Atlantic Division Power Rankings: Where the Buffalo Sabres stand heading into Week 12 of 2023-24

The Buffalo Sabres could finally be turning the corner, but does that mean they rank highly in the Atlantic Division Power Rankings?

Dec 21, 2023; Buffalo, New York, USA;  The Buffalo Sabres celebrate a win over the Toronto Maple
Dec 21, 2023; Buffalo, New York, USA; The Buffalo Sabres celebrate a win over the Toronto Maple / Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
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Dec 22, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Montreal Canadiens goaltender Cayden Primeau (30) celebrates
Dec 22, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Montreal Canadiens goaltender Cayden Primeau (30) celebrates / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

5 - Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens continue to overachieve this season, and there comes a point when you say, “This team isn’t regressing anytime soon.” It’s always fun to see a group expected to do nothing in any given year make their season interesting, even if they are one of the Sabres division rivals. 

4 - Florida Panthers

The Florida Panthers will be contenders, but that hasn’t stopped them from struggling through some incredibly lean periods this season. Florida has won just two of their last six, and in those four losses, opponents outscored them 15-2. 

3 - Boston Bruins

I know, in a previous ranking, I claimed the Boston Bruins wouldn’t lose the No. 1 spot until another team forced them out in the standings. But no one saw them losing five of their last seven, either, and that’s where the Bruins stand. Until they get back on track, they won’t see the No. 1 ranking in the division.