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ON THE ROAD is a blog written by Buffalo Sabres Media Relations Coordinator Chris Bandura to give fans an inside look at the team's travel life throughout the 2009-10 season.

Bandura joined the Sabres in 2005 as the primary contact between the team and media at home and on the road. He previously has worked in the AHL, USL and NLL respectively.
  

BLOG: 'ON THE ROAD' INTRODUCTION

Monday, 09.21.2009 / 9:41 AM / Blogs - On The Road
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BLOG: \'ON THE ROAD\' INTRODUCTION
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For most of you reading this who don’t recognize my name, I am the Sabres’ Coordinator of Media Relations.

This season, I will be writing a journal from the road. I will try to include some stories from our trips and give you a glimpse into what goes into our travels - from the moment we get on the airplane, to the time we get back in our cars to head home.

Before I write my first entry, I want to give a little background as to what my role with the team is and why I am even on the road.

I am entering my fifth season with the team in the communications department, but my eighth within the organization. I spent three years prior with our then minor league affiliate, the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League.

My main role, among others within the team, is to organize and facilitate all player and coach interviews with the media - both at home and on the road.  Whether you read a quote from Ryan Miller in the Buffalo News or hear Derek Roy on the radio, it is my job to make sure that the media gets the players they need for interviews.

On our television broadcasts, I’m the guy that you see pacing back and forth in the background sometimes when our players are explaining what just happened in the game to the viewers.

Our players and staff log a lot of miles during the season. There is more to the story then the stats and games you watch on television. It’s a long season and a lot happens throughout the year.. I’m looking forward to sharing some of our stories as a group with you both good and bad. Hopefully by the end of June when our season is finally over, my last journal will about our trip home with a new passenger named Stanley.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

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