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SABRES NOMINATED AS 2007 TEAM OF YEAR

Business Award Narrowed Down to Five Teams

Friday, 03.28.2008 / 4:09 PM / News
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SABRES NOMINATED AS 2007 TEAM OF YEAR
The Buffalo Sabres were named today as one of five nominees in the category of “Professional Sports Team of the Year” in the inaugural Sports Business Awards presented by Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily. The awards recognize excellence and achievement in the business of sport for the calendar year 2007.

The other four nominees are the Boston Red Sox (MLB), Phoenix Suns (NBA), Toronto FC (MLS) and Hendrick Motorsports (NASCAR).

The Buffalo Sabres played in front of 41 sold-out crowds at HSBC Arena in 2006-07, finished first overall in the NHL, and captured the first ever Presidents Trophy in franchise history. They ended the season with a league-best 53 wins and 308 goals scored, making them the only team to top the 300-goal plateau. Buffalo advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the second consecutive season and fourth time in the past 10 seasons, joining Colorado (5) and Detroit (4) as the only teams with four or more Conference Finals appearances since 1997.

Sabres season ticket sales have climbed to an all time high of 14,800 from a low point of 5,800 in 2002-03, along with a waiting list of several thousand. The Sabres sold out all 41 regular season home games and all nine playoff home games in 2006-07, a feat not achieved since 1979-80 in the old Memorial Auditorium. Buffalo’s rabid fan base not only purchased tickets in droves, sales of Sabres merchandise went through the roof thanks to the launch of the team’s new uniforms. Sabres overall merchandise sales were up more than 1000 per cent over the previous season, as the team regularly posted the best monthly sales numbers on shop.nhl.com, and Sabres individual player jerseys were prominently featured in the top 10.

Other categories include Pro Sports League and Sports Executive of the Year. Winners will be announced on Thursday, May 29 at an awards celebration being held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City.

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STANDINGS

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