Sabres Disappoint Home Fans Again
Ryan Miller was angry following the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday afternoon. The Sabres had rallied from a 2-0 deficit to take the lead in the third period 3-2, but poor defensive play by his teammates allowed the Penguins to tie, then score the game winner with just 2:04 left to play.
Miller called the loss “unacceptable”, but so have so many of the other games the Sabres have lost this season. Miller again was terrific in goal stopping 31 shots, but the Sabres have a habit of losing to the Penguins, dropping nine of the last 11 games to the Pens.
The Sabres were down 2-0 just 90 seconds after the opening faceoff, but give them credit for battling back. Cody Hodgson, Thomas Vanek and Steve Ott scored to give the Sabres the lead. Then they got careless. One of the biggest mistakes was when captain Jason Pominville gave away the puck in his own zone leading to the tying goal. Poor coverage led to the winning goal.
The Sabres have won only 6 of 16 games this season. They host Winnipeg Tuesday night.