Final Score: 3-0 Penguins
10. losses. in. a. row.
That’s where we’re at now.
Envisioning the Taylor Hall, Jack Eichel lead Sabres this off-season, nobody could’ve imagined it being this bad. Even in the worst case scenario.
This team is a plane with it’s engines on fire, spiraling to the bottom of the NHL.
They’ve reached a new level of boring, uninspired and downright embarrassing. Embarrassing to the franchise, the city and the fans that continue to invest their time in these games.
It’s hard to even write about them anymore because it’s just the same story we’ve seen all year; no offense, no competitiveness and a big fat L on the schedule.
The Penguins lead most of the game 1-0 after Jake Guentzel was left all alone in front on the power play.
Pittsburgh tacked on their other two goals with empty-netters in the final minutes of the third. Like everything else this season, the Sabres effort to tie the game was less than inspiring. The best chance came on this flubbed attempt all alone in front by Brandon Montour.
With Cozens and Eichel out of the lineup, Riley Sheahan took over top-line center duty against Sidney Crosby and had a 29.4 CF% and 30.05 xGF%, not exactly a recipe for generating offense.
The fourth line of Okposo, Thompson and Eakin generated the most for Buffalo, but even that is grasping at straws on another night with no goals. Thompson especially had a few grade-A’s that he wasn’t able to convert.
The players don’t have answers. The coach doesn’t have answers. The ownership doesn’t even know there’s a question at hand. What are we all doing with our time? If there isn’t a standard set here, how will there ever be?
At this point all we can do is hang our hat on the potential of a coaching change.