Connolly chases 39 year old record

The original Buffalo Sabre, Gilbert Perrault holds many franchise records for the Buffalo Sabres.  While probably not as historic as the home run chase several years ago, die hard Sabres fans have to be watching this one. 

Buffalo Sabres forward Tim Connolly is chasing Perraults record set in 1971 of scoring at least one point in 18 games.  With his assist in the Vancouver game, is number is now at 16. 

If he scores in tonights contest, it will raise the number to 17, with a chance to tie it at home against the Bruins on Friday.  Heading out of town to face Pittsburgh after that – Connolly could break the 39 year old record in Pittsburgh. 

Connolly’s abilities were called into question when the Sabres signed him to another two year deal.  Many questioned his longevity because of injury issues.  Without missing a beat this year, Connolly is on pace to have a point a game season.  On an offense that has such wide spread scoring, Connolly’s recent surge is something to look forward to.

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