It was a game where hard work paid off for the Buffalo Sabres. One night after a dismal effort against the Vancouver Canucks the Sabres gave up three goals in the first period and trailed 4-1 in the second, but rallied to beat the Boston Bruins in overtime 5-4.
The jump start that the Buffalo Sabres received with the return of Jack Eichel to the lineup lasted only two games. The Boston Bruins essentially shut down Eichel and the Buffalo offense on Saturday afternoon and held on for a 2-1 win.
After taking seven of a possible eight points in their previous four games on the road, the Buffalo Sabres had just no answers for the Boston Bruins on Monday night. Taking penalties didn't help either. The Bruins built a 3-0 second period lead on the strength of a pair of power play goals and went on to a 4-0 win.
Another home game at First Niagara Center and once again Buffalo Sabres fans leave the building shaking their heads. The Sabres 3-2 shoot-out loss to the Boston Bruins Thursday night is the Sabres' eighth loss in their last nine games at home, and with 18 losses in 27 games at FNC the Sabres have by far the worst home record in the league.
It's pretty much a routine now. Buffalo Sabres fans file into First Niagara Center, cheer the Sabres when they skate onto the ice, watch them score a goal or two, lose the game, then they file out. Game after game after game. Hey guys - the tank was last year! The fans are paying big money to watch this garbage and it's amazing that they keep coming back.