Sabres in need of a jolt
The Sabres suffered another loss in which they got down early and were forced to play catch up yet again. Despite the collective youth and injuries, they need a shake.
The Buffalo Sabres demise on Wednesday night in Denver came via a script that’s become a bit too familiar.
Colorado piled on three goals in rapid succession in the first period and forced the Sabres to work from behind to try and come away with a win, or at the very least a loser point. Despite playing a great second period in which they came away without a goal, there wasn’t a comeback to be had.
The continuance of seeing the Sabres fall behind in games is well beyond the problematic stage at this point. It’s been such a regular occurrence that when they do grab the first lead of the game it’s a genuine surprise. Teams are never perfect and rarely do even the best teams in the league have every game start out the way they’d like, but the Sabres are not one of the best teams in the league despite the bevy of young talent and the poor starts lead to a lot of questions surrounding the players and coaches alike.
The poor starts are just one of the issues. The power play, after looking like it was about to turn the corner a couple weeks ago, has gone quiet once again and the hope is that with Tage Thompson and Alex Tuch back that it’ll only be a moment of time before things start to click. The Sabres don’t have that kind of time. They need a jolt of some kind and where that comes from has to happen soon, or else the hole they’re in when it comes to the playoff race will be too deep to climb out of.