1993–94 Buffalo Sabres season

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1993–94 Buffalo Sabres
Division 4th Northeast
Conference 6th Eastern
1993–94 record 43–32–9
Home record 22–17–3
Road record 21–15–6
Goals for 282
Goals against 218
Team information
General Manager John Muckler
Coach John Muckler
Captain Pat LaFontaine
Alexander Mogilny (interim)
Arena Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Team leaders
Goals Dale Hawerchuk (35)
Assists Dale Hawerchuk (51)
Points Dale Hawerchuk (86)
Penalties in minutes Rob Ray (274)
Wins Dominik Hašek (30)
Goals against average Dominik Hašek (1.95)

The 1993–94 Buffalo Sabres season was the Sabres' 24th season in the National Hockey League. Alex Mogilny became the first European captain of an NHL team.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Regular season[edit]

In the course of the regular season, the Sabres allowed the fewest goals (218) and tied the New York Rangers for most power-play goals with 96. They also tied the Boston Bruins and the Tampa Bay Lightning for the fewest power-play goals allowed (58), had the most shutouts (9) and the best penalty-kill percentage (84.74%)[1][2]

Season standings[edit]

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 2 Pittsburgh Penguins 84 44 27 13 299 285 101
2 4 Boston Bruins 84 42 29 13 289 252 97
3 5 Montreal Canadiens 84 41 29 14 283 248 96
4 6 Buffalo Sabres 84 43 32 9 282 218 95
5 11 Quebec Nordiques 84 34 42 8 277 292 76
6 13 Hartford Whalers 84 27 48 9 227 288 63
7 14 Ottawa Senators 84 14 61 9 201 397 37

