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Sabres Stats: Game by game

I've heard a bit in the past two days about the Sabres record in a playoff when they lose Game Three. I figured I'd go back at 2010 and see just how predictive each game of a playoff series was.

As it turns out, Game Three is the least reliable barometer. Teams that won Game Three in 2010 only won 6 of 15 series. Here's the game-by-game breakdown:

Game 1 - 7-8

Game 2 - 11-4

Game 3- 6-9

Game 4 - 12-3

Game 5 - 10-3

Game 6 - 10-1

Game 7 - 4-0

I didn't need a calculator to figure out that teams that won Game Seven do really well in the series.

-- Budd Bailey


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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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Amy Moritz

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