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1970-1971 Buffalo Sabres: 24-39-15
Next Season Home record: 16-13-10 (119 goals scored, 123 allowed) Road record: 8-26-5 (98 goals scored, 168 allowed) Head Coach: Punch Imlach Power Play: 56/298 (18.8%) Penalty Killing: 246/302 (81.5%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 5-12 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 156-223 217 goals scored (10th of 14 teams), 291 goals allowed (10th), 1188 PIM (4th) NHL Averages: 3.12 goals/game (243.5 goals/team), 1084.1 PIM/team Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 11 Gilbert Perreault 6'1 180 20 78 38 34 72 19 14 0 105 48 97 1 210 18.1 -39 C 10 Phil Goyette 5'11 170 37 60 15 46 61 6 9 0 75 39 53 2 119 12.6 -15 C 15 Gerry Meehan 6'2 200 24 77 24 31 55 8 5 0 67 12 67 0 163 14.7 -12 LW 22 Don Marshall 5'10 160 38 62 20 29 49 6 9 0 77 39 53 2 112 17.9 -13 LW 23 Eddie Shack 6'1 200 33 56 25 17 42 93 10 0 69 34 65 1 192 13.0 -29 RW 19 Steve Atkinson 5'11 170 22 57 20 18 38 12 0 1 55 8 48 2 126 15.9 +1 RW 21 Paul Andrea 5'10 174 29 47 11 21 32 4 2 0 55 31 40 0 99 11.1 -16 D 6 Al Hamilton 6'1 195 24 69 2 28 30 71 0 0 81 13 114 23 98 2.0 -23 LW 26 Larry Keenan 5'11 175 30 51 7 20 27 6 3 0 41 9 44 2 67 10.4 -10 D 5 Doug Barrie 5'9 175 24 75 4 23 27 168 0 0 82 7 117 23 128 3.1 -19 RW 16 Ron Anderson 6'0 170 25 74 14 12 26 44 0 1 38 1 70 22 139 10.1 -11 LW 20 Dick Duff 5'9 166 34 53 7 13 20 12 0 0 36 2 50 0 67 10.4 -16 RW 17 Floyd Smith 5'10 180 35 77 6 11 17 46 0 2 32 5 65 26 80 7.5 -12 D/LW 9 Reg Fleming 5'8 170 34 78 6 10 16 159 0 0 21 3 50 24 54 11.1 -8 RW 7 Cliff Schmautz 5'10 165 31 26 5 7 12 10 2 0 19 11 19 0 44 11.4 -11 D 2 Jim Watson 6'2 186 27 78 2 9 11 147 0 0 75 3 122 22 114 1.8 -28 C 12 Skip Krake 5'11 170 27 74 4 5 9 68 1 0 15 1 58 23 64 6.2 -21 RW 18 Kevin O'Shea 6'2 205 23 41 4 4 8 8 0 1 13 1 23 0 33 12.1 -11 D 3 Tracy Pratt 6'2 195 27 76 1 7 8 179 0 0 64 2 102 23 34 2.9 -17 D 24 Jean-Guy Talbot 5'11 170 38 57 0 7 7 36 0 0 41 2 73 14 41 0.0 -20 C 14 Randy Wyrozub 5'11 180 20 16 2 2 4 6 1 0 4 1 12 0 22 9.1 -9 D 19 Francois Lacombe 5'10 185 22 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0.0 -2 G 28 Dave Dryden 6'1 186 29 10 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 8 Bill Inglis 5'9 160 27 14 0 1 1 4 0 0 1 1 5 1 9 0.0 -4 G 30 Joe Daley 5'10 170 27 38 0 1 1 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 19 Brian Perry 5'11 180 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 D 28 Terry Ball 5'9 160 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 D 21 Jean-Guy Lagace 5'10 185 25 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 0.0 0 D 23 Paul Terbenche 5'10 170 25 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0.0 -3 LW 24 Butch Deadmarsh 5'11 186 20 10 0 0 0 9 0 0 1 1 3 0 7 0.0 -3 C 20 Brian McDonald 5'11 190 25 12 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 0 8 0 15 0.0 -8 D 4 Mike McMahon 5'11 180 29 12 0 0 0 4 0 0 5 3 14 4 20 0.0 -8 D 25 Hap Myers 5'11 195 23 13 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 14 3 14 0.0 -11 G 1 Roger Crozier 5'8 165 28 44 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
Skater data: GP: Games played; G: Goals scored; A: Assists; Pts: Total points; PIM: Penalties in minutes; PP: Power play goals; SH: Shorthanded goals; TGF: Total goals on ice for; PGF: Power play goals on ice for; TGA: Total goals on ice against; PGA: Power play goals on ice against; S: Shots taken; S%: Shooting percentage
Pos  #  Goalie              Age   GP   Min   GA   GAA   W   L   T  Sht    Pct  EN  SO
G   28  Dave Dryden          29   10   408   22  3.24   3   3   0  229   .904   2   1
G    1  Roger Crozier        28   44  2198  135  3.69   9  20   7 1343   .899   1   1
G   30  Joe Daley            27   38  2074  129  3.73  12  16   8 1238   .896   2   1
Goalie data: GP: Games played; Min: Minutes played; GA: Goals allowed; GAA: Goals allowed per 60 minutes; W: Wins; L: Losses; T: Ties; Sht: Shots faced; Pct: Save percentage; EN: Empty net goals allowed; SO: Shutouts
1970 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team
  1    1  C    Gilbert Perreault       1191          Montreal Junior Canadiens (OHA)    
  2   15  LW   Butch Deadmarsh          137    255   Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)         
