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New York Islanders Low In Eastern Conference Power Ranking

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 16: Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders reacts in the third period during a 4-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils at Barclays Center on January 16, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 16: Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders reacts in the third period during a 4-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils at Barclays Center on January 16, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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Buffalo Sabres

It hasn’t been the most successful of years for the Buffalo Sabres. They have the second-fewest points in the entire league and the fewest in the Eastern Conference with 51 points.

A big part of their issue is scoring. The Sabres have scored the fewest goals in the conference by a wide margin. Their 154 goals for is still 13 behind Montreal.

Jack Eichel is their leading scorer with 53 points to his name. The former second overall pick has been extremely effective with just one issue, an injury.He hasn’t played since February 10 against Boston. They’ve won just four games since then.

At the deadline, they moved their third-leading scorer and highest scoring winger in Evander Kane. The Sabres will receive a first-round pick if Kane re-signs with San Jose, but if he doesn’t, it will be a second.

In addition to having a weak offense, especially after moving Kane, their defense isn’t too hot either. The Sabres have allowed the third most goals in the conference.

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With 211 goals allowed, they have a -57 goal differential which is the most significant differential in the East. The team doesn’t score and lets in far too many goals which is a recipe for disaster. They’re the clearcut bottom team in the conference.

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