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11-18-2011, 05:12 PM
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Buffalo Sabres 1992-93 discussion.

Game log from 1992-93 season for the Sabres.

1 L October 8, 1992 4–5 Quebec Nordiques (1992–93) 0–1–0
2 W October 10, 1992 5–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1992–93) 1–1–0
3 W October 11, 1992 8–2 Montreal Canadiens (1992–93) 2–1–0
4 L October 13, 1992 5–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1992–93) 2–2–0
5 W October 16, 1992 5–4 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (1992–93) 3–2–0
6 L October 17, 1992 4–6 @ Washington Capitals (1992–93) 3–3–0
7 W October 21, 1992 4–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1992–93) 4–3–0
8 W October 23, 1992 5–4 San Jose Sharks (1992–93) 5–3–0
9 T October 28, 1992 4–4 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1992–93) 5–3–1
10 W October 30, 1992 12–3 Ottawa Senators (1992–93) 6–3–1
11 T October 31, 1992 2–2 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1992–93) 6–3–2
12 L November 2, 1992 6–7 OT @ New York Rangers (1992–93) 6–4–2
13 L November 5, 1992 5–7 @ San Jose Sharks (1992–93) 6–5–2
14 L November 7, 1992 2–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1992–93) 6–6–2
15 W November 11, 1992 7–2 Boston Bruins (1992–93) 7–6–2
16 W November 13, 1992 8–2 Hartford Whalers (1992–93) 8–6–2
17 L November 14, 1992 5–7 @ New York Islanders (1992–93) 8–7–2
18 L November 17, 1992 2–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1992–93) 8–8–2
19 L November 18, 1992 2–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1992–93) 8–9–2
20 L November 21, 1992 3–4 Minnesota North Stars (1992–93) 8–10–2
21 T November 22, 1992 4–4 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1992–93) 8–10–3
22 T November 25, 1992 1–1 OT Quebec Nordiques (1992–93) 8–10–4
23 W November 27, 1992 4–1 Ottawa Senators (1992–93) 9–10–4
24 W November 29, 1992 5–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1992–93) 10–10–4
25 L November 30, 1992 0–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1992–93) 10–11–4
26 T December 4, 1992 5–5 OT New York Islanders (1992–93) 10–11–5
27 L December 6, 1992 3–7 New Jersey Devils (1992–93) 10–12–5
28 L December 7, 1992 3–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1992–93) 10–13–5
29 W December 9, 1992 5–2 Boston Bruins (1992–93) 11–13–5
30 W December 11, 1992 9–3 Hartford Whalers (1992–93) 12–13–5
31 T December 12, 1992 1–1 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1992–93) 12–13–6
32 W December 15, 1992 3–2 @ Boston Bruins (1992–93) 13–13–6
33 L December 19, 1992 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1992–93) 13–14–6
34 W December 20, 1992 5–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1992–93) 14–14–6
35 W December 23, 1992 4–1 Washington Capitals (1992–93) 15–14–6
36 L December 27, 1992 2–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1992–93) 15–15–6
37 W December 31, 1992 11–6 New York Rangers (1992–93) 16–15–6
38 W January 2, 1993 7–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1992–93) 17–15–6
39 W January 3, 1993 6–5 OT St. Louis Blues (1992–93) 18–15–6
40 W January 6, 1993 3–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1992–93) 19–15–6
41 W January 8, 1993 6–5 New York Islanders (1992–93) 20–15–6
42 W January 10, 1993 5–3 Calgary Flames (1992–93) 21–15–6
43 L January 12, 1993 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1992–93) 21–16–6
44 L January 15, 1993 1–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1992–93) 21–17–6
45 L January 17, 1993 2–3 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1992–93) 21–18–6
46 W January 19, 1993 3–2 OT @ Calgary Flames (1992–93) 22–18–6
47 W January 22, 1993 6–2 Quebec Nordiques (1992–93) 23–18–6
48 L January 23, 1993 3–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1992–93) 23–19–6
49 W January 26, 1993 4–3 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1992–93) 24–19–6
50 W January 27, 1993 4–3 Washington Capitals (1992–93) 25–19–6
51 W January 29, 1993 6–4 New York Rangers (1992–93) 26–19–6
52 L January 31, 1993 4–5 OT Edmonton Oilers (1992–93) 26–20–6
53 W February 3, 1993 3–2 Hartford Whalers (1992–93) 27–20–6
54 L February 8, 1993 2–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1992–93) 27–21–6
55 W February 10, 1993 6–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1992–93) 28–21–6
56 L February 12, 1993 1–3 Vancouver Canucks (1992–93) 28–22–6
57 W February 14, 1993 7–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1992–93) 29–22–6
58 W February 17, 1993 5–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1992–93) 30–22–6
59 T February 19, 1993 3–3 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1992–93) 30–22–7
60 W February 24, 1993 10–7 Detroit Red Wings (1992–93) 31–22–7
61 L February 26, 1993 4–6 Montreal Canadiens (1992–93) 31–23–7
62 L February 27, 1993 4–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1992–93) 31–24–7
63 L March 1, 1993 2–5 Vancouver Canucks (1992–93) 31–25–7
64 T March 3, 1993 2–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1992–93) 31–25–8
65 L March 5, 1993 2–4 Hartford Whalers (1992–93) 31–26–8
66 W March 7, 1993 2–1 Winnipeg Jets (1992–93) 32–26–8
67 W March 10, 1993 7–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1992–93) 33–26–8
68 T March 13, 1993 3–3 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1992–93) 33–26–9
69 L March 15, 1993 2–4 Los Angeles Kings (1992–93) 33–27–9
70 T March 16, 1993 2–2 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1992–93) 33–27–10
71 W March 20, 1993 3–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1992–93) 34–27–10
72 W March 22, 1993 8–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1992–93) 35–27–10
73 L March 24, 1993 0–2 Boston Bruins (1992–93) 35–28–10
74 W March 25, 1993 6–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1992–93) 36–28–10
75 W March 28, 1993 3–1 Ottawa Senators (1992–93) 37–28–10
76 L March 30, 1993 1–4 @ Washington Capitals (1992–93) 37–29–10
77 W March 31, 1993 5–2 New Jersey Devils (1992–93) 38–29–10
78 L April 3, 1993 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1992–93) 38–30–10
79 L April 4, 1993 0–3 Boston Bruins (1992–93) 38–31–10
80 L April 6, 1993 1–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1992–93) 38–32–10
81 L April 10, 1993 5–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1992–93) 38–33–10
82 L April 11, 1993 1–3 Quebec Nordiques (1992–93) 38–34–10
83 L April 13, 1993 2–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1992–93) 38–35–10
84 L April 15, 1993 4–7 Philadelphia Flyers (1992–93) 38–36–10


