As the Buffalo Sabres' slide continues, their frustration is mounting.
“It sucks. It’s the worst part about hockey," defenseman Rasmus Dahlin said Sunday after back-to-back shutout losses to the Philadelphia Flyers. "We have to turn this around.”
The Sabres scored two goals in their next game but lost to the New York Rangers. Heading into Thursday's game at the New York Islanders, they're last in the East Division and rank 29th in goals per game despite having the third-best power play.
“If we had answers, we would be spitting them out," captain Jack Eichel said. "We’re trying to figure it out as well. It’s a really good group of guys in there, and we’ve stuck together, but it’s definitely been tough the past little bit.”
The Sabres had their season paused by COVID-19 protocol and nine players were on the list at one point. They've gone 2-7-1 since returning. Eichel missed two games with injury and $9 million player Jeff Skinner was a healthy scratch for three games.