The way things are going for Tyler Myers, it's surprising his foot connected with his equipment bag when he kicked it in disgust Saturday.

The Buffalo Sabres defenseman fell deeper into his season-opening slump during the 6-1 loss to Montreal. He was on the ice for all three of the Canadiens' goals in the second period and finished minus-3.

"I think sometimes when you're focused on not making mistakes it ends up that you do," Myers said in Bell Centre. "I think I just need to get my head around just going out there and playing my game the way I know I can.

"It's a tough time right now. I've just got to work through it."

How's his confidence?

"How's it look?" he said with a grimace. "I think you guys can tell."

Myers and defense partner Jordan Leopold were on the ice for Boston's final three goals Thursday, so Myers had a stretch in which he was victimized for six of seven goals allowed by Buffalo.

Coach Lindy Ruff hinted Friday he might sit Myers or Leopold, but he put them back in together. Even though Myers struggled again, he'll likely be in the lineup today when the Sabres host Florida in First Niagara Center. Defenseman Andrej Sekera left the game against Montreal with a lower-body injury and is doubtful for the Panthers.