The Buffalo Sabres jumped out to a hot start against the Ottawa Senators. 2 goals on 6 shots. That was about as much offense as the Sabres could muster, only adding 7 more shots through the final two periods.
A constant stream of penalties leaves the Sabres out of the playoff race. Oh sure, mathematically the Buffalo Sabres still have a shred of hope when it comes to making the playoffs, but after two games of blowing two goal leads against doormat teams that have no chance of making the playoffs.
Lindy Ruff made his displeasure known after the game, locking players in the locker room for fifteen minutes, barking at players with words that Tallinder had dared not repeat in front of microphones. The climb into the playoffs just got harder, nothing like making a mountain out of a mole-hill.