I think this was one of the best seasons the Sabres have had.

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I miss Hartford...

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...So they lost 7 games in a row.
Then won 4.
Then lost 4.

Awesome.

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With a seven game losing streak to end the season and their record of 3-4-0 against Boston, one wouldn't expect them to sweep the Bruins in the first round. Although they got swept by Montreal, three of those games ended in OT and their only other loss to Montreal was also a one-goal game.

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I remember a goal Mogilny scored against the Jets that year in Buffalo. He made a move on Olausson that I had never seen before. It was incredible. I never saw him do it again though.

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I remember a goal Mogilny scored against the Jets that year in Buffalo. He made a move on Olausson that I had never seen before. It was incredible. I never saw him do it again though.
I remember that too.

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It was far from one of the best seasons the Sabres ever had. Just memorable. For the first round sweep of Boston that exorcised the playoff demons of not winning a series since 1983, but also for the exploits of Mogilny and Lafontaine together. They were the league's best combo that season and perhaps the best one the league saw post Gretzky/Nicholls that one year and pre-Lemieux/Jagr in 1995. Even since then more seasons have stood out. 1997-98 saw them make the Conf. Finals with Hasek being a superstar, 1998-99 saw them in the Finals, 2005-06 saw them break through as an offensive powerhouse that would've been in the Cup Finals had their D not gotten severely injured, 2006-07 they were tops in the league and made it to another Conf. Final. And even before '93, you've got the team that made it to within one goal of the Wales Final in '83, the team that went to the Semis in 1980 only to get thwarted by the OT-killer Islanders, the 1975 team that went to the Finals. 1992-93 was nice but had more than its share of great moments considering the Sabres record was only two games above .500.

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Muckler was trying to reinvent the image of the Sabres, who had been one of the top defensive teams in the league for years, into a fast-skating offensive minded club. They were flashier, more exciting, scored lots of goals; but when it came to the bottom line of wins and losses, they weren't any better.

The one thing I remember the most about the Sabres games I saw around this time was that they were constantly trying long cross-ice passes that seemed to backfire more often than work. For all of Housley's faults defensively, he was a gifted passer and none of the Buffalo defencemen in this era were able to replace him.


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10 W October 30, 1992 12–3 Ottawa Senators (1992–93) 6–3–1
11 T October 31, 1992 2–2 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1992–93) 6–3–2

30 W December 11, 1992 9–3 Hartford Whalers (1992–93) 12–13–5
31 T December 12, 1992 1–1 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1992–93) 12–13–6
Those results are very telling. Run up the score against a weak team in a blowout in the first game of a home-and-home, only to have that same team (with their wounded pride), salvage a tie in the second game. They scored 24 goals in those 4 games, which looks really impressive, but the reality was they only got 6 points when they should've been able to get 8.

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Muckler was trying to reinvent the image of the Sabres, who had been one of the top defensive teams in the league for years, into a fast-skating offensive minded club. They were flashier, more exciting, scored lots of goals; but when it came to the bottom line of wins and losses, they weren't any better.
Muckler and GM Gerry Meehan, like Neil Smith and the Rangers, tried to imitate Edmonton's style and brought over many players from those teams like Dave Hannan, Craig Muni, Charlie Huddy, Grant Fuhr, and Craig Simpson (even though not all of them came over for the 1992-1993 season).

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Those results are very telling. Run up the score against a weak team in a blowout in the first game of a home-and-home, only to have that same team (with their wounded pride), salvage a tie in the second game. They scored 24 goals in those 4 games, which looks really impressive, but the reality was they only got 6 points when they should've been able to get 8.
I don't know how many times I've seen that happen. A team registers a blowout for one game and lays a complete egg for the very next game. And not just in hockey but it seems more common than you think.

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