VANCOUVER - Following their overtime win in Calgary on Wednesday night, Jack Eichel and Evan Rodrigues described the atmosphere on the Buffalo Sabres' bench in a manner that was reminiscent of their early-season, never-quit attitude.
Two nights earlier, the Sabres felt they were emotionally deflated by goals against in a 7-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. They used the time between those two games to restore confidence, and it paid off in a winning effort.
"We had a great practice," Jason Pominville said. "We had a really, really good meeting. We had a meeting after, the boys talked. I think you can't just sit there and feel sorry for yourself and dwell on losing a game, whether you lost it 7-2 or 2-1. A loss is a loss and you've got to move forward.