Sunday, May 13, 2007

The odds against Buffalo

Down 2-0 after losing the first two games at home, the Buffalo Sabres certainly don't have history on their side.

Courtesy of, here's a look at the historical chance to win the series for teams in Lindy Ruff and Co.'s position heading into tomorrow's Game 3:

When down 2-0 in a best-of-seven series: 13.3%
When down 2-0 in the conference finals: 10.3%
When home team loses first two games: 25.8%
When home team loses first two conference finals games: 7.7%

Trailing team's record in Game 3
After dropping first two games: 46.8%
After dropping first two at home: 51.6%
After dropping first two at home in conference finals: 53.8%



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