If there was any doubt before tonight, the Buffalo Sabres are in full on tank mode, and the players on the ice are already playing like it. The Sabres were crushed by the Montreal Canadiens tonight, getting outshot by an astonishing 42-15 total as they lost 5-1. It was an embarrassing performance for the Sabres, who looked out of answers after the game. Just how bad was it? Check the post game comments below to find out.
Sabres Dominated In Every Way
We poked fun at how the Sabres were outplayed by Montreal in their previous two meetings, yet still managed to steal a win in each. Well tonight, karma came back like a you-know-what. The Sabres were soundly and unacceptably outplayed in every facet of the game. There wasn't a single thing they did well tonight, unless you still think hitting and fighting win games. Kudos to Patrick Kaleta and Steve Ott for trying to fire up their lifeless teammates, but nobody else on the roster was buying it. Aside from a few Rochester call-ups, nobody on the team played with any sense of passion, or even professional dignity. And there are still eight games to go.
There's really nothing else to say about this game. Oh, except...
Steve Ott Did This
DBTB Three Stars
How bad were things tonight for the Sabres organization? They didn't pass out second period game notes, and thus nobody (at least among the bloggers) could vote for the three stars. But just for fun, let's go with:
1. PK Subban/Brenden Gallagher
2. Rob Ray, who took a helmet and stick to the face when a frustrated Ott threw them off
3. Whoever was responsible for playing the WWE theme for Fandango on the PA during a time out
Post Game Quotes
"We got our butts kicked. That's it."
- Ryan Miller
"We had too many passengers tonight," and "If I knew, I'd solve it."
- Ron Rolston, on why the team shows a lack of passion so often
Comment of the Game
BUF - MTL FENWICK/CORSI GAME
Operation Tank, FULL SPEED AHEAD-bgred105