Sabres know they aren't paying the price. posted by Sabres Fan
The Sabres faced a Minnesota Wild team on Thursday that had won two of 14 games. Buffalo proceeded to lose 7-0 for their worst loss ever in this building.
Philadelphia comes to town with three losses in four games and has not scored a goal in two games. Yes, in the last two games the Sabres have outscored the Flyers 1-0!
Overall the Flyers have 10 more points than Buffalo and scored 44 more goals.
Before the shutout string, captain Claude Giroux had five points in four games. Giroux has 48 points in 44 games.
Also before the streak, Mark Streit had assists in 15 out of 19 games.
Rob Zepp has been in goal the past three games going 1-1-0 with a 1.90 goals against and a .917 save percentage. Zepp is 33 years old and was a fourth round pick of Carolina Hurricanes in 2001. This is first stint in the NHL after stops in Lehigh Valley, Berlin, SaiPa Lappeenranta, the Florida Everblades and Lowell.
Buffalo had been doing very well at home, but have lost four straight here to fall to 10-12-2 overall.
Buffalo has just seven goals in eight games. Ted Nolan said on Friday that the players are wondering why they aren’t scoring goals. He said it’s because they don’t pay the price. Matt Ellis is a player that pays the price every shift and he said, “We 100 percent have to pay the price. One thing I’ve noticed is we do a lot on the outside. In order to score goals in this league you have to get to the gritty areas in front of the net and you do, you have to pay the price if you want to score goals.”Continue reading "Sabres know they aren't paying the price."