The Buffalo Sabres continue their losing ways dropping a 4-2 decision to the Colorado Avalanche at the First Niagara Center.

Ryan O’Reilly, Matt Duchene, and Gabriel Landeskog each had a goal and an assist to lead Colorado while Cody Hodgson and Marcus Foligno scored for the Sabres.

O’Reilly got the Avalanche their first goal of the night at 8:44 of the first period. Duchene set up O’Reilly with a pass in front of the net, where he was all alone with time to beat Sabres goalie Ryan Miller (22 saves).

Landeskog would make it 2-0 in the first at 11:57 scoring on a wraparound goal. The Avalanche lead would grow to 3-0 just 57 seconds into the second, when Duchene beat Miller on the power play after tipping O’Reilly’s shot in front.

The Sabres made it a 3-1 game when Cody Hodgson fired a slap shot past Jean-Sebastien Giguere (28 saves) at 5:31 of the second. Thomas Vanek hit Hodgson with an outlet pass and Hodgson let his shot go from just outside the faceoff circle.

Paul Stastny made the score 4-1 with his first goal of the season at 8:34 of the second period.

The Sabres would cut the lead to 4-2 at 1:05 of the third, when Marcus Foligno scored on a scramble around the net. The Sabres would pressure the Avalanche in their end for the better part of the period, but were unable to beat Giguere again.

The Sabres have lost nine of their last ten and will host the Boston Bruins Wednesday night, October 23rd.

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