  3   29  D    Steve Cuddie                    221   Toronto Marlboros (OHA)            
  4   43  C    Randy Wyrozub            100     55   Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)          
  5   57  RW   Mike Morton                           Shawinigan Bruins (QMJHL)          
  6   71  D    Mike Keeler                       1   Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)         
  7   84  G    Tim Regan                             Boston University (NCAA)           
  8   97  C    Doug Rombough            150          St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)   
  9  107  C    Luc Nadeau                            Drummondville Rangers (QMJHL)      

Traded draft picks:


Transactions
06-1970purchased Ted Hogdson from Rangers
06-09-1970claimed Cliff Schmautz from Portland (WHL) in inter-league draft
06-09-1970claimed Kevin O'Shea from San Diego (WHL) in inter-league draft
06-09-1970claimed Brian McDonald from Black Hawks in intra-league draft
06-09-1970claimed Joe Daley on waivers from Penguins
06-09-1970claimed Harold Myers from Red Wings in intra-league draft
06-09-1970claimed Billy Inglis from Canadiens in intra-league draft
06-10-1970traded Tom Webster to Red Wings for Roger Crozier
08-31-1970purchased Floyd Smith from Maple Leafs
08-31-1970purchased Brent Imlach from Maple Leafs
09-1970signed Murray Kuntz as a free agent
10-1970sold Howie Menard to Golden Seals
10-1970loaned Gary Edwards to Blues
10-02-1970traded Craig Cameron to Blues for Ron Anderson
10-09-1970purchased Dave Dryden from Penguins
10-19-1970claimed Bill Sutherland on waivers from Flyers
10-19-1970sold Bill Sutherland to Blues
11-01-1970claimed Steve Atkinson on waivers from Blues
11-03-1970claimed Bob Baun on waivers from Red Wings
11-04-1970claimed Paul Andrea on waivers from Golden Seals
11-04-1970traded Bob Baun to Blues for Jean-Guy Talbot and Larry Keenan
11-25-1970traded Mike McMahon to Kings for Dick Duff and Eddie Shack
12-28-1970Flyers claimed Cliff Schmautz on waivers
01-24-1971traded Jean-Guy Legace to Penguins for Terry Ball
05-25-1971traded Joe Daley to Red Wings for Don Luce and Mike Robitaille
06-07-1971Providence (AHL) claimed Brian Perry in reverse draft
06-08-1971Kings claimed Gary Edwards in intra-league draft
06-08-1971claimed Hugh Harris from Canadiens in intra-league draft
06-08-1971claimed Tom Miller from Red Wings in intra-league draft
06-08-1971claimed Ken Murray from Maple Leafs in intra-league draft
06-08-1971claimed Rod Zaine from Penguins in intra-league draft
06-08-1971claimed Ray McKay from Black Hawks in intra-league draft
06-08-1971claimed Danny Lawson from North Stars in intra-league draft
06-08-1971Maple Leafs claimed Donnie Marshall in intra-league draft
06-08-1971claimed Rene Robert from Maple Leafs in intra-league draft
06-08-1971Penguins claimed Rene Robert in intra-league draft
07-1971Jean-Guy Talbot retired
08-1971signed John Gould as a free agent
09-1971signed Rick Dudley as a free agent
09-29-1971signed Gary Bromley as a free agent

Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/10/1970   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   2-1     1-0-0
10/14/1970   at New York Rangers          L   0-3     1-1-0
10/15/1970   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   0-3     1-2-0
10/17/1970   at St. Louis Blues           L   1-4     1-3-0
10/18/1970   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   1-1     1-3-1
10/22/1970   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-4     1-4-1
10/23/1970   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   4-3     2-4-1
10/25/1970   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   0-4     2-5-1
10/27/1970   at Vancouver Canucks         L   2-7     2-6-1
10/30/1970   at California Golden Seals   L   1-6     2-7-1
11/01/1970   at Los Angeles Kings         L   2-4     2-8-1
11/05/1970   vs Vancouver Canucks         L   1-4     2-9-1
11/07/1970   at Montreal Canadiens        L  2-11     2-10-1
11/08/1970   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   1-3     2-11-1
11/13/1970   vs California Golden Seals   W   4-2     3-11-1
11/15/1970   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   2-2     3-11-2
11/18/1970   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   7-2     4-11-2
11/21/1970   at Minnesota North Stars     L   0-3     4-12-2
