Sabres Skid Reaches 3 Games
It's amazing how quickly the delirium of a 10-game winning streak can become the disappointment of the 3-game losing streak. That's where the Buffalo Sabres find themselves as they enter a big game Tuesday night against their biggest rival; the Toronto Maple Leafs.
After playing well in a loss to Tampa Bay last Thursday, then falling to Florida in overtime on Florida, the Sabres played a solid game against the Nashville Predators on Monday night, but their lack of success on the power play was the difference. Nashville scored their opening goal with the man advantage while the Sabres went 0 for 4 on the power play in a 2-1 loss.
Nashville goaltender Pekke Rinne stopped 21 shots, five of them against Jack Eichel while Carter Hutton had a great game in goal for Buffalo with 23 saves.
There isn't a better time to end their skid than at home against the Leafs where with plenty of Leafs fans in attendance, KeyBank Arena will be rocking.