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SABRES TELECASTS ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK POSTING HIGHEST RATINGS IN FOUR YEARS

Friday, 03.16.2012 / 12:32 PM / News
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SABRES TELECASTS ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK POSTING HIGHEST RATINGS IN FOUR YEARS
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{13319155652191}Buffalo Sabres games broadcast nationally on NBC Sports Network (formerly VERSUS) in 2011-12 have garnered the highest ratings in four seasons for Sabres telecasts. Through the first 10 games broadcast on the network, Sabres games have earned a cumulative average rating of 8.5, the highest average rating for Sabres telecasts on NBC Sports Network/VERSUS since the 2007-08 season.
 
“Our fans have supported the team in a big way this season, and it’s not surprising to see that fact represented in our national broadcast ratings,” said Buffalo Sabres President Ted Black. “It’s a great reminder that we have the best fans in hockey, both here in Western New York and around the country.”
 
Sabres games have earned at least a 9.0 rating on NBC Sports Network/VERSUS four times this season. The highest-rated Sabres telecast on the network was the Dec. 7 matchup between Buffalo and the Philadelphia Flyers, which earned a 9.5 rating. The team’s Feb. 1 game against the New York rangers drew a 9.2 rating on the network while the Oct. 25 game against Tampa Bay and the March 14 game against Colorado each earned a 9.0 rating.
 
The Sabres’ other nationally-televised game, a Feb. 19 game against Pittsburgh on NBC, drew an 11.1 rating, another four-year high for the Sabres in a non-playoff game on NBC.
 
Buffalo will be featured in one more nationally-televised game this season – to be broadcast on either NBC or NBC Sports Network – when the team travels to Boston to take on the Bruins on April 7 at 3 p.m.

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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