BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The losses keep on piling up for the Buffalo Sabres.
With losses in all four games so far in a five-game homestand, the Sabres will look to end their home stretch on a more positive note when the New York Islanders visit on Thursday night.
The Sabres (14-29-10) were dominated in consecutive losses to New Jersey, Florida and St. Louis but Buffalo did put up more of a fight in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks. In that game, Ryan O'Reilly forced overtime with a late goal before the Sabres ultimately fell in the extra period.
"It's tough," Sabres center Jack Eichel said, according to the team's website. "You get one point. You battle back, you play a good hockey team and you feel like maybe you deserve the second one but you don't get it."
"I thought we did good things, but you battle back against a desperate hockey team and obviously you want the two points. I think there's the opportunity to make a few plays and we're just failing to make them. That's been the tale of our season." << Read more
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