There have been plenty of problems with the Buffalo Sabres over the past three games that have contributed to their recent three game losing streak, but one stands out as particularly egregious among all 30 NHL teams:

The Buffalo Sabres rank dead last in the NHL in faceoff percentage, and it's so bad that they're even not within sniffing range of 29th place.

The Sabres have won just 40.1% of their draws, and sit in 30th place in that category, an incredible 5.8% behind the 29th place team! And it's not just their young, inexperienced guys that are falling off the pace.

Their three leading centermen in terms of faceoffs taken are all currently below 40% on draws - Tyler Ennis and Cody Hodgson are right around 39%, but the veteran Jochen Hecht is sitting at an abominable 31%. Steve Ott is chugging along just fine at 48.3%, while the only positive surprise for the Sabres is rookie Mikhail Grigorenko who is winning faceoffs at a 47% rate as an 18 year old. It's sad to say that the Sabres can't afford to send this kid back to Quebec - not for his offensive skills, but because he's the Sabres second-best faceoff man.