Here are some quick thought’s on Wednesday’s game:
The Sabres are officially the worst team in the league. Their 3-8-2 record puts them dead last in the National Hockey League. Only two other teams (Edmonton and Florida) have eight points, but Buffalo has played three more games than them.
The Sabres lost their sixth home game of the season on Wednesday night, falling 5-2 to Boston in front of 18,000 fans.
The loyal Sabres fans have yet to witness a victory at HSBC arena this season. Not to mention that they haven’t even seen a Buffalo Bills win either.
Nothing is sparking the team right now. Jason Pominville returned to the lineup and had an assist, but that was it. The checking line may be the Sabres best line on the ice. At least Patrick Kaleta and Cody McCormick are getting physical.
The rest of the team just looks like a bunch of uninspired players who don’t want to play under Lindy Ruff. This is relatively the same group of guys who won the Northeast Division last season, but they can’t buy a win right now.
Tyler Myers has the worst plus/minus in the NHL at -9.
The captain was benched for two games.
What else can Ruff do? The team isn’t motivated and the power play is absolutely horrible.
On a positive note, Paul Gaustad leads the NHL in faceoff winning percentage, with 65.9 percent.