They need more efforts like the one tonight in Montreal.
They played great. The other team was just better.
Goes without saying, the Habs have looked great to start this season. And Cristobal Huet played just phenomenal tonight. I've always liked him. I think it's unfortunate the Montreal media and Canadiens' fans can give him so much flack, but maybe that is helping him up his own play.
But back to Buffalo, if they don't right their ship soon, if they don't find their legs and get the team going in the next few months time, they're going to be in serious trouble come the second half of the season.
I must add, I'm not surprised the Sabres are where they are at this point in the season. Just look back to my Season Preview blog from a month ago! I predicted a 5-5, slow start (at least slow by Buffalo standards the last few years). I totally saw this coming.
But now's the time for them to get themselves together. What better time than the next eight games against divisional foes? Keep playing like they played tonight, and they'll be OK. But they need to bring that same effort every night. They need to keep that energy flowing.
Lose your confidence now, throw points away, then we're in trouble.
Pull it together, boys. You can start Wednesday at HSBC Arena.