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1999–2000 Buffalo Sabres · NHL
Division 3rd Northeast
1999–2000 record 35–32–11
Coach Lindy Ruff
Captain Michael Peca
Team Leaders
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The 1999–2000 Buffalo Sabres season saw the Sabres qualify for the playoffs, but lose in the first round to the Philadelphia Flyers.


Offseason[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PIM Pts
1 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 45 27 7 3 246 222 1103 100
2 6 Ottawa Senators 82 41 28 11 2 244 210 850 95
3 8 Buffalo Sabres 82 35 32 11 4 213 204 1173 85
4 10 Montreal Canadiens 82 35 34 9 4 196 194 1067 83
5 11 Boston Bruins 82 24 33 19 6 210 248 865 73

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL=Overtime loss; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 2, 1999 0–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1999–2000) 0–1–0–0
2 L October 8, 1999 2–3 Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 0–2–0–0
3 T October 9, 1999 5–5 OT @ Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 0–2–1–0
4 T October 11, 1999 2–2 OT Phoenix Coyotes (1999–2000) 0–2–2–0
5 L October 16, 1999 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 0–3–2–0
6 L October 17, 1999 2–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 0–4–2–0
7 L October 20, 1999 3–4 Nashville Predators (1999–2000) 0–5–2–0
8 W October 22, 1999 7–3 Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 1–5–2–0
9 L October 23, 1999 0–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 1–6–2–0
10 W October 27, 1999 4–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 2–6–2–0
11 W October 29, 1999 3–2 OT Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 3–6–2–0
12 L October 30, 1999 0–3 @ Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 3–7–2–0
13 W November 3, 1999 3–1 @ Dallas Stars (1999–2000) 4–7–2–0
14 W November 4, 1999 5–4 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 5–7–2–0
15 W November 6, 1999 2–1 New York Islanders (1999–2000) 6–7–2–0
16 W November 10, 1999 6–2 Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 7–7–2–0
17 L November 12, 1999 2–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 7–8–2–0
18 L November 13, 1999 1–3 @ Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 7–9–2–0
19 L November 16, 1999 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 7–10–2–0
20 W November 19, 1999 4–0 @ Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 8–10–2–0
21 W November 20, 1999 4–3 Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 9–10–2–0
22 W November 24, 1999 5–2 Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 10–10–2–0
23 L November 26, 1999 0–2 St. Louis Blues (1999–2000) 10–11–2–0
24 W November 28, 1999 3–2 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 11–11–2–0
25 L November 30, 1999 1–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 11–12–2–0
26 L December 2, 1999 2–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 11–13–2–0
27 T December 4, 1999 1–1 OT New York Rangers (1999–2000) 11–13–3–0
28 L December 6, 1999 2–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 11–13–3–1
29 T December 8, 1999 0–0 OT Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 11–13–4–1
30 W December 10, 1999 2–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 12–13–4–1
31 W December 14, 1999 3–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 13–13–4–1
32 L December 17, 1999 2–4 Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 13–14–4–1
33 T December 18, 1999 2–2 OT @ New York Islanders (1999–2000) 13–14–5–1
34 W December 21, 1999 3–1 @ New York Rangers (1999–2000) 14–14–5–1
35 W December 23, 1999 2–1 Colorado Avalanche (1999–2000) 15–14–5–1
36 L December 27, 1999 1–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 15–15–5–1
