Another night, another loss. The players may be different, but the results are the same.
Nathan Lieuwen made his debut in net. Rasmus Ristolainen was on the top defensive pairing. Cody Hodgson moved to the wing, and Tory Mitchel made his return from injury - but none of it mattered, and on paper, this may have been the worst of the seven straight losses for the Buffalo Sabres.
The NHL's worst offense managed only 14 shots on net - that's for the entire game - and only managed an unassisted goal from Drew Stafford en route to a 3-1 loss to the Calgary Flames. They now have just six goals in their last seven games, all courtesy of either Stafford or Tyler Ennis.
The loss gives Buffalo its longest losing streak since 2003, which coincidentally was the last time the team was awful. The Sabres franchise has never lost eight games in a row, so look out Edmonton!
Many of the team's problems will sound familiar to longtime Sabres fans, as Ted Nolan noted after the game.
The Sabres will attempt to avoid setting a franchise record for futility on Thursday versus the Oilers.