How the Sabres fared against the Atlantic Division: Part three

Feb 21, 2024; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens forward Cole Caufield (22) plays the puck
Feb 21, 2024; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens forward Cole Caufield (22) plays the puck / Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

To conclude the "How the Sabres fared against the Atlantic Division" series, we take a deeper dive into Buffalo's meetings against the Ottawa Senators, Detroit and Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens.

Ottawa Senators: 2-2-0

Starting off with Ottawa, Buffalo split their four game season series against the Senators. Towards the end of October, the Sabres won the first meeting on home ice with a 6-4 victory. Ottawa would get the victory on New Year's Eve in their barn as they won that game 5-1. Less than two weeks later, the Sabres got a 5-3 victory in Ottawa before suffering a brutal loss on home ice as they lost to the Senators 6-2, that game had Buffalo losing 5-0 in the first period.

Detroit Red Wings: 1-3-0

After sweeping the Red Wings in their season series last year, it was Detroit's year in terms of success against Buffalo. Back in December, the Red Wings won the first game 5-3 in Buffalo. Both teams didn't see each other for three months and they were also in the middle of a playoff race. They would have two games against each other in four days in the month of March.

The first meeting was in Buffalo and the Sabres won in a scoring explosion as they emerged victorious with a 7-3 victory. Unfortunately for Buffalo, that would be the only game they would beat Detroit as the Red Wings took the last two games in Motown.

Montreal Canadiens: 2-1-1

Lastly, we got the Montreal Canadiens. In four games played between Montreal and Buffalo, the Sabres won the season series. In the first game which took place in KeyBank Center, the Habs won that matchup 3-1. Their second meeting took place in Buffalo as the Sabres fell 3-2 in the shootout after trailing 2-0.

The Canadiens won both meetings in Buffalo, so it's only ironic that the Sabres won the last two games in Montreal to conclude the four games set between the teams.

Overall record: 11-13-3

Between Ottawa, Detroit and Montreal, the Sabres went 5-6-4 and overall against their Atlantic foes; they were 11-13-3.