Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/15/14

BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Thomas Vanek #26 of the Buffalo Sabres controls the puck near the side boards against the Carolina Hurricanes during their NHL game on November 28, 2009 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. The Sabres defeated the Hurricanes 5-1. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
It’s time for some Sabres trivia.  Which of the following players, over his past 30 games, has scored the fewest points: Ville Leino, Thomas Vanek, Tyler Myers, Derek Roy or Drew Stafford? Give yourself a stick tap if you said Vanek. Buffalo’s most talented and highest paid forward is slumping.  The Sabres are on an 11-3-3 surge that has elevated them into the playoff hunt, but Vanek has only managed to put up 6 points in that span. Going back a bit further, here are the numbers over the past 30 games for Sabres forwards who are on the team in large part due to their scoring ability: PLAYER   GOALS-ASSISTS-POINTS Pominville   11-10-21 Stafford   7-9-16 Roy   7-8-15 Ennis   7-8-15 Leino   4-10-14 Vanek   5-8-13 Gerbe   2-9-11 Boyes   3-5-8 Not only does Vanek have fewer points in his last 30 games than Ville Leino, he also has less than defensemen Tyler Myers (6-9-15) and Christian Ehrhoff (3-11-14). Ryan Miller has been a big part of the Sabres resurgence, but it’s a lot to as...
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