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06-21-2012, 08:40 PM
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Sabresfansince1980
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2005-06 - 2nd night games - 9-6-1...rest of schedule - 43-18-5
2006-07 - 9-9...44-13-7
2007-08 - 10-9-1...29-22-11
2008-09 - 5-9-3...36-23-6
2009-10 - 6-9-3...39-18-7
2010-11 - 11-8-3...32-21-7
2011-12 - 8-9-5...31-23-6

So since 2005, the total record for Buffalo's 2nd night games was 58-59-16 (win % of .496). The total record for the rest of their schedule was 254-138-49 (win % of .631). If you apply the .631 win % to those 2nd night games, it comes out to 36 pts lost, or 5 pts each of the last seven seasons.

Assume all other teams suffer at about the same rate, and you can still suggest that Buffalo lost an extra pt or two each season due to having played more back-to-backs. Obviously just one point can make a big difference, so even if they still can't stay healthy, at least they'll have one less factor against them. It's about time.

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