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Little surprise here: Since Nov. 12, the Sabres are the fourth-worst team in the NHL

Things were rosy for the Sabres when they woke up Nov. 12 in Boston. They were 10-5, the seventh-best record in the NHL.

Buffalo promptly got whacked around by the Bruins, losing the game (6-2), their goaltender (Ryan Miller got run over by Milan Lucic) and a chunk of their pride (so said coach Lindy Ruff, whose team didn't respond to the collision). They haven't won consecutive games since, going 8-13-5.

When the Sabres woke up today, their 18-18-5 record put them in 23rd place in the 30-team league.

The drop from seventh to 23rd is because they are the fourth-worst team in hockey since their Boston beatdown. Here are the records of the NHL teams since Nov. 12, according to analysis by The News:

Boston             19-4-1          .813

Vancouver       18-5-2          .760

St. Louis          17-5-4          .731

Rangers           17-6-1          .729

Philadelphia    16-7-1          .688

Ottawa             14-6-5         .660

Detroit             17-9-0         .654

San Jose          14-7-3          .646

Winnipeg         15-8-2          .640

New Jersey     16-10-1          .611

Chicago           14-9-1           .604

Nashville         14-10-2          .577

Los Angeles    13-9-4             .577

Florida             12-9-5            .558

Colorado         15-12-0           .556

Minnesota        13-11-3           .537

Calgary            13-11-4           .536

Toronto           11-10-4           .520

Phoenix           13-13-2           .500

Dallas              12-12-1           .500

Montreal          10-11-5           .481

Washington      11-12-2           .480

Pittsburgh        11-12-1           .479

Islanders          10-13-3           .442

Columbus        9-12-4             .440

Carolina          9-14-4             .408

Buffalo          8-13-5            .404

Tampa Bay      9-15-1             .380

Edmonton        7-17-1            .300

Anaheim          5-15-3            .283

---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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