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Well at this one of the list. Another way to blow a lead for the Buffalo Sabres here in this season it seems as though. Kick it took a fast and up while just. 49 shots on goal a three nothing lead. And you don't get a point. Loosen regulation. Howdy add all that. Just incredible with this team right now. You going to Pittsburgh. I doubt they had no chance of winning today the way Pittsburgh and plan. You get a great performance out your goaltender. And to me even in all if you're thinking about reviews and refereeing a mean that the play that McCabe slights the puck away. It was close it went the sabres way. Later the review later in the game of course with the high stick. Does not build a sabres way at least in terms of how many people might have thought it should of went. And then the penguins score goals with just under four to play and just under three to play. From Denzel and cheery. And buffalo gets nothing. Autumn night in which they were one short of fifty shots on goal. And had a three to nothing lead to start the game in Pittsburgh so. He added to the file here and this season continues with wonders but what could have been. Paul Hamels and on his way to the sabres dressing or more have reaction and well let's hear. What the players have to say after this one I mean another way to blow a game. As they give up four consecutive goals to the penguins. To him in the third and to a home very late as I said under four planner three to play is when. Pittsburg got their goals and the shots in the game 49 for the sabres had not enough. And a three goal lead as they go to Pittsburgh and get no points. I denied again where the only team in the east that's in the race that could have done anything to increase the damage with a New York Islanders and they lost. Calgary beat them help them out and the sabres can't take advantage let's start things off of the goaltender honors Nelson in Pittsburgh life. It was so what's the it's only earn. I think HMOs Britain's foresters say there were very good option for some ten. Are different the little better team officer that up to 33 nothing apparently you're going. We when you're there are gonna come. Small plastic components are entered in sentiment increased that October them. The spurs are very good team never us them. We're spares them. When a lot of them wanted to tackle let them. Just isn't so timely. Entered it in the third always prized talent. They have figured it looked over how I'd stick us and of course the president actually went and I didn't see it. Pedal seeing on the on the on the on the shots and then most ascension and what should respect and parents as. It's one of those tough breaks and logical for them sorts to suggest there was vote. Look like you were given Pittsburgh's enemy made some great saves in the first period second period all throughout the game I'm in Los not to stop there it seemed like for awhile they were getting frustrated with you. I mean I felt good total team. Implicated. Both consultation with the latest thoughts on the bunker then. It's it's tough to do with Hitler or rules and then there's still Phil Hughes plays played it pretty good game so I. They necessary there at this prisoner new team and when he gets orange justice's. To have some skill players in the north would vote in the not so it's I also as possible. Loss thanks condoms punishing us on the post payment for your head over to educator. Kate cute. On such a great job on the penalty kill you yourself have broken up three on one you blocked shot but how can and everything it seem accurate everything was going great. After you guys killed apparently what happened after that. Yet they had us you know obviously a really great start from the second period there with the push they're talented team over there there. They can run and gun and they're gonna have interest in your zone and you know we knew it was probably gonna happen once or twice in the game and and we weathered the storm they had a power play goal it's gonna happen analysis. We're plus there where Macon where Russia and Cuba that's up weapons so we know we get to the second period and it's 32 on the third and that's a great spot on the road obviously in you know as of late we have and we'll close games and you're a third period I don't think we had a terrible period I think they had in the head there that goal that tied up because obviously unlucky that's. A ballistic and tomorrow it's his stick and it's in the back of the net and you know it's up. Stuff like that happens and again and you got to respond accordingly which we didn't and extreme northern Italy and we have another you know frugally. The rule them you know it's a loan to systems for period. It's it's been our formula for success in the past. Harmony games now and we have good first periods beat I think we sort of point shots this period under the stricter adamantly. You know where I'm fortunate we're hunting pucks were turning pucks over. And you know than either they're tired in Hollywood was that putt thought change. So then you know we can have a there's on roller lines over borders. In the