Just when you think the Buffalo Sabres might be turning the corner they turn in a stinker.  Thursday night at Key Bank Center the Sabres gave up a pair of power play goals in the first period in a 6 to 1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.  The Sabres were pretty much sunk after a brutal opening 20 minutes to fall behind 3-0.

The Sabres had some good zone time in the second and third periods but they couldn't solve the Colorado defense except for a long shot by defenseman Nathan Bealieu that just squeezed across the goal line in the second period.  An assist on the play went to Rasmus Dahlin - his first point in the NHL.  Other than that the Sabres didn't have much going.

While Colorado went 2 for 4 on the power play the Sabres had seven opportunities with the man advantage and couldn't cash in.  It didn't help that they put themselves offside a number of times killing momentum.

So the Sabres enjoyed being over .500 for all of three days.  As they begin a five-game road trip in Arizona on Saturday, if they don't get themselves straightened out pretty quick they won't be seeing above .500 for quite some time.

After Arizona the Sabres have a tough stretch of games at Vegas, San Jose, Los Angeles and Anaheim before returning home to host the Montreal Canadiens on October 25th.


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