2002-03 Buffalo Sabres Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 27-37-10-8 - 72 points
Finishing 5th in the NHL's Northeast Division
Coach: Lindy Ruff (27-37-10, 8 OTL)
Location: Buffalo, New York
2002-03 Buffalo Sabres Statistics
2002-03 Buffalo Sabres Roster

The Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League ended the 2002-03 season with a record of 27 wins and 37 losses (and 8 overtime losses) and 10 ties for 72 points, finishing fifth in the NHL's Northeast Division. Lindy Ruff coached the team.

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Regular Season Goals For: 190
Regular Season Goals Against: 219

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 10, 2002 New York Islanders 1 at Buffalo Sabres 5 W 1-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 1-0-0-0
October 12, 2002 Buffalo Sabres 6 at Montreal Canadiens 1 W 1-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 2-0-0-0
October 13, 2002 Buffalo Sabres 0 at Chicago Blackhawks 3 L 1-0-0-0 1-1-0-0 2-1-0-0
October 17, 2002 New York Rangers 4 at Buffalo Sabres 4 T 1-0-1-0 1-1-0-0 2-1-1-0 OT
October 19, 2002 Phoenix Coyotes 3 at Buffalo Sabres 2 L 1-1-1-0 1-1-0-0 2-2-1-0
October 22, 2002 Philadelphia Flyers 1 at Buffalo Sabres 2 W 2-1-1-0 1-1-0-0 3-2-1-0
October 25, 2002 New Jersey Devils 2 at Buffalo Sabres 1 L 2-2-1-0 1-1-0-0 3-3-1-0
October 26, 2002 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Pittsburgh Penguins 5 L 2-2-1-0 1-2-0-0 3-4-1-0
October 29, 2002 Buffalo Sabres 1 at Vancouver Canucks 1 T 2-2-1-0 1-2-1-0 3-4-2-0 OT
October 31, 2002 Buffalo Sabres 0 at Calgary Flames 3 L 2-2-1-0 1-3-1-0 3-5-2-0
November 1, 2002 Buffalo Sabres 1 at Edmonton Oilers 1 T 2-2-1-0 1-3-2-0 3-5-3-0 OT
November 3, 2002 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Columbus Blue Jackets 3 L 2-2-1-0 1-4-2-0 3-6-3-0
November 7, 2002 Buffalo Sabres 0 at Carolina Hurricanes 2 L 2-2-1-0 1-5-2-0 3-7-3-0
November 9, 2002 Atlanta Thrashers 6 at Buffalo Sabres 4 L 2-3-1-0 1-5-2-0 3-8-3-0
November 12, 2002 Boston Bruins 4 at Buffalo Sabres 3 L 2-4-1-0 1-5-2-0 3-9-3-0
November 15, 2002 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 at Buffalo Sabres 2 L 2-5-1-0 1-5-2-0 3-10-3-0
November 16, 2002 Buffalo Sabres 1 at Ottawa Senators 4 L 2-5-1-0 1-6-2-0 3-11-3-0
November 19, 2002 Buffalo Sabres 3 at New Jersey Devils 4 L 2-5-1-0 1-7-2-0 3-12-3-0 OT
November 22, 2002 Columbus Blue Jackets 4 at Buffalo Sabres 5 W 3-5-1-0 1-7-2-0 4-12-3-0
November 23, 2002 Buffalo Sabres 1 at Boston Bruins 4 L 3-5-1-0 1-8-2-0 4-13-3-0
November 27, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 1 at Buffalo Sabres 1 T 3-5-2-0 1-8-2-0 4-13-4-0 OT
November 29, 2002 Pittsburgh Penguins 4 at Buffalo Sabres 1 L 3-6-2-0 1-8-2-0 4-14-4-0
November 30, 2002 Buffalo Sabres 1 at Toronto Maple Leafs 3 L 3-6-2-0 1-9-2-0 4-15-4-0
December 4, 2002 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 0 at Buffalo Sabres 4 W 4-6-2-0 1-9-2-0 5-15-4-0
December 6, 2002 Buffalo Sabres 4 at New York Rangers 1 W 4-6-2-0 2-9-2-0 6-15-4-0
December 7, 2002 Washington Capitals 3 at Buffalo Sabres 4 W 5-6-2-0 2-9-2-0 7-15-4-0
December 10, 2002 Ottawa Senators 4 at Buffalo Sabres 2 L 5-7-2-0 2-9-2-0 7-16-4-0
December 13, 2002 Chicago Blackhawks 1 at Buffalo Sabres 1 T 5-7-3-0 2-9-2-0 7-16-5-0 OT
December 14, 2002 Buffalo Sabres 0 at Philadelphia Flyers 2 L 5-7-3-0 2-10-2-0 7-17-5-0
December 18, 2002 Boston Bruins 2 at Buffalo Sabres 4 W 6-7-3-0 2-10-2-0 8-17-5-0
December 20, 2002 Florida Panthers 3 at Buffalo Sabres 0 L 6-8-3-0 2-10-2-0 8-18-5-0
December 21, 2002 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Montreal Canadiens 6 L 6-8-3-0 2-11-2-0 8-19-5-0
December 23, 2002 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Pittsburgh Penguins 5 L 6-8-3-0 2-12-2-0 8-20-5-0
December 26, 2002 Ottawa Senators 3 at Buffalo Sabres 2 L 6-9-3-0 2-12-2-0 8-21-5-0
December 28, 2002 Minnesota Wild 4 at Buffalo Sabres 3 L 6-10-3-0 2-12-2-0 8-22-5-0
December 30, 2002 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Washington Capitals 4 L 6-10-3-0 2-13-2-0 8-23-5-0
December 31, 2002 New York Islanders 1 at Buffalo Sabres 0 L 6-11-3-0 2-13-2-0 8-24-5-0 OT
January 3, 2003 Carolina Hurricanes 3 at Buffalo Sabres 6 W 7-11-3-0 2-13-2-0 9-24-5-0
January 4, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Ottawa Senators 1 W 7-11-3-0 3-13-2-0 10-24-5-0 OT
January 7, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Philadelphia Flyers 3 L 7-11-3-0 3-14-2-0 10-25-5-0
