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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 45 Quebec Nordiques (199293) 010
2 W October 10, 1992 52 @ Hartford Whalers (199293) 110
3 W October 11, 1992 82 Montreal Canadiens (199293) 210
4 L October 13, 1992 56 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (199293) 220
5 W October 16, 1992 54 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (199293) 320
6 L October 17, 1992 46 @ Washington Capitals (199293) 330
7 W October 21, 1992 41 Chicago Blackhawks (199293) 430
8 W October 23, 1992 54 San Jose Sharks (199293) 530
9 T October 28, 1992 44 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (199293) 531
10 W October 30, 1992 123 Ottawa Senators (199293) 631
11 T October 31, 1992 22 OT @ Ottawa Senators (199293) 632
12 L November 2, 1992 67 OT @ New York Rangers (199293) 642
13 L November 5, 1992 57 @ San Jose Sharks (199293) 652
14 L November 7, 1992 25 @ Los Angeles Kings (199293) 662
15 W November 11, 1992 72 Boston Bruins (199293) 762
16 W November 13, 1992 82 Hartford Whalers (199293) 862
17 L November 14, 1992 57 @ New York Islanders (199293) 872
18 L November 17, 1992 24 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (199293) 882
19 L November 18, 1992 23 @ New Jersey Devils (199293) 892
20 L November 21, 1992 34 Minnesota North Stars (199293) 8102
21 T November 22, 1992 44 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (199293) 8103
22 T November 25, 1992 11 OT Quebec Nordiques (199293) 8104
23 W November 27, 1992 41 Ottawa Senators (199293) 9104
24 W November 29, 1992 52 @ Ottawa Senators (199293) 10104
25 L November 30, 1992 03 @ Montreal Canadiens (199293) 10114
26 T December 4, 1992 55 OT New York Islanders (199293) 10115
27 L December 6, 1992 37 New Jersey Devils (199293) 10125
28 L December 7, 1992 34 @ Quebec Nordiques (199293) 10135
29 W December 9, 1992 52 Boston Bruins (199293) 11135
30 W December 11, 1992 93 Hartford Whalers (199293) 12135
31 T December 12, 1992 11 OT @ Hartford Whalers (199293) 12136
32 W December 15, 1992 32 @ Boston Bruins (199293) 13136
33 L December 19, 1992 24 @ Montreal Canadiens (199293) 13146
34 W December 20, 1992 54 Toronto Maple Leafs (199293) 14146
35 W December 23, 1992 41 Washington Capitals (199293) 15146
36 L December 27, 1992 24 Pittsburgh Penguins (199293) 15156
37 W December 31, 1992 116 New York Rangers (199293) 16156
38 W January 2, 1993 72 @ Ottawa Senators (199293) 17156
39 W January 3, 1993 65 OT St. Louis Blues (199293) 18156
40 W January 6, 1993 31 @ Hartford Whalers (199293) 19156
41 W January 8, 1993 65 New York Islanders (199293) 20156
42 W January 10, 1993 53 Calgary Flames (199293) 21156
43 L January 12, 1993 25 @ Boston Bruins (199293) 21166
44 L January 15, 1993 14 @ Vancouver Canucks (199293) 21176
45 L January 17, 1993 23 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (199293) 21186
46 W January 19, 1993 32 OT @ Calgary Flames (199293) 22186
47 W January 22, 1993 62 Quebec Nordiques (199293) 23186
48 L January 23, 1993 34 @ Quebec Nordiques (199293) 23196
49 W January 26, 1993 43 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (199293) 24196
50 W January 27, 1993 43 Washington Capitals (199293) 25196
51 W January 29, 1993 64 New York Rangers (199293) 26196
52 L January 31, 1993 45 OT Edmonton Oilers (199293) 26206
53 W February 3, 1993 32 Hartford Whalers (199293) 27206
54 L February 8, 1993 24 @ Ottawa Senators (199293) 27216
55 W February 10, 1993 62 @ Winnipeg Jets (199293) 28216
56 L February 12, 1993 13 Vancouver Canucks (199293) 28226
57 W February 14, 1993 74 Pittsburgh Penguins (199293) 29226
58 W February 17, 1993 53 @ Hartford Whalers (199293) 30226
59 T February 19, 1993 33 OT @ New Jersey Devils (199293) 30227
60 W February 24, 1993 107 Detroit Red Wings (199293) 31227
61 L February 26, 1993 46 Montreal Canadiens (199293) 31237
62 L February 27, 1993 48 @ Montreal Canadiens (199293) 31247
63 L March 1, 1993 25 Vancouver Canucks (199293) 31257
64 T March 3, 1993 22 OT @ New York Rangers (199293) 31258
65 L March 5, 1993 24 Hartford Whalers (199293) 31268
66 W March 7, 1993 21 Winnipeg Jets (199293) 32268
67 W March 10, 1993 74 @ Quebec Nordiques (199293) 33268
68 T March 13, 1993 33 OT @ Hartford Whalers (199293) 33269
69 L March 15, 1993 24 Los Angeles Kings (199293) 33279
70 T March 16, 1993 22 OT @ St. Louis Blues (199293) 332710
71 W March 20, 1993 31 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (199293) 342710
72 W March 22, 1993 83 @ Montreal Canadiens (199293) 352710
73 L March 24, 1993 02 Boston Bruins (199293) 352810
74 W March 25, 1993 64 @ Chicago Blackhawks (199293) 362810
75 W March 28, 1993 31 Ottawa Senators (199293) 372810
76 L March 30, 1993 14 @ Washington Capitals (199293) 372910
77 W March 31, 1993 52 New Jersey Devils (199293) 382910
78 L April 3, 1993 23 @ Boston Bruins (199293) 383010
79 L April 4, 1993 03 Boston Bruins (199293) 383110
80 L April 6, 1993 13 @ Minnesota North Stars (199293) 383210
81 L April 10, 1993 56 @ Detroit Red Wings (199293) 383310
82 L April 11, 1993 13 Quebec Nordiques (199293) 383410
83 L April 13, 1993 23 OT Montreal Canadiens (199293) 383510
84 L April 15, 1993 47 Philadelphia Flyers (199293) 383610


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 123 Ottawa Senators (199293) 631
11 T October 31, 1992 22 OT @ Ottawa Senators (199293) 632

30 W December 11, 1992 93 Hartford Whalers (199293) 12135
31 T December 12, 1992 11 OT @ Hartford Whalers (199293) 12136
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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