This wasn’t exactly the type of performance you wanted to see after your best player goes down for the season. Buffalo started out strong with a goal from Drew Stafford in the opening period, but it was all downhill from there.
Former Sabre Ales Kotalik even got in on the action, ripping a wrist shot past Ryan Miller. It was his first goal of the season.
Patrick Kaleta redirected a shot by Jochen Hecht towards the end of the third period, but that was all Buffalo would get.
The Sabres fell to 3-13-2 against opposing starting teams goaltenders (in other words, not the backup).
Hecht proved why he may not be on this team to much longer. He got caught and had to play defense, and allowed Jerome Iginla to skate by and score his 15th of the season. Then, Hecht was playing the point and allowed a soft pass get by him and out of the zone.