Buffalo back from brink of extinction
After losing its first two games by a combined score of 8-0, Buffalo has emerged as a playoff contender.
Saved from bankruptcy by new owner B. Thomas Golisano earlier this year, the Sabres (6-5-1) are tied with Toronto for fifth in the Eastern Conference with 13 points, three behind first-place Boston, heading into Monday night's action. After missing the playoffs for the past two seasons, management made a number of changes since the end of last season and placed expectations on the team to return to the postseason.
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