37 L December 28, 1999 2–7 Detroit Red Wings (1999–2000) 15–16–5–1
38 W January 1, 2000 8–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 16–16–5–1
39 L January 3, 2000 2–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 16–17–5–1
40 L January 4, 2000 4–5 Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 16–18–5–1
41 L January 6, 2000 3–6 New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 16–19–5–1
42 W January 8, 2000 7–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 17–19–5–1
43 T January 13, 2000 0–0 OT @ Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 17–19–6–1
44 L January 14, 2000 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 17–20–6–1
45 W January 17, 2000 5–0 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1999–2000) 18–20–6–1
46 L January 18, 2000 3–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1999–2000) 18–21–6–1
47 L January 20, 2000 1–2 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1999–2000) 18–22–6–1
48 L January 22, 2000 1–4 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 18–23–6–1
49 W January 25, 2000 2–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 19–23–6–1
50 W January 28, 2000 1–0 Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 20–23–6–1
51 L January 29, 2000 0–1 @ Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 20–24–6–1
52 T February 1, 2000 2–2 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1999–2000) 20–24–7–1
53 W February 3, 2000 4–2 Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 21–24–7–1
54 W February 8, 2000 2–0 @ Colorado Avalanche (1999–2000) 22–24–7–1
55 W February 10, 2000 2–1 OT @ Nashville Predators (1999–2000) 23–24–7–1
56 L February 12, 2000 2–3 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 23–24–7–2
57 T February 13, 2000 2–2 OT Edmonton Oilers (1999–2000) 23–24–8–2
58 T February 16, 2000 1–1 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 23–24–9–2
59 L February 17, 2000 1–2 Vancouver Canucks (1999–2000) 23–25–9–2
60 W February 19, 2000 4–1 Los Angeles Kings (1999–2000) 24–25–9–2
61 W February 21, 2000 3–2 New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 25–25–9–2
62 L February 25, 2000 3–6 New York Rangers (1999–2000) 25–26–9–2
63 L February 26, 2000 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 25–27–9–2
64 W February 28, 2000 5–2 @ Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 26–27–9–2
65 T March 1, 2000 3–3 OT @ New York Rangers (1999–2000) 26–27–10–2
66 L March 4, 2000 2–4 @ New York Islanders (1999–2000) 26–28–10–2
67 L March 5, 2000 1–2 @ Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 26–29–10–2
68 W March 8, 2000 2–1 OT Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 27–29–10–2
69 L March 10, 2000 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 27–30–10–2
70 W March 12, 2000 4–2 New York Islanders (1999–2000) 28–30–10–2
71 L March 15, 2000 5–6 OT @ San Jose Sharks (1999–2000) 28–30–10–3
72 L March 16, 2000 3–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1999–2000) 28–31–10–3
73 W March 18, 2000 5–1 @ Calgary Flames (1999–2000) 29–31–10–3
74 W March 20, 2000 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 30–31–10–3
75 W March 23, 2000 4–2 Calgary Flames (1999–2000) 31–31–10–3
76 W March 27, 2000 5–1 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 32–31–10–3
77 L March 31, 2000 1–3 Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 32–32–10–3
78 W April 1, 2000 2–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 33–32–10–3
79 W April 3, 2000 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 34–32–10–3
80 W April 6, 2000 5–0 @ New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 35–32–10–3
81 L April 7, 2000 1–2 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 35–32–10–4
82 T April 9, 2000 1–1 OT @ Washington Capitals (1999–2000) 35–32–11–4

