Those who attended the hockey game on Tuesday night seemed to be in for a great treat. The Sabres took a 4-1 lead on the Tampa Bay Lightning and looked to be in complete control of the hockey game. It wasn’t long until the Lightning turned that score upside down. By the time the ball dropped, the Lightning had left KeyBank Center with a 6-4 win.
“We pissed the game away.” – Jack Eichel
It’s as simple as that. The Sabres have dropped four straight games in regulation and six of their last seven.
The team’s biggest highlight from last night was this silky smooth goal by Eichel while on the penalty kill.
This is dirty Eichel god damnnn pic.twitter.com/MQZqlfei61
— The Hockey Hangout (@HockeyHangout) January 1, 2020
Jack Eichel ending the calendar year with a nasty shorthanded goal pic.twitter.com/YiagfxKhS8
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) January 1, 2020
Marcus Johansson, Jimmy Vesey, and Conor Sheary scored the other Buffalo goals, but the Sabres are on their second four-game losing streak of the season as we reach the halfway point. The 8-1-1 start is just a speck in the rear-view mirror as the Sabres continue to fall further down the standings.
Buffalo now trails Philadelphia by eight points in the Wild Card and Tampa Bay by five points in the division.
If there is any consolation, it’s that the Sabres don’t play the Lightning again this regular season. They went 0-4 and mercifully ended a horrendous 2019.