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Sabres' Eichel: 'I'm sick of losing'

Sidney Crosby / USA Today Sports

The Buffalo Sabres are off to a 0-3-1 start this season, and after finishing with the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference a year ago, Jack Eichel's patience is growing thin.

"We've got to just figure a way to be sick of losing," Eichel said, according to Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News. "I know I'm sick of losing. There's a lot of guys that are sick of losing. There's a difference between playing hard and playing hard and smart. We've got to execute our game all the way through the lineup, myself included."

The Sabres haven't held a lead since the mid-way mark of the third period in their season-opener against the Montreal Canadiens. The club is averaging just 2.25 goals per game, tied for the third-worst mark in the league, and are conceding the third-most goals (4.25 goals per game) as well.

What's more shocking is that Evander Kane, Jason Pominville, and Eichel have combined to score all nine of the team's goals, meaning there is a desperate demand for secondary scoring.

"We all need to relax," Eichel said. "We have a lot of good players on this team. It will come. It will come. It's frustrating it's not coming right now. We want to see results. We're working hard but sometimes working hard is not enough."

After dropping a 3-2 decision to the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night, the Sabres will be back in action on Saturday against the Los Angeles Kings where they will look to finally get into the win column.

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