Quick entry on the 2011-12 Buffalo Sabres .
First 15 Games 10-5-0 = 1.33 ppg
Next 33 Games 9-19-5 = .70 ppg From Lucic hit until All-Star Break. Ryan Miller is hurt and not on his game.
Next 25 Games 15-5-5 = 1.4 ppg With 9 games left. 2 points out of 8th place Washington.
No reason to think the Sabres can't play out at 1.4 PPG which would be 6-2-1 and good for 13 points. It would get them a season total of 91 points and should be enough to pass the Caps for 8th place. According to Sports Club Stats gives Buffalo a 66% chance of making the playoffs. Now let's hope it happens and that Pittsburgh doesn't finish 1st!