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Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 7, 1993 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1993–94) 1–0–0
2 L October 9, 1993 4–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 1–1–0
3 L October 10, 1993 2–3 Hartford Whalers (1993–94) 1–2–0
4 L October 12, 1993 3–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1993–94) 1–3–0
5 L October 15, 1993 2–5 New York Rangers (1993–94) 1–4–0
6 L October 16, 1993 3–4 @ Washington Capitals (1993–94) 1–5–0
7 L October 18, 1993 4–6 Detroit Red Wings (1993–94) 1–6–0
8 L October 22, 1993 2–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 1–7–0
9 T October 23, 1993 3–3 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1993–94) 1–7–1
10 W October 27, 1993 5–3 @ Calgary Flames (1993–94) 2–7–1
11 W October 29, 1993 6–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1993–94) 3–7–1
12 W October 30, 1993 6–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1993–94) 4–7–1
13 L November 3, 1993 2–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 4–8–1
14 L November 7, 1993 3–4 Boston Bruins (1993–94) 4–9–1
15 L November 10, 1993 3–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1993–94) 4–10–1
16 W November 13, 1993 7–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1993–94) 5–10–1
17 L November 17, 1993 0–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1993–94) 5–11–1
18 W November 19, 1993 6–0 Winnipeg Jets (1993–94) 6–11–1
19 W November 21, 1993 6–5 San Jose Sharks (1993–94) 7–11–1
20 W November 22, 1993 5–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1993–94) 8–11–1
21 L November 24, 1993 3–5 New Jersey Devils (1993–94) 8–12–1
22 W November 26, 1993 5–2 Ottawa Senators (1993–94) 9–12–1
23 T November 27, 1993 2–2 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 9–12–2
24 W November 29, 1993 3–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1993–94) 10–12–2
25 W December 1, 1993 3–0 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1993–94) 11–12–2
26 L December 2, 1993 1–2 OT @ Florida Panthers (1993–94) 11–13–2
27 W December 5, 1993 3–1 Boston Bruins (1993–94) 12–13–2
28 W December 8, 1993 3–1 @ Ottawa Senators (1993–94) 13–13–2
29 W December 10, 1993 6–2 Calgary Flames (1993–94) 14–13–2
30 W December 11, 1993 3–0 @ Hartford Whalers (1993–94) 15–13–2
31 L December 13, 1993 0–2 @ New York Rangers (1993–94) 15–14–2
32 L December 16, 1993 1–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 15–15–2
33 W December 17, 1993 2–0 Los Angeles Kings (1993–94) 16–15–2
34 T December 19, 1993 3–3 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (1993–94) 16–15–3
35 W December 23, 1993 5–0 Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 17–15–3
36 L December 26, 1993 3–4 OT @ New York Islanders (1993–94) 17–16–3
37 L December 27, 1993 0–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1993–94) 17–17–3
38 W December 31, 1993 4–1 New York Rangers (1993–94) 18–17–3
39 T January 2, 1994 3–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1993–94) 18–17–4
40 L January 7, 1994 3–4 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 18–18–4
41 W January 9, 1994 5–3 Vancouver Canucks (1993–94) 19–18–4
42 W January 11, 1994 5–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1993–94) 20–18–4
43 L January 12, 1994 2–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1993–94) 20–19–4
44 L January 15, 1994 1–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1993–94) 20–20–4
45 W January 16, 1994 4–2 @ Dallas Stars (1993–94) 21–20–4
46 T January 19, 1994 1–1 OT Edmonton Oilers (1993–94) 21–20–5
47 L January 24, 1994 0–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1993–94) 21–21–5
48 W January 27, 1994 7–2 Washington Capitals (1993–94) 22–21–5
49 W January 29, 1994 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 23–21–5
50 L January 30, 1994 2–3 Florida Panthers (1993–94) 23–22–5
51 W February 2, 1994 3–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1993–94) 24–22–5
52 W February 4, 1994 7–2 @ Florida Panthers (1993–94) 25–22–5
53 W February 6, 1994 4–1 New York Islanders (1993–94) 26–22–5
54 L February 8, 1994 1–3 @ New York Islanders (1993–94) 26–23–5
55 T February 10, 1994 3–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1993–94) 26–23–6
56 W February 11, 1994 5–1 Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 27–23–6
57 L February 13, 1994 3–5 Dallas Stars (1993–94) 27–24–6
58 W February 16, 1994 5–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1993–94) 28–24–6
59 W February 18, 1994 4–1 Florida Panthers (1993–94) 29–24–6
60 T February 20, 1994 3–3 OT @ Washington Capitals (1993–94) 29–24–7
61 W February 21, 1994 2–1 Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 30–24–7
62 W February 23, 1994 4–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993–94) 31–24–7
63 L February 25, 1994 1–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1993–94) 31–25–7
64 L February 26, 1994 3–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 31–26–7
65 W March 2, 1994 7–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1993–94) 32–26–7
66 W March 4, 1994 2–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1993–94) 33–26–7
67 W March 6, 1994 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1993–94) 34–26–7
68 T March 8, 1994 4–4 OT @ San Jose Sharks (1993–94) 34–26–8
69 W March 9, 1994 3–0 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993–94) 35–26–8
70 W March 12, 1994 5–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1993–94) 36–26–8
71 L March 17, 1994 1–6 New Jersey Devils (1993–94) 36–27–8
72 T March 18, 1994 2–2 OT @ New York Islanders (1993–94) 36–27–9
73 W March 20, 1994 6–2 Ottawa Senators (1993–94) 37–27–9
74 L March 23, 1994 2–3 St. Louis Blues (1993–94) 37–28–9
75 W March 25, 1994 6–3 Hartford Whalers (1993–94) 38–28–9
76 W March 27, 1994 4–1 New York Islanders (1993–94) 39–28–9
77 L March 30, 1994 2–3 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (1993–94) 39–29–9
78 W April 1, 1994 5–0 Boston Bruins (1993–94) 40–29–9
79 W April 2, 1994 6–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 41–29–9
80 L April 4, 1994 4–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 41–30–9
81 W April 8, 1994 1–0 Montreal Canadiens (1993–94) 42–30–9
82 W April 10, 1994 4–1 Quebec Nordiques (1993–94) 43–30–9
83 L April 12, 1994 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1993–94) 43–31–9
84 L April 14, 1994 2–3 Washington Capitals (1993–94) 43–32–9

Player statistics[edit]

Forwards[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM

Defencemen[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM

Goaltending[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA

Playoffs[edit]

1994 Stanley Cup playoffs On April 27, 1994, the Sabres played the New Jersey Devils in a classic playoff game when the Sabres outlasted the Devils 1-0 in a quadruple-overtime affair that required 70 saves from Hasek. Martin Brodeur, the Devils goalie went toe to toe with Dominik Hašek.[4]

(3) New Jersey Devils vs. (6) Buffalo Sabres[edit]

New Jersey won series 4-3


Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1994.html
  2. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/BUF/1994.html
  3. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy; et al., eds. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 154. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  4. ^ http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Detroit/2008/06/09/5824491-cp.html
  5. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 237, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, ISBN 0-920445-98-5