With two games remaining this week, the Sabres will close out their first 20-game segment under first-year head coach Phil Housley.
After a winless-in-five start (0-4-1), the most recent games have produced a record of 5-5-3.
How different would it feel if they had secured a point or more from:
-A 3-2 loss versus San Jose at home, in which they led 2-1 after 39 minutes?
-A 1-1- game versus Florida at home after 40 minutes?
Or two points from:
-A winnable game in Montreal, in which they led going into the third period.
-A winnable game in Pittsburgh, in which they led going into the third period.
Four more points seems reasonable.
Six more points would have been ideal.