The Buffalo Sabres had plenty of opportunities to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday night but wound up losing 5-3 in a key game for them, prompting winger Drew Stafford to express disappointment.
"It wasn't like they (the Pens) blew us out of the water," the Buffalo winger said. "It's why it hurts a little bit more. They have two of the best players in the world on their team, but we could have played even better. We didn't play our best, but we were in the game with them. I had a chance in the end to tie it up, and I just missed it. It's frustrating."