From another slow start to a string of four unanswered goals to end the game, the Buffalo Sabres were left searching for answers following a 7-1 loss to the Dallas Stars at KeyBank Center on Saturday afternoon.
According to some of their veteran leaders, they need look no further than to the performance of their opponent. Quite simply, they said, the Sabres were outworked by the Stars.
"If anything, I think we should take example of the way they compete, the way they play, the way they don't give up much," Jason Pominville said. "A typical example of a [Ken] Hitchcock team, playing in arguably the toughest division in the league.