Phil Housley didn't mince words following a 4-0 loss for the Buffalo Sabres to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night, their third shutout loss in a row. The Sabres coach described the defeat as "quite embarrassing" and said it's up to the players to make the choice as to whether or not they want to turn their season around.
"It's not going to be easy. It's probably going to be one of the [most] mentally tough things they're going to have to deal with in their careers," Housley said. "Hopefully we'll look back at this stretch and learn from it. But right now, we're in the thick of it, there's no easy way out.
"It's about digging in and having a lot of pride and showing some emotion. When you get to this point, it gets down to each individual and they're showing some emotion for the team and the team concept."