It can't be called a heartbreaking loss for the Buffalo Sabres, given their atrocious season thus far, but their loss tonight against the Ottawa Senators will sting a little more than most of their losses this season.
The Sabres found themselves in a 2-0 hole after allowing a goal just 10 seconds into the third period. Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford scored later in the frame to tie the game, but Ottawa was able to score the game-winning goal in the final minute of the third period. The Sabres had a power play opportunity with 15 seconds left in the game, but failed to convert as Ville Leino whiffed at a bouncing puck in front of the net as time expired.
Buffalo's power play finished 0-7 in the game, while Jhonas Enroth stopped 33 of 36 shots, but it just wasn't good enough for a win. Enroth has just one win this season, though most of his lack of success can be faulted by Buffalo's inability to score. Still, the Sabres were able to come from behind and tie the game, but Enroth failed to make a save at the end of the game to get his team to overtime.
Buffalo will stumble into the Olympic break with the loss. Drew Stafford said after the game that the loss "sucks" and that the team was hoping to gain momentum going into the break. The good news for Sabres fans is that the Olympic break is finally here, so they can enjoy world-class hockey, instead of suffering through the disaster that has been this season for Buffalo.
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