The 0-2 Buffalo Sabres will have yet another tough test tonight when they play the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7 pm.
The Sabres are fresh off of a 1-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators, in which Ryan Miller made 45 saves. Head coach Ron Rolston was not pleased with his team's performance in that game.
"We didn't play a very good hockey game at the end of the day," Rolston said after Buffalo's loss. "We didn't take care of the puck at all. We turned the puck over a ton. We just didn't take care of the puck through the neutral zone at all and didn't move it quick enough when we had it."
Rolston said that Kevin Porter, Bryan Flynn and Zemgus Girgensons was his best line combination, and that is a cause for concern.
"I thought that was our best line, Porter, Flynn and Girgensons," Rolston said. "They just play with effort and play the right way. It's a simple game. We don't have enough guys playing the right way right now early in the season, so we're back to square one. We're in trouble, in terms of elite in this league. We've got to take baby steps at this point. Playing one of the best teams in the league, one of the most talented teams in the league."
The Sabres are in for a tough task tonight in Pittsburgh. The Sabres have allowed 80 shots in their first two games this season, and to the credit of Miller, only three of those shots have found the back of the net. Buffalo will need to find a way to defend against Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby and the rest of the talent in Pittsburgh. That is no easy task.
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