The Sabres were shutout, 4-0, against the Columbus Blue Jackets and lost their second game in as many nights, helping the Blue Jackets move into the first Wild Card spot in the East.
After a whopping 5-1 loss to the New York Islanders last night, the Sabres came up once again, quite literally, with nothing to show for their efforts, failing to score even a single goal against a Columbus team trying to gain a cushion in their playoff positioning.
Despite putting 38 shots on Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, Buffalo couldn’t muster a goal against him. The Jackets, on the other hand, came out flying from the get-go and never looked back.
Pierre-Luc Dubois scored early in the first period to give Columbus the early 1-0 lead, with Oliver Bjorkstrand and Nick Foligno capitalizing later in the period to put their team up 3-0 after the first.
It wasn’t until five minutes left in the second frame that the puck would find the back of the net again when Josh Anderson capitalized on an odd-man rush to practically bury the Sabres with a four-goal deficit heading into the third and final frame.
The Blue Jackets ended up winning the game by a score of 4-0, shutting out the Sabres on Buffalo’s home ice.
The Buffalo Sabres have just three games remaining this season, the next two being at home. Their next game is against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday for a 7pm tilt against one of the best in the West.