Top Five Moments of the Buffalo Sabres’ Season So Far

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Dec 29, 2014; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators center

David Legwand

(17) faces-off against Buffalo Sabres center

Brian Flynn

(65) in the first period at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

2. A Four-Game Winning Streak

From December 9 until December 15, life with the Buffalo Sabres was absolutely outstanding.

That stretch saw the Buffalo Sabres win four consecutive games, beating the Los Angeles Kings, Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers and Ottawa Senators. The 13-16-2 Sabres had also won 10 of their last 13 games. All four of the games in that stretch were played on home ice, too.

In addition, the team had a six-game home winning streak going, the longest such streak since January 17 – February 15, 2007 – the year of the President’s Trophy-winning Buffalo Sabres.

That four-game streak saw the Sabres shut out the Stanley Cup Champions by a score of 1-0 thanks to a power-play goal by Tyler Ennis. The team then defeated Calgary by a score of 4-3, despite being outshot by more than a 2-to-1 margin.

The Sabres followed that up with an overtime victory over the Panthers and a shootout win over the Senators to make it four wins in a row. Stellar.

Marcus Foligno scored in three consecutive games, Jhonas Enroth had his first shutout of the 2014-2015 NHL season, and things were looking up for an otherwise struggling Buffalo Sabres team. It was the turn of a corner, a high mark in the season, and a time we can look back on now.

Next: Ennis' Highlight-Reel Goal