Top Five Moments of the Buffalo Sabres’ Season So Far

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Jan 6, 2015; Newark, NJ, USA; The Buffalo Sabres celebrate a goal by Buffalo Sabres center Mikhail Grigorenko (25) on New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider (35) during the second period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

For Buffalo Sabres fans – or anyone who follows the National Hockey League – it’s easy enough to point out the negative spins of the Buffalo Sabres’ season so far.

With the season more than half finished, the team sits at 30th in the NHL and is on an 11-game losing streak. Anyone can look at the standings and statistics and point out this negative number, or that one.

The struggle is real, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any positive moments to reflect back on.

During this NHL All-Star break, let’s take a look back at what’s happened since October, and five of the best moments of the Buffalo Sabres 2014-2015 NHL season to date.

Of course, there are plenty of moments that didn’t quite make my top-five cut, including Philip Varone‘s first multiple-goal game of his NHL career, or the off-ice moments of Zemgus Girgensons being named a starter for the NHL All-Star Game after a rally from his hometown fans in Latvia to ensure him a spot at the game.

My point is this: it’s super easy to focus on the negatives, but if just for a moment, let’s switch things up and think about some of the more positive moments that the Buffalo Sabres have seen so far in the 2014-2015 NHL season.

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