Nine straight losses for the Buffalo Sabres against the St. Louis Blues.  The Sabres put in a good effort thru two periods Tuesday night, but they play three periods of hockey in the NHL. 

Sam Reinhart scored a power play goal early in the game to put Buffalo in front, but the Blues got a man advantage goal of their own to tie it.  The two teams entered the third period at 1-1, but the Blues struck twice early in the third to go ahead to stay and beat the Sabres 4-1.

Goaltender Robin Lehner gave it his best, stopping 27 shots, but weak defensive play and the lack of offense in front of him put him on the losing end again.

It's the fifth straight loss overall for the Sabres and it doesn't get any better.  They return home for the first of four straight games on home ice.  Thursday night they host the Tampa Bay Lightning followed by Pittsburgh, Calgary and Detroit.

For most teams skating on home ice is an advantage.  Not the Sabres.  They've won only one of six games so far at Key Bank Center and scored only seven goals during that stretch.