[Open Thread] Game Twenty-Eight: Buffalo Sabres at San Jose Sharks

5th in Northeast Division
14th in Eastern Conference
1st in Pacific Division
2nd in Western Conference

Last year, this was what most assumed would be the Stanley Cup finals.  This year...

Buffalo was bled dry this past off-season by free agent departures, and oh is it showing.  Meanwhile, the Sharks are facing their own issue, that being how to translate their road success (best in the league) into home success (second worst in the league).  Weird.