11/25/1970   at Pittsburgh Penguins       T   4-4     4-12-3
11/26/1970   vs New York Rangers          T   2-2     4-12-4
11/29/1970   vs California Golden Seals   L   1-2     4-13-4
12/03/1970   vs Boston Bruins             T   4-4     4-13-5
12/06/1970   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   1-0     5-13-5
12/09/1970   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-6     5-14-5
12/10/1970   at Boston Bruins             L   2-8     5-15-5
12/12/1970   at Detroit Red Wings         L   3-5     5-16-5
12/13/1970   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   0-4     5-17-5
12/16/1970   at New York Rangers          L   0-4     5-18-5
12/17/1970   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   4-3     6-18-5
12/19/1970   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   0-2     6-19-5
12/20/1970   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-4     6-20-5
12/22/1970   vs New York Rangers          L   2-7     6-21-5
12/26/1970   at Montreal Canadiens        T   4-4     6-21-6
12/27/1970   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   5-2     7-21-6
01/01/1971   vs Boston Bruins             L   4-9     7-22-6
01/03/1971   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   3-5     7-23-6
01/07/1971   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   7-4     8-23-6
01/09/1971   at Detroit Red Wings         L   2-3     8-24-6
01/10/1971   vs Los Angeles Kings         T   2-2     8-24-7
01/13/1971   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-4     8-25-7
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/14/1971   vs St. Louis Blues           W   2-1     9-25-7
01/16/1971   at Minnesota North Stars     W   4-3     10-25-7
01/17/1971   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   4-4     10-25-8
01/21/1971   vs New York Rangers          T   5-5     10-25-9
01/23/1971   at St. Louis Blues           L   1-7     10-26-9
01/24/1971   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   6-4     11-26-9
01/27/1971   at Los Angeles Kings         T   3-3     11-26-10
01/29/1971   at California Golden Seals   W   4-2     12-26-10
01/31/1971   at Vancouver Canucks         W   6-1     13-26-10
02/04/1971   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   5-2     14-26-10
02/06/1971   at Boston Bruins             L   3-4     14-27-10
02/07/1971   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   3-4     14-28-10
02/09/1971   at Vancouver Canucks         L   3-6     14-29-10
02/10/1971   at California Golden Seals   L   1-5     14-30-10
02/12/1971   vs California Golden Seals   W   3-0     15-30-10
02/14/1971   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   3-2     16-30-10
02/17/1971   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-5     16-31-10
02/18/1971   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   6-6     16-31-11
02/20/1971   at Detroit Red Wings         L   5-6     16-32-11
02/21/1971   vs St. Louis Blues           L   1-3     16-33-11
02/23/1971   vs Boston Bruins             L   3-6     16-34-11
02/25/1971   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-3     16-35-11
02/27/1971   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   0-2     16-36-11
02/28/1971   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   5-2     17-36-11
03/03/1971   at Los Angeles Kings         T   3-3     17-36-12
03/05/1971   vs Chicago Black Hawks       T   2-2     17-36-13
03/07/1971   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   6-3     18-36-13
03/13/1971   at St. Louis Blues           L   0-9     18-37-13
03/14/1971   at Minnesota North Stars     W   5-0     19-37-13
03/18/1971   vs St. Louis Blues           W   5-3     20-37-13
03/20/1971   at Montreal Canadiens        L   2-5     20-38-13
03/21/1971   at Boston Bruins             W   7-5     21-38-13
03/23/1971   at New York Rangers          L   2-7     21-39-13
03/26/1971   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   3-1     22-39-13
03/28/1971   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   4-2     23-39-13
03/31/1971   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   6-4     24-39-13
04/01/1971   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   3-3     24-39-14
04/04/1971   at Philadelphia Flyers       T   3-3     24-39-15

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