January 23, 1984 -- Talk about road warriors.
Travel seemed to agree with the Buffalo Sabres at this point in their history. They took their 10th straight road game, beating the Bruins, 5-3, in Boston Garden.
It's never easy to win in Boston, and this was a close game throughout. Ric Seiling, Dave Andreychuk and Brent Peterson had scored for the Sabres to set up a 3-3 game in the final minutes. Then Dave Andreychuk beat Pete Peeters with 2:09 left to put Buffalo ahead, 4-3. Paul Cyr scored an empty-netter 10 seconds later, and that was that.
Tom Barrasso had the win in the nets for the Sabres. He and Peeters both finished with 27 saves. It was the end of a five-game road trip for Buffalo; remarkably, the Sabres won all five.
The streak had started in Boston on December 10, 1983. So the Sabres went more than a month without a road loss. It finally ended on February 2 in, you guessed it, Boston.
You can make your own comparisons to what's happening in hockey around town now.
--- Budd Bailey