second period they kind of came back Edison. You know it's just it's unfortunately couldn't. Do that purple section. Constant secret caveman brow or else. Jack article on the other senator hears a who. Head over to it. Just 12 yes you are. Check out Horton had a great start 21 shots in the first period score three goals. I mean. Well aggressive in the first and sit back and at the ticket to listen so it enters the film every you know but in the last fiscal. Nothing changes and the bully. He still had opportunities for it I mean he would make some great saves on your guys are you still did get some some push on him at times. Give them way too much. And I date cancer facts and openness to pick the (%expletive) up and their rounds on scan that in so we did reach back in on mills and you know we're lucky it's as far as we did pretty good first period though if what we didn't have filled with stories and it seems like it's. Kind of recurring theme right now and so. You can only see the scoreboard replay very brief suppress a third third goals while. It's. It's tough to. Comment because. One if it was us this critical true that we are all Hussein it is a goal so. You don't know it was a stick I what was that it's. A high stick and not a goal. I don't know I didn't come on Toronto on Monday in those also. It's took penalties and automatically gain access back thumbnails and input for an excellent. Same thing happen much in this Bill Lynn and say things happen a few times worse in the past few weeks of boats blown leads and I found ourselves out of us. Know some can be done much more for her no students sentiment is an entire game. You know craziness retreat here if this person treason and to thrift a second could have been. They've given up after a second so. You know you can't put no thought at all he mid. Save after save after saying it and it's. That's it I mean as much the same game I do so. Thanks Jack excellent post and Brian you. Frustrated Jack -- their finishing up our blue and gold locker report brought you by fed Alice care quality health coverage it's our mission. Visits fit Alice care dot org. Well. There's cycles take thirty they played aggressive in the first. And then let them take it to us in the second the third that's the tell the story it's kind of a re occurring theme with us. Right now there's cycles thoughts probably what many of you are thinking. Regardless of how the individual game plays out over the team that they're playing is the mean it. The re current thing is correct from Michael mean there and not figuring out ways to not only. Here's a term I'll steal from many of them as they've set throughout the year but. Do what they've done to be successful and then realized that they have to keep doing it and the sitting back saying RO I would get I wouldn't throw them out of the boss for that tonight I mean no Michael dissent at a market disagree with. The sabres. Most cold player but I mean he's 49 shots on goalie of eighteen in the third I wouldn't. Say sitting back anyone say they gave in too much space. You wanna say that day at times looked like Pittsburgh was gonna score ten out of which it looked like they are going to accept honors Nelson. Was incredible at times. That's fair but battling on the other end they didn't goal. All out for at times either I mean why apparently still. I mean you can't take six penalties. In the last two periods that's a big thing to look at a first period yes buffalo came out aggressive yes they were on the fore check yes they had Pittsburgh back but. Look at the first period Pittsburgh takes three penalties. Sabres take none. So for six of those minutes 620. You have the upper hand you have your best players on the ice. Your control in the pock you're obviously limiting the other team's chances because there shorthanded so I mean six out of twentieth that a fair chunk. But then you flip the the other side. And buffalo takes three penalties in the second and three penalties in the third I know McCain won occur toward the end. Allen was pretty much almost a meaningless penalty but. That's part of it too will they put themselves in these situations I mean. That's power play were fall goes for interference. Malkin gets the power play blast goal on the nice set up from Schultz on the one timer that made it 32 and again it's 31 of it's still too goal you fill still like you have at least a little wiggle room. But when he gets a three to kind of the feeling of pull on the collar of the tightness on the bands like. That. When it gets to that point. And then the third. I mean the sabres out shoot Pittsburgh eighteen to sixteen. I know I would say if you're asking me quality chance wise who would I give the ads or give a slight edge to Pittsburgh. Byron Nelson in the end here. Mean makes 41 saves. JBK makes a huge say on the goal line to keep the puck out and yes the high stick and Michael's right. If the sabres are the ones that did it. And you know they'd be saying it was good enough for a goal so my view on that is that I thought it was a high stick right away. Every single replay more than I'll mourn a minute damn balls has now come and the media government areