Alarm clocks were a necessity Monday morning for the Buffalo Sabres.
The trans-Atlantic flight did serious damage to the internal clock of some of the players.
"I woke up at 3 a.m. and couldn't get back to sleep," defenseman Tyler Myers said.
Rookie Luke Adam said he was up from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. before finally falling back asleep.
"When my alarm finally went off, it felt like it was 2 a.m.," Adam told NHL.com
Even Christian Ehrhoff, a native of Gemany who makes the flight on a regular basis, admitted to struggling a bit with jet lag on Monday afternoon.
Coach Lindy Ruff, though, was happy the sleeping struggles did not manifest themselves in Monday's practice session.
"I thought the guys looked pretty good this morning," Ruff said. "I thought their jump was good and I think going into tomorrow's game it will give us another measure of the energy of our team."