Race For Connor McDavid: Buffalo Sabres Remain Last


After a busy night full of NHL action with 20 teams squaring off, there was lots of movement in the Connor McDavid race for last. We’re dubbing this series the tank for #McEichel as the two top guys are quite the prize. With all the action last night the Buffalo Sabres were one of 10 teams not in action and had no opportunity to climb out of the basement.

The Carolina Hurricanes managed to loose another and remain tied point-wise with the Sabres at the bottom of the league. Edmonton moved back down to 28th, while Winnipeg moved up to 25th. Can the Sabres out-last the Oilers and Hurricanes at the bottom to land #McEichel?

Here is what the bottom 10 looks like on Wednesday October 22nd; You’ll notice the Leafs moved out with a big win over the Islanders, while Ryan Miller and the Vancouver Canucks join the bottom 10 after a blow-out loss to the Dallas Stars.

With the loss last night, the Hurricanes are now losing 80% of their points right now on pace for just 31 points. The Canucks who sit in 20th are winning 60% of their points yet still sit outside the playoff picture right now, how competitive is the NHL West?

Here is the updated Connor McDavid losing percentage chart for your viewing pleasure.

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The Buffalo Sabres will be in action tonight but they square-off against the 2nd place Anaheim Ducks for the 2nd time this season. The first round didn’t go the Sabres way, so it’s likely the Sabres remain in last after their match-up tonight. Remarkably enough the Sabres have just 1 regulation win in their last 26 games.

The good news for Sabres fans is that Connor McDavid will suit up on their ice tonight as his Erie Otters head down to Buffalo for a regular season tilt against the Niagara IceDogs. Can the Sabres stash him away in a back room or switch jersey’s with Drew Stafford?

Interesting stat, McDavid could have more goals at the First Niagara Centre after tonight then the majority of the Sabres roster this season.

Edmonton will also be in action tonight against the high scoring Washington Capitals. They’re coming off their first win of the season and are hoping to slow down Alex Ovechkin and the high scoring Capitals. Can Ben Scrivens stand tall or will the Oilers losing percentage drop from it’s current 75%?

What will the McEichel chart look like tomorrow? Tune in to find out.