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.
Watching games involving the New Jersey Devils are never any fun and I'm sure for the Buffalo Sabres playing against them isn't any fun either. The Devils completed a season sweep against the Sabres with Monday night's 2-1 win in Newark.
It seems the Sabres have to play a perfect game to win a game. And for two periods Friday night at Key Bank Center they did play a perfect game. The Sabres had a 1-0 lead after two periods, but the New Jersey Devils tied it in the third and won it in overtime 2-1 on a penalty shot.
When you consider how rough a start the Buffalo Sabres began their season and their poor home record, the Sabres are finishing strong. They've won seven of their last 11 games including back to back wins against the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils.
Ryan O'Reilly scored a second-period power play goal and Johann Larsson scored early in the third for a 2-0 lead and the Sabres were able to ho