What more can you say.  This year's edition of the Buffalo Sabres is simply a bad hockey team.  Is it goaltending?  Is it coaching?  Is it defense?  Lack of scoring certainly is a huge problem.  There's a new general manager in place.  A new coach in place, but it's the same old Sabres - they're just a bad hockey team.  Sure, it's early in the season, but they've played five games already and lost them all.  The lastest loss came Saturday night in Los Angeles by a score of 4-2.

The Sabres got off to a good start in this one by scoring the first goal courtesy of Zemus Girgensons on a slick pass from Jack Eichel.  But the Kings got that one back on the first of three power play goals by the Kings.  The third man advantage goal of the night turned out to be the game winner after Evander Kane took an ill-advised tripping penalty with just over two minutes left to play in the third period.  Then after the Sabres pulled Robin Lehner for an extra skater the Kings scored into an empty net to clinch it.

Eichel had the other Buffalo goal to tie the score 2-2 in the third period, but they couldn't build on it and that's their biggest problem right now.

The Sabres continue their western road trip Sunday night against the Anaheim Ducks.