils (14th place): .603

Islanders (15th): .601

Sabres (12th): .572

Thrashers (11th): .563

Maple Leafs (10th): .554

Panthers (13th): .553

Hurricanes (ninth): .546

---John Vogl

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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.

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