It's pretty much a routine now.  Buffalo Sabres fans file into First Niagara Center, cheer the Sabres when they skate onto the ice, watch them score a goal or two, lose the game, then they file out.  Game after game after game.  Hey guys - the tank was last year!  The fans are paying big money to watch this garbage and it's amazing that they keep coming back.

The Sabres lost their sixth straight game on home ice Friday night falling to the Boston Bruins 4-1.  That's their 16th loss in 24 games on home ice.  It means they're losing two out of every three games they play at First Niagara Center and what's galling is that they have a better road record.

David Legwand put the Sabres out in front early in this one with a wrap around goal in the first period, but the Bruins tied it early in the second period and Zdeno Chara's goal early in the third put the Bruins in front to stay and added two more for good measure.

It doesn't get any easier.  The Sabres host the league-leading Washington Capitals on Saturday night.  The Capitals have handled the Sabres in two earlier meetings this season 5-2 and 2-0.  The routine for Sabres fans is likely to continue.