Nolan: ‘That was like an NHL team playing a pewee team’

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The Buffalo Sabres have only played in three games, but they’ve been very bad so far. Despite some members of the Sabres trying to portray the team as capable of defying expectations before the 2014-15 campaign got underway, Buffalo still looks like a team more likely to win the draft lottery than a playoff game.

Sabres coach Ted Nolan isn’t willing to accept that the Sabres are in a race for the bottom though as he tried to light a fire under the squad after Monday’s 5-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

“That was like an NHL team playing a pewee team,” Nolan said, per the Buffalo News’ John Vogl. Buffalo was outshot 44-12 in the defeat.

“You just try to shoot the puck down the ice 15 times, you might hit the net 10 times,” Nolan remarked. “It was bad.”

He vowed to “sort this out” though and “figure out who wants to play,” per the Sabres’ Twitter account.

The 0-3-0 Buffalo Sabres will play against the 0-2-0 Carolina Hurricanes tomorrow. They are the only two teams left in the NHL without a point.