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LINDY RUFF REACHES NHL MILESTONE

Friday, 11.02.2007 / 1:55 PM / News
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LINDY RUFF REACHES NHL MILESTONE
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff reaches an NHL milestone tonight by coaching in his 750th NHL game. Ruff becomes the 31st coach in NHL history to reach the 750-game milestone, and is ninth on the list of games coached for one team, with all 750 coming in Buffalo. Ruff is also among nine active coaches who have reached the 750-game milestone.
 
The top five all-time leaders in games coached are: former Sabres coach Scotty Bowman, 2141; Al Arbour, 1606; Dick Irvin, 1449; Pat Quinn, 1318 and Mike Keenan, 1235.
 
Currently the longest-tenured coach in the NHL, this is Ruff’s 11th year with the Sabres after being hired as the 15th head coach in team history on July 21, 1997. Ruff has compiled a record of 363-294-92 and with his 363 he’s wins tops among all NHL coaches with their current team. Ruff is also eighth overall among active coaches in wins, and 40th all-time in NHL career wins.
 
Ruff, the all-time winningest coach in Sabres' history, has a .591 playoff winning percentage and is the Sabres' all-time leader in playoff games coached (88), and wins (52), surpassing Scotty Bowman's mark of 18 wins (set over five seasons). 
 
Ruff and Sabres GM Darcy Regier also form the longest-tenured GM/head coach tandem among the four major professional team sports. Both Regier and Ruff joined the Sabres organization in 1997. During their tenure the Sabres have advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals four times in the past 10 seasons, joining Colorado (5) and Detroit (4) as the only teams with four or more Conference Finals appearances since 1997. 

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82