January 10, 2003 Boston Bruins 2 at Buffalo Sabres 4 W 8-11-3-0 3-14-2-0 11-25-5-0
January 11, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Montreal Canadiens 2 W 8-11-3-0 4-14-2-0 12-25-5-0
January 14, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 1 at Minnesota Wild 0 W 8-11-3-0 5-14-2-0 13-25-5-0
January 16, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 2 at San Jose Sharks 2 T 8-11-3-0 5-14-3-0 13-25-6-0 OT
January 18, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 1 at Phoenix Coyotes 0 W 8-11-3-0 6-14-3-0 14-25-6-0
January 21, 2003 Pittsburgh Penguins 0 at Buffalo Sabres 0 T 8-11-4-0 6-14-3-0 14-25-7-0 OT
January 24, 2003 Toronto Maple Leafs 0 at Buffalo Sabres 4 W 9-11-4-0 6-14-3-0 15-25-7-0
January 25, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Ottawa Senators 4 L 9-11-4-0 6-15-3-0 15-26-7-0 OT
January 27, 2003 Nashville Predators 5 at Buffalo Sabres 1 L 9-12-4-0 6-15-3-0 15-27-7-0
January 30, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 1 at St. Louis Blues 2 L 9-12-4-0 6-16-3-0 15-28-7-0 OT
February 4, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 1 at New Jersey Devils 4 L 9-12-4-0 6-17-3-0 15-29-7-0
February 7, 2003 Vancouver Canucks 4 at Buffalo Sabres 2 L 9-13-4-0 6-17-3-0 15-30-7-0
February 8, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 1 at New York Islanders 3 L 9-13-4-0 6-18-3-0 15-31-7-0
February 11, 2003 St. Louis Blues 3 at Buffalo Sabres 2 L 9-14-4-0 6-18-3-0 15-32-7-0
February 13, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Detroit Red Wings 4 L 9-14-4-0 6-19-3-0 15-33-7-0
February 15, 2003 New York Rangers 4 at Buffalo Sabres 5 W 10-14-4-0 6-19-3-0 16-33-7-0
February 17, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Atlanta Thrashers 4 L 10-14-4-0 6-20-3-0 16-34-7-0 OT
February 19, 2003 Montreal Canadiens 1 at Buffalo Sabres 2 W 11-14-4-0 6-20-3-0 17-34-7-0 OT
February 21, 2003 Los Angeles Kings 4 at Buffalo Sabres 1 L 11-15-4-0 6-20-3-0 17-35-7-0
February 23, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 4 at Tampa Bay Lightning 1 W 11-15-4-0 7-20-3-0 18-35-7-0
February 24, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Florida Panthers 2 T 11-15-4-0 7-20-4-0 18-35-8-0 OT
February 26, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Washington Capitals 3 L 11-15-4-0 7-21-4-0 18-36-8-0
February 28, 2003 Dallas Stars 3 at Buffalo Sabres 5 W 12-15-4-0 7-21-4-0 19-36-8-0
March 1, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 1 at New York Islanders 2 L 12-15-4-0 7-22-4-0 19-37-8-0 OT
March 4, 2003 Washington Capitals 2 at Buffalo Sabres 1 L 12-16-4-0 7-22-4-0 19-38-8-0
March 6, 2003 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 at Buffalo Sabres 4 W 13-16-4-0 7-22-4-0 20-38-8-0
March 8, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 4 at Florida Panthers 0 W 13-16-4-0 8-22-4-0 21-38-8-0
March 9, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 1 T 13-16-4-0 8-22-5-0 21-38-9-0 OT
March 12, 2003 Carolina Hurricanes 3 at Buffalo Sabres 2 L 13-17-4-0 8-22-5-0 21-39-9-0 OT
March 14, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 4 at Buffalo Sabres 2 L 13-18-4-0 8-22-5-0 21-40-9-0
March 15, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Atlanta Thrashers 5 L 13-18-4-0 8-23-5-0 21-41-9-0
March 18, 2003 Philadelphia Flyers 2 at Buffalo Sabres 5 W 14-18-4-0 8-23-5-0 22-41-9-0
March 19, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 0 at New York Rangers 3 L 14-18-4-0 8-24-5-0 22-42-9-0
March 22, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Toronto Maple Leafs 3 L 14-18-4-0 8-25-5-0 22-43-9-0 OT
March 24, 2003 Colorado Avalanche 3 at Buffalo Sabres 4 W 15-18-4-0 8-25-5-0 23-43-9-0 OT
March 26, 2003 Florida Panthers 1 at Buffalo Sabres 2 W 16-18-4-0 8-25-5-0 24-43-9-0
March 28, 2003 Montreal Canadiens 1 at Buffalo Sabres 4 W 17-18-4-0 8-25-5-0 25-43-9-0
March 29, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Carolina Hurricanes 1 W 17-18-4-0 9-25-5-0 26-43-9-0
March 31, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 0 at Dallas Stars 3 L 17-18-4-0 9-26-5-0 26-44-9-0
April 2, 2003 Atlanta Thrashers 3 at Buffalo Sabres 4 W 18-18-4-0 9-26-5-0 27-44-9-0
April 5, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 5 at Boston Bruins 8 L 18-18-4-0 9-27-5-0 27-45-9-0
April 6, 2003 New Jersey Devils 2 at Buffalo Sabres 2 T 18-18-5-0 9-27-5-0 27-45-10-0 OT


