After an 0-2-0 start, the Buffalo Sabres have won three of their last five. Where did they place in the latest Atlantic Division power rankings?
The Buffalo Sabres looked better across the last week-and-a-half, and last night, they once again showed us that their fun, high-scoring identity was still in there. Tuesday night’s win over the Ottawa Senators was something to build on, even if defensively, they still need to learn how to shut down opponents late.
So did their recent performances move them up in the power rankings, or did they stay even-keel, or even move down a spot? Keep reading to see where the Blue and Gold landed this week, and where some of their most heated rivals are residing in this latest edition of the 2023-24 Atlantic Division Power Rankings.
Are the Buffalo Sabres rising in this week’s power rankings?
8 – Ottawa Senators
Last night, the Sabres earned their third win of the year over the Senators, placing one of the Atlantic’s better scoring teams in the eighth spot. Currently, the Sens are riding a two-game losing streak, but they do have the struggling New York Islanders on the table next.
7 – Buffalo Sabres
The Sabres still have some issues to work out, but after dropping both games in Week 1, they have won three games since. However, things don’t get much easier toward the end of the week with the New Jersey Devils and the Colorado Avalanche coming up next.
6 – Montreal Canadiens
The Montreal Canadiens rode a two-game winning streak before they lost big to the Devils. As a young hockey team that many aren’t giving much of a chance to, look for Montreal to play like a team with little to lose this season.