The Buffalo Sabres went off for five goals in Thursday's clash with the Carolina Hurricanes, but it wasn't enough to secure a victory.
Buffalo dropped a 6-5 decision in overtime, marking the eighth time over the past 10 games that the team has given up at least four goals. Following another frustrating performance, forward Sam Reinhart voiced his displeasure with the club's goaltending of late.
"We can't expect to win hockey games 6-5, 7-6," Reinhart said, according to The Athletic's John Vogl. "We need more from our goalies and we need it from the start of hockey games. It's frustrating."
The Sabres have averaged 4.5 goals against per game over their last 10 contests, the highest mark in the league during that stretch. As to be expected, Linus Ullmark's and Carter Hutton's numbers in that time aren't pretty:
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With Thursday night's loss, the Sabres now sit four points out of the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.