Hopefully by now everyone has gotten over their New Years Day hangovers. Have you settled on a resolution yet? Have you already failed at that resolution? For the Buffalo Sabres – the hangover has to be over as they play the Minnesota Wild tonight looking for their first win of 2
014 and preventing another losing streak from starting. Consistently winning is the resolution for the Sabres, but driving for the number one draft selection should not be overlooked.
Buffalo is 7-6-0 against the Wild all time. In their last ten games between the clubs they are 5-5. Buffalo has the luck of the draw in Minnesota however, as their last six trips to the home of the Wild have ended in a Sabres win five of those six times.
The Sabres have played all time on this day a total of 14 times. They are a combined 6-3-5 on January 2. Can they make it 7 wins on the second of January in the shadow of the Winter Classic?
Miroslav Satan makes the news on this date in Buffalo Sabres history – extending his goal streak to eight games with the game winning goal against the Calgary Flames. Satan ended his NHL career with 1,050 games and scored 363 goals.
The Flames succumbed to the Buffalo Sabres 7-1 on January 2, 1999.