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by Paul on 10/15/13 at 08:53 AM ET
from John Vogl of the Buffalo News,
The Sabres matched the franchise record for longest winless streak to start a season, sustaining a 2-1 loss in First Niagara Center. Former captain Jason Pominville scored the game-winning goal to drop his old friends to 0-6-1....
The Sabres can’t expect to beat anyone, even teams giving a half-hearted effort, if they don’t score. They’ve totaled seven goals in seven games, finishing Monday’s game with one goal for the fifth time.
“Everyone in the locker room knows you’re not going to win games scoring one goal,” said right wing Brian Flynn, who pulled the Sabres into a 1-1 tie in the second period. “Our goalies have been playing great this year, but we have to find ways to create more offense. That’s on us. There’s not much the coaching staff can do.”
Flynn’s first of the season pulled him into a five-way tie for second place on the team’s goal list. Thomas Vanek has two goals, while Flynn, Jamie McBain, Cody Hodgson, Drew Stafford and Zemgus Girgensons have one.
“We certainly need our top six to step up,” said coach Ron Rolston.
more on the game...
added 10:09am, from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News,
When the first commercial break took place, the Sabres chose to use the Jumbotron to honor Kevin Porter for playing in his 200th NHL game, of which exactly 37 have been played for Buffalo.
Not a word was said to acknowledge the return of Pominville, a guy who gave a dozen years to the organization. A former captain. A guy who scored one of the most famous overtime playoff goals in franchise history.
The Sabres had a perfect opportunity to be classy. Instead, they were clueless.
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