The dreadful 2014-15 Buffalo Sabres added another historical footnote this afternoon by recording just 10 shots on goal versus the New York Islanders. That’s tied for their franchise worst, which is made worse when you remember that they established that record earlier this season.
To their credit though, the Sabres only barely lost the 3-2 contest, not that captain Brian Gionta was grasping for a silver lining.
“10 shots in a game just isn’t going to cut it,” Gionta said, per the team’s Twitter feed. “You don’t give yourself a good enough chance with that.”
“To score in this league, you’ve got to get more shots and more traffic in front,” Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. “Whatever reason, tonight we didn’t have it.”
In addition to the two 10-shot games, Buffalo was also held to 11 shots on Dec. 31, 12 shots on Oct. 13, and 13 shots on Dec. 4. The Sabres are last in the NHL with an average of 22.6 shots per contest. They’re also in the NHL basement with a 16-35-3 record.
The Islanders improved to 34-18-1.