DON’T GET ME STARTED wonders what Darcy Regier must be thinking after his team went down to another defeat.

The Bruins scored a pair of goals, 3 minutes apart, past the midway point of the third period making things quite difficult for Buffalo as the season starts to wind down.

Doing the math doesn’t require an Einstein to figure out that the game against the Boston Bruins was as big as they come.

First order of business is that the Sabres now have only 12 games remaining on the schedule.

Earlier Philadelphia beat Washington in overtime 5-4.  The point will keep the Capitals ahead of Buffalo in the standings and all of a sudden the Flyers moved ahead of Buffalo in the standings with only Tampa and Florida behind them in the Conference standings.   Washington picked up a point to put just a little more daylight between these teams.

The Rangers, Islanders and Carolina were idle.  The Rangers have 2 games in hand; Islanders 1 game in hand; Capitals 1 game in hand and Carolina has 3 games in hand on the Sabres and all are ahead of Buffalo in points.

That makes it a difficult task for the Sabres as they head into the home stretch of the season with the trading deadline coming up Wednesday.

That’s what made a Buffalo win so important against the Bruins – but they failed.  It’s almost a certainty that many fans will be calling for Regier to make moves that will help the club.  He stated he’s looking toward the future…..that means draft choices.

Also wondering what Terry Pegula must be thinking at this time.  Whether or not he regrets giving Regier that extension.  In any event, the Sabres chances for a playoff berth are going south faster than birds in the winter.

Fans will be looking in these next three days to see if Regier does anything that will help the club in the future……or if he will do something to justify keeping his job.  As far as the game was concerned.

The teams skated through the first 40 minutes without a score and only with some bruises.  Both teams came into the game struggling, but Boston righted itself while Buffalo continues its downward trend.

Buffalo had several good chances but couldn’t get it done.  Then with just about 7 minutes left in the game and fans looking forward to probably another overtime/shootout game, Boston netted two quick goals.

In a scramble in front of Miller, David Krejic sent a wrist shot for the first goal of the game at 12:54.

Three minutes later, the Bruins added the insurance goal when Nathan Horton tipped in a shot that eluded Miller, sending Buffalo to its 4th straight loss.

Boston outshot Buffalo 31-26.

So, now with a dozen games left and Buffalo really looking up, even though they are only 4 points behind 8th place Rangers…….the games in hand mean a lot and there are now 4 teams ahead of them also battling for that final playoff spot on Don’t Get Me Started.

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