Schedule

Date Time (ET)
Sat, Feb 15 DET 1 at BOS 4 Final
Sat, Feb 15 NAS 4 at STL 3 3rd 2:10
Sat, Feb 15 PHI 3 at TB 5 3rd end
Sat, Feb 15 EDM at FLO 4:00 p.m.
Sat, Feb 15 SJ 1 at MIN 0 3rd 0:45
Sat, Feb 15 DAL 3 at MTL 3 3rd 0:08
Sat, Feb 15 TOR at OTT 7:00 p.m.
Sat, Feb 15 LA 1 at COL 1 3rd 2:35
Sat, Feb 15 CHI 8 at CAL 4 3rd end
Sat, Feb 15 WAS 1 at ARI 3 3rd end
Sat, Feb 15 NYI 0 at VEG 1 3rd end
Sun, Feb 16 DET 1 at PIT 5 Final
Sun, Feb 16 BOS 2 at NYR 1 3rd 0:37
Sun, Feb 16 EDM 4 at CAR 3 OT nd
Sun, Feb 16 ANA 5 at VAN 1 3rd 3:10
Sun, Feb 16 STL 1 at NAS 2 3rd 1:04
Sun, Feb 16 DAL 3 at OTT 3 OT :10
Sun, Feb 16 CBS 3 at NJ 4 SO
Sun, Feb 16 TOR 2 at BUF 5 3rd 2:30
Sun, Feb 16 CHI 2 at WPG 2 2nd end
Mon, Feb 17 ANA at CAL 4:00 p.m.
Mon, Feb 17 NYI at ARI 4:00 p.m.
Mon, Feb 17 FLO at SJ 4:00 p.m.
Mon, Feb 17 WAS at VEG 6:00 p.m.
Mon, Feb 17 TB at COL 9:00 p.m.
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