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Not Much Going Right For the Buffalo Sabres

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Evander Kane scored both Buffalo goals in a 6-2 loss (Getty Images)

It sure is hard being a Buffalo sports fan especially when your favorite teams seem to do all they can to chase you away.  The Buffalo Sabres have started the season with three straight losses and the last two have been horrendous.

The Sabres latest lackadaisical effort was Monday afternoon at KeyBank Center and with so many kids in the crowd the game probably should have been rated R – for Revolting.  The Sabres gave up four goals in the second period in a 6-2 loss, the second straight game they’ve given up six goals.

By the end of the second period with the Sabres trailing 6-1 many fans had seen enough and left to seek out better things to do.  Probably the most galling goal was yet another shorthanded goal – the fourth one the Sabres have given up in three games.  The Sabres gave up four shorthanded goals for the entire SEASON last year.

Chad Johnson started in goal, but don’t blame him.  His teammates often left him out to dry.  Head coach Phil Housley called the effort “unacceptable.”

Probably the only player that has shown any interest in playing has been Evander Kane.  He scored two goals in the loss to the Islanders and had Buffalo’s only two goals against the Devils.  He also led the team with 7 shots and 6 hits.  No other player was even close.

Jack Eichel didn’t register even a shot and he was on the ice for two goals against.

It doesn’t get any easier from here.  The Sabres head out west for four games in six nights.  Their first stop is against the San Jose Sharks Thursday night.

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