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13 Games Without A Win In Buffalo

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News,

Poor Don Granato.

When I asked the Buffalo Sabres' interim coach an hour before Thursday's snorefest in KeyBank Center how he was going to get these guys to compete, he started out by saying, "That's a million dollar question and that's what we're pushing for."

Actually, around here, it's really a six or eight or nine million dollar question.

On yet another bizarre day in and around the rink that reeked of 2021, the Sabres were toyed with by the Boston Bruins. It was a name-the-score game that ended 4-1. The shots on goal finished 37-24 after the count was 35-16 midway through the third period.

That's a 13-game winless streak, one shy of the franchise record set by the 2015 tankers....

The Sabres play with no jam, no vigor and no fight. They're 0-17-1 when trailing after two periods. Battling back is simply too hard or too much of a bother for them.

After the game, Granato promised to demand more and push harder. We'll see how that goes in practice Friday.

read on

Game highlights are below.

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