Buffalo (WKBW) The Buffalo Sabres have had some bad losses already this season and you can put Tuesday's 2-1 setback to the Winnipeg Jets at the top of the list. Just ask the fans at the First Niagara Center who had no problem booing the hometown team on several occasions.
"We're not playing the caliber of hockey this city deserves", said Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller. "We deserve to get booed".
The Sabres problems started just one minute into the first period. The Jets Evander Kane knocked down Buffalo captain Jason Pominville behind the net and then fed Bryan Little out in front for centers third goal of the season. Andrew Ladd would give Winnipeg a 2-0 lead at 5:46 of the second period. The Jets took advantage of a Nathan Gerbe turnover in the Buffalo zone. Ron Hainsey would set up Ladd for his 8th of the year.
The lone Sabres highlight came late in the second period. Jason Pominville scored his seventh goal of the season to cut the lead to 2-1 with :21 seconds left in the frame. That is as close as the Sabres would get. Ondrej Pavelec made 29 saves for Winnipeg to hand the Sabres their fourth loss in the last five games.
"From the top down to every player something has to get shaken up with our attitude more then anything", said Miller. Sabres Head Coach Lindy Ruff is clearly running out of answers for his team which dropped to 6-10-1 on the season. "We have to take a hard look at everything. It's what we have to do", said Ruff.
The Sabres play in Toronto on Thursday.