Marcus Johansson laid it out plain and simple following a 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at KeyBank Center on Thursday.
The Buffalo Sabres turned in strong stretches, including a second period that coach Ralph Krueger felt was one of their best of the season. The difference between winning and losing, Johansson said, was not being able to finish their chances.
"We definitely created enough chances to score goals and I think for a lot of that game we were the better team," Johansson said.
"Second period, we played really well and we pressured them and pushed them back but we come out emptyhanded out of that period and it's frustrating when it's like that but, you know, winning hockey games you've got to score more goals than the other team and we didn't do that."