3 things we want to see from the Buffalo Sabres in Week 14

Week 14 kicks off tonight for the Buffalo Sabres, and there are several things that must happen for this team to remain consistent.

Dec 15, 2023; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Buffalo Sabres right wing JJ Peterka (77) warms up before a
Dec 15, 2023; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Buffalo Sabres right wing JJ Peterka (77) warms up before a / Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
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Jan 4, 2024; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Buffalo Sabres forward JJ Peterka (77) takes a shot on the / Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

2 - JJ Peterka ending his goalless streak would work wonders

JJ Peterka is still in a three-way tie for second place in goals scored this season among Sabres skaters alongside Rasmus Dahlin and Tage Thompson. However, it’s been 11 games since the second-year forward last found the net, and he has just two goals in the past 17 contests. 

The upside is that Peterka has created scoring chances for himself and others, as he’s often found himself skating up the wing and taking shots at the net. In those 11 games without a goal, he’s had 27 shots on net, so it’s only a matter of time before he ends this drought. However, we would ideally like to see it happen during a week when the Blue and Gold could use some additional scoring. 

If Peterka gets on a roll this week, then the Kid Line could transform into the most threatening unit that the Blue and Gold has to offer. Jack Quinn continues to play well since his return, and if Peterka can get back on track, he and Quinn will help Dylan Cozens finally find his game.