It sure is hard being a Buffalo sports fan especially when your favorite teams seem to do all they can to chase you away. The Buffalo Sabres have started the season with three straight losses and the last two have been horrendous.
After giving up a key shorthanded goal in Thursday's loss to Montreal, Robin Lehner gave up two in a span of 50 seconds on Saturday against the New York Islanders and a total of three goals in 1:47 before being pulled in favor of Chad Johnson in 6-3 loss.
For the first time this month the Buffalo Sabres have back to back wins. Sam Reinhart scored a power play goal early in the second period and the Sabres made it hold up until Evander Kane scored the clinching goal, his 19th of the season late in the third for a 2-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
In likely what was their best opening 20 minutes of the season the Buffalo Sabres opened up a 3-0 lead on the Toronto Maple Leafs and held on for a 3-1 win Saturday night in Toronto. Evander Kane scored twice to up his team-leading goal total to 18, Sam Reinhart scored on the power play and Jack Eichel assisted on all three goals.
As poorly as the Buffalo Sabres played Monday night in New Jersey, for most of two and a half periods Tuesday night against the San Jose Sharks they played even worse. They were booed off the ice at the end of the second period. But the Sabres scored three straight goals in a span of 3:29 to tie the game to send it to overtime where Evander Kane scored his second goal of the game to win it 5-4.
After three straight exciting overtime victories the Buffalo Sabres put in one their worst efforts in quite a while on Thursday night in Dallas. The Sabres managed only nine shots in the first two periods until they began to play like they meant it in the third period. But strangely all of their scoring came during those first two periods in a 4-3 loss to the Stars.