Game 6: High-danger chances lacking
The Sabres had the Canadiens on the ropes but fell for the classic trope of letting a team hang around long enough to beat you in the end.
BUFFALO — It’s a hard thing when a team is able to do mostly everything the right way and to come away on the short end of a decision. That’s how Monday’s game went for the Buffalo Sabres in a 3-1 loss to the Montréal Canadiens.
The Sabres outshot and out-attempted the Canadiens but had to eat another early-season loss. The scoreline doesn’t look flattering but the rest of the box score does and while that points out how things are coming together in a way, the lack of a “W” in the end is the part that stings the most.
“This team and this group will score,” Sabres coach Don Granato said. “Yeah, it’s frustrating tonight. You had numerous chances that they didn’t convert on. But I do think, as I said, when you’re struggling to score, go to the net more. Be willing to score maybe the ugly one, the grittier one. And that’s how you resolve it.”
Buffalo is 2-4-0 so far this year and it’s easy to get panicked because most of the division is having success early on, but the lack of net drive is clearly something they’ve got to do more work on.
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