Sabres Playoff Drought Is Now Longest In NHL
The Buffalo Sabres were officially eliminated from the NHL playoff race this week increasing their playoff drought to 12 years.
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The last time the Sabres played in a playoff game was in 2011 and the captain of the team was Jason Pominville.
The Sabres' 12-year playoff drought is now the longest in the NHL and currently, the Sabres are tied with the New York Jets in the four major pro sports leagues for the longest playoff drought.
Since the Sabres last played in the playoffs, there have been plenty of changes that have happened in Western New York and the World.
THE BUFFALO BILLS HAVE MADE THE NFL PLAYOFFS 5 TIMES
The other professional team in Buffalo, the Bills finally found the playoffs in 2017 and has been in post-season play for five straight seasons. They are 4-5 in the playoffs since 2011.
THE NEST THERMOSTAT WAS RELEASED
How many of us use an app on our phones to control the temperature in our house? Well the last time the Sabres were in the playoffs, you couldn't do that. The Nest Thermostat was released on October 25th 2011. The Sabres' last playoff game was in April 2011.
THE CRONUT WAS CREATED
One of the coolest tastiest treats was not around in 2011. The Cronut is a doughnut-like food made with croissant dough that was trademarked by the French pastry chef Dominique Ansel in 2013.
FACETIME IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE
The last time the Sabres played a playoff game, if you had an iPhone you had to pay 99 cents for the Facetime App. Apple released the App in February of 2011 but it cost 99 cents. Now iPhone users can use Facetime for free.
MARK POLONCARZ BECAME THE ERIE COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Mark Poloncarz was running a campaign to become the Erie Countive Executive when the Sabres last played in a playoff race. Poloncarz would win the 2011 election and take the role of Erie County Executive in 2012.
Here is hoping that the Sabres will break the playoff drought next year.
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