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

The Sabres lost the Conference quarter-finals (4–1) versus the Philadelphia Flyers.

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Satan, MiroslavMiroslav Satan LW 81 33 34 67 32 16 5 3 5
Brown, CurtisCurtis Brown C/LW 74 22 29 51 42 19 5 0 4
Barnes, StuStu Barnes C 82 20 25 45 16 -3 8 2 2
Peca, MichaelMichael Peca C 73 20 21 41 67 6 2 0 3
Varada, VaclavVaclav Varada RW 76 10 27 37 62 12 0 0 0
Afinogenov, MaximMaxim Afinogenov RW 65 16 18 34 41 -4 2 0 2
Grosek, MichalMichal Grosek LW 61 11 23 34 35 12 2 0 2
Woolley, JasonJason Woolley D 74 8 25 33 52 14 2 0 2
Sanderson, GeoffGeoff Sanderson LW 67 13 13 26 22 4 4 0 3
Holzinger, BrianBrian Holzinger C 59 7 17 24 30 4 0 1 2
Ward, DixonDixon Ward RW 71 11 9 20 41 1 1 2 2
Tsyplakov, VladimirVladimir Tsyplakov LW 34 6 13 19 10 17 0 0 1
McKee, JayJay McKee D 78 5 12 17 50 5 1 0 1
Gilmour, DougDoug Gilmour C 11 3 14 17 12 3 2 0 0
Rasmussen, ErikErik Rasmussen LW/C 67 8 6 14 43 1 0 0 2
Patrick, JamesJames Patrick D 66 5 8 13 22 8 0 0 3
Zhitnik, AlexeiAlexei Zhitnik D 74 2 11 13 95 -6 1 0 0
Primeau, WayneWayne Primeau C 41 5 7 12 38 -8 2 0 1
Smehlik, RichardRichard Smehlik D 64 2 9 11 50 13 0 0 0
Gratton, ChrisChris Gratton C 14 1 7 8 15 1 0 0 0
Campbell, BrianBrian Campbell D 12 1 4 5 4 -2 0 0 0
Ray, RobRob Ray RW 69 1 3 4 158 0 0 0 0
Sarich, CoryCory Sarich D 42 0 4 4 35 2 0 0 0
Warrener, RhettRhett Warrener D 61 0 3 3 89 18 0 0 0
Taylor, ChrisChris Taylor C 11 1 1 2 2 -2 0 0 0
Hamel, DenisDenis Hamel LW 3 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Pittis, DomenicDomenic Pittis C 7 1 0 1 6 1 0 0 0
Hasek, DominikDominik Hasek G 35 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 0
Holland, JasonJason Holland D 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Biron, MartinMartin Biron G 41 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Grand-Pierre, Jean-LucJean-Luc Grand-Pierre D 11 0 0 0 15 -1 0 0 0
Houda, DougDoug Houda D 1 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0
Hurlbut, MikeMike Hurlbut D 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Kalinin, DmitriDmitri Kalinin D 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Kruse, PaulPaul Kruse LW 11 0 0 0 43 -2 0 0 0
Moravec, DavidDavid Moravec RW 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Roloson, DwayneDwayne Roloson G 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Biron, MartinMartin Biron 2229 41 19 18 2 90 2.42 5 988 898 .909
Hasek, DominikDominik Hasek 2066 35 15 11 6 76 2.21 3 937 861 .919
Roloson, DwayneDwayne Roloson 677 14 1 7 3 32 2.84 0 277 245 .884
Team: 4972 82 35 36 11 198 2.39 8 2202 2004 .910

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Satan, MiroslavMiroslav Satan LW 5 3 2 5 0 2 0 0 0
Brown, CurtisCurtis Brown C/LW 5 1 3 4 6 1 1 0 0
Barnes, StuStu Barnes C 5 3 0 3 2 -1 2 0 1
Sanderson, GeoffGeoff Sanderson LW 5 0 2 2 8 0 0 0 0
Woolley, JasonJason Woolley D 5 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0
Smehlik, RichardRichard Smehlik D 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Afinogenov, MaximMaxim Afinogenov RW 5 0 1 1 2 -2 0 0 0
Gilmour, DougDoug Gilmour C 5 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Gratton, ChrisChris Gratton C 5 0 1 1 4 -1 0 0 0
Patrick, JamesJames Patrick D 5 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Peca, MichaelMichael Peca C 5 0 1 1 4 -1 0 0 0
Tsyplakov, VladimirVladimir Tsyplakov LW 5 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0
Ward, DixonDixon Ward RW 5 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Grand-Pierre, Jean-LucJean-Luc Grand-Pierre D 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Hasek, DominikDominik Hasek G 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Holland, JasonJason Holland D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McKee, JayJay McKee D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rasmussen, ErikErik Rasmussen LW/C 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Taylor, ChrisChris Taylor C 2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Varada, VaclavVaclav Varada RW 5 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 0
Warrener, RhettRhett Warrener D 5 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Zhitnik, AlexeiAlexei Zhitnik D 4 0 0 0 8 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Hasek, DominikDominik Hasek 301 5 1 4 12 2.39 0 147 135 .918
Team: 301 5 1 4 12 2.39 0 147 135 .918

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T/OT = Ties/Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Roster[edit | edit source]

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

Farm teams[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1999-00 Buffalo Sabres Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-12.


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