NHL Hockey

Buffalo Sabres (25-45-12)


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vs. Pit 
W 4-3
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vs. Ott 
L 2-4
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@ TB 
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@ Fla 
L 3-4
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Changing losing culture top offseason priority for Sabres GM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Having known mostly success over the past decade with the Penguins, Jason Botterill received a sobering introduction to life at the bottom of the NHL during his first season as Buffalo Sabres general manager.

"I've been here for one year and I was pretty (ticked) off and upset," Botterill said during a season-ending news conference Wednesday, "I guess I could be articulate, but I'll just say it (stinks) that we won't be watching live playoff hockey right now."

Being on the outside looking in is an unusual position for Botterill, who spent the previous two Junes celebrating Stanley Cup championships as the Penguins assistant GM. He was hired last spring after the Sabres cleaned house by firing GM Tim Murray and coach Dan Bylsma.

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Leaders
Points: J. Eichel64
Plus/Minus: C. Mittelstadt1
Shots on Goal: J. Eichel246
PIM: J. Nolan69
Win: R. Lehner14
Shutouts: R. Lehner3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 198 (31)
Shots: 2557 (21)
PP%: 19.1% (20)
Penalty Minutes: 673 (20)
Assists: 329 (31)
SH Goals: 9 (7)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Tampa Bay 54 23 5 113
x-Boston 50 20 12 112
x-Toronto 49 26 7 105
Florida 44 30 8 96
Detroit 30 39 13 73
Montreal 29 40 13 71
Ottawa 28 43 11 67
Buffalo 25 45 12 62
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 278 (3)
Shots Against: 2681 (10)
PK%: 77.9% (22)
Penalty Minutes: 721 (13)
Shutouts: 3 (21)
Sv%: 0.896 (29)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/11 A. Oglevie Signed as Free Agent Two-year, entry-level contract
4/8 A. Wilcox Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
4/8 L. Ullmark Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
4/8 C. Nelson Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
4/8 B. Guhle Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
4/8 A. Nylander Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
4/8 N. Baptiste Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
4/8 M. Tennyson Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
4/8 K. Porter Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
4/3 K. Porter Called up from minors from Rochester-AHL
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