A day after being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff put the Sabres through an hour-long practice, their longest in weeks, if not months.
Ruff also gave his team a harsh, 10-minute tongue-lashing about underachieving. "Nobody wants to lose," captain Jason Pominville said. "It's not fun. The mood isn't fun. Everybody's grumpy. It changed from a couple days ago where everybody was in a great mood because we still had a chance. Now it's just not good enough."