NHL Hockey

Buffalo Sabres (30-31-8)


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Criticism doesn't alter Sabres GM's plan to build with youth

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Jason Botterill is very much aware of the criticism he's attracted overseeing a Buffalo Sabres team that extended its playoff drought to nine years by failing to even qualify for the NHL's expanded 24-team format.

That doesn't mean the general manager is going to his alter his vision in continuing to build the organizational depth and developing young talent.

"There's always urgency in this position, and I'm not surprised that our passionate fans want to see a winner on the ice," Botterill said during a Zoom conference call Wednesday, a day after the Sabres were officially eliminated following the league's decision to forego the remainder of the regular season.

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Leaders
Points: J. Eichel78
Plus/Minus: B. Montour13
Shots on Goal: J. Eichel227
PIM: W. Simmonds66
Win: L. Ullmark17
Shutouts: C. Hutton2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 193 (21)
Shots: 2021 (29)
PP%: 18.9% (20)
Penalty Minutes: 479 (27)
Assists: 315 (23)
SH Goals: 5 (21)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Boston 44 14 12 100
Tampa Bay 43 21 6 92
Toronto 36 25 9 81
Florida 35 26 8 78
Montreal 31 31 9 71
Buffalo 30 31 8 68
Ottawa 25 34 12 62
Detroit 17 49 5 39
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 215 (11)
Shots Against: 2148 (19)
PK%: 74.6% (30)
Penalty Minutes: 473 (29)
Shutouts: 3 (17)
Sv%: 0.900 (24)
Injuries
Date Player Status
3/6 L. Pilut Illness (day-to-day)
11/17 T. Thompson Shoulder - left game (IR)
11/8 V. Sobotka Knee - left game (IR)
9/13 M. Hunwick Neck (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/26 Z. Redmond Signed with European team EHC Red Bull Munchen-Germany
3/25 M. Samuelsson Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
3/23 D. DiPietro Signed as Free Agent One-year, entry-level contract
3/18 B. Biro Signed as Free Agent Two-year, entry-level contract
3/8 J. Gilmour Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
3/7 J. Gilmour Called up from minors from Rochester-AHL
3/6 J. Johansson Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
2/27 L. Pilut Called up from minors from Rochester-AHL
2/27 J. Gilmour Sent to minors Rochester-AHL
2/26 J. Gilmour Called up from minors from Rochester-AHL
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