The Buffalo Sabres are forgetting to know what it's like to score.
The club was shut out for the third straight game on Friday night - this time at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team has now dropped 10 of their last 11 games. With the club clearly hitting rock bottom, head coach Phil Housley called out his team to be better.
"It’s quite embarrassing," Housley said. "We had a game plan, and I don’t think we executed on that.
"The only way this is going to change is that group in that room. They’ve got a choice."
The Sabres currently occupy last place in the Eastern Conference, and with another game against the Penguins on Saturday and the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues next week, things won't get any easier.
"Hopefully, we'll look back at this stretch and learn from it," Housley said, according to Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News. "Right now we're in the thick of it and there's no easy way out. It's about digging in, having a lot of pride, and showing some emotion."