When was the last time the Buffalo Sabres won consecutive games at home?

Tomorrow, the Buffalo Sabres will play the Chicago Blackhawks, looking for their first back-to-back wins at home in a long time.

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The Buffalo Sabres have struggled at home this year, and that was also the case last season when they finished 17-20-4 at KeyBank Center. They were so bad on their home ice, that even stringing together a two-game winning streak at home in consecutive games was hard to come by, and it’s something they have not yet done in 2023-24. 

Buffalo has strung together a measly two winning streaks this season, with the first occurring at home, then on the road, and in the second, both came on their opponent’s ice. So it begs the question that you see in the title of this article and paraphrased here: When did the Sabres last win consecutive games on their home ice?

Believe it or not, it came after the Blue and Gold lost a heartbreaker to the Chicago Blackhawks on January 17th, 2023, exactly one year ago today. On January 19th, the Sabres faced the New York Islanders, and won in overtime thanks to Dylan Cozens scoring the game-winning goal.

The Buffalo Sabres haven’t won consecutive games at home since January 2023

Then on January 21st, the Sabres faced and defeated the Anaheim Ducks, marking the final time they played back-to-back home games and won them both. Buffalo did string together two-game winning streaks at home after that, but they were not consecutive games, such they would earn the W at KeyBank Center, go on the road, then come back home, and win again. 

But following a win over the San Jose Sharks on Monday, they can finally put an end to yet another meager statistic. There is likely not a better chance out there that the Buffalo Sabres have than in tomorrow night's contest vs. Chicago to snag their first winning streak at home in consecutive games. 

As mentioned in an earlier piece, the Blackhawks are in a weakened situation, so the Sabres not only can win tomorrow night's game, they should win the game. But we will find out a couple of hours after the puck drops at 7:00. 

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