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Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo’s year was another disappointing one, although they didn’t finish bottom of the division this time. Matt Moulson chipped in with 23 goals and 23 assists, which was the best that Buffalo could muster, although Evander Kane, Tyler Ennis, and Zemgus Girgensons all managed to score over 40 points each.

All eyes were on Jack Eichel who contributed with 8 goals and 7 assists (although be aware that we had to manually add Jack to the roster using the Create A Player function), while fellow Rookie Sam Reinhart was unable to produce the goods on a regular basis this year, although he didn’t play many games.

Buffalo’s defense was almost nonexistent, leaking goals at an alarming rate and failing to contribute with many points. Rasmus Ristolainen was the only positive to the Sabres defensive line, finishing with 26 points for the season.

It didn’t get any better in goal either, as Robin Lehner struggled to cope behind Buffalo’s poor defense, giving up an average of 3 goals per game. Chad Johnson played 30 games in net for the Sabres and actually fared much better, finishing with an average of 2.30 GAA for the season.

Division: 7th
Conference: 15th
League: 27th