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Today In Buffalo Sabres History December 29

Offense seems to be the word of the day, even in the annals of Buffalo Sabres history.  Today’s opponent is the Washington Capitals who have the offensive one

two punch of Niklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin.

Washington will be looking to make history themselves tonight as the Sabres are looking to snap a three game losing streak to the Caps.  They have never lost four in a row to Washington.

Buffalo has played 19 games all time on this day in history, and have a less than impressive record of 6-9-4.

One of those six wins came against the Quebec Nordiques on this day in 1984.  The Sabres offense combined for eight goals in that game as the Sabres beat the Nordiques 8-5.   The offensive spark was jump started by three goals scored in a span of just five minutes and twenty-one seconds in the second period.  Those three goals were scored by Real Cloutier.

Cloutier’s tenure started in Buffalo when he was traded by the Quebec Nordiques to the Sabres.  He only spent the one season in Buffalo as he clashed with Sabres head coach Scotty Bowman.  Cloutier was sent to the minors after just one season with the Sabres in which he scored 24 goals and 36 assists.  He would retire from hockey at 28 years old.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres History Real Cloutier Scotty Bowman

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