Good Response, But Another Sabres Loss
Another disappointing loss for the Buffalo Sabres, falling to the New Jersey Devils 4-1. You can't question their effort in this game. It's all about finish and the Sabres just didn't have it.
The Sabres dominated play for long stretches in Sunday night's game. They generated scoring chances and except for their lone goal by Sam Reinhart they came up empty.
Devils goaltender Corey Schneider was the biggest problem for the Sabres. He stopped 34 shots, some of them terrific saves while at the other end of the ice Carter Hutton stopped 20 shots.
After Sabres coach Phil Housley called his team soft after Friday's loss to the Rangers, the Sabres responded with a good defensive effort. They just couldn't score off the chances they generated.
Tough loss and they find themselves falling further and further out of the playoff race. They're now six points out of the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. They Sabres are in Florida on Tuesday to play the Panthers.