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This Day in Buffalo Sports History

   Oct. 26, 2006 -- Think the Sabres got to off to a good start this year?

   Well, they did, but the 2006-07 start was even better. On this date two years ago, the Sabres beat the Islanders, 3-0, for their 10th straight win. That tied a team record for consecutive wins at any time. Here's how The News' Bucky Gleason described it:

   "Lindy Ruff has been reluctant to get swept away with the Buffalo Sabres' start this season because he knows there's room for improvement. There they were breaking the franchise record for the best start in history, and there Ruff was huffing about a sloppy first period in Montreal.

    "The Sabres are now one win away from the best start in NHL history, but their coach still wasn't completely satisfied after a 3-0 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. It was hardly a thing of beauty, but it was a 10. Buffalo has 10 straight victories to open the year, matching the 1993-94 Toronto Maple Leafs."

-- Budd Bailey

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