The Buffalo Sabres, or members of its famed organization, don’t hold too many National Hockey League records, and because of a hot Western Conference team – two of those records are in jeopardy.
The Chicago Blackhawks have stormed out of the gate of the shortened season to start with a 6-0 mark. They are the only remaining undeafeated team, and are poised to challenge to NHL records set by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2006-2007 seasons.
In that season, the Buffalo Sabres started with a perfect 10-0 record. It was the lowly Atlanta Thrashers that stopped the Buffalo Sabres from continuing that pace back in 2006. That record tied the Toronto Maple Leafs who started 10-0 in 1992-1993.
The Chicago Blackhawks already own the best at home streak to start the season, with 11 wins set in 1962-1963. The current edition of the Blackhawks have played at home just twice, so have 9 contests to go to try and tie that record. 2006-2007 saw the Buffalo Sabres home mark end at 4 – with the Atlanta Thrashers game coming as their fifth home game of the season. The home run, and season streak run was stopped on October 28th, 2006.
Also set in 2006-2007 was the NHL mark for most road wins to start the season; which the Buffalo Sabres also set at 10 games in a row. The Ottawa Senators ended the away winning streak in November, on the 18th, 20 games into the regular season. This year the Chicago Blackhawks are already 4-0 away from Chicago, and are just six games away from that marker.
If Chicago were to break those records this year, the only remaining league record the Buffalo Sabres would hold is most penalty minutes in a season, set in the 1992-1993 season by the Blue and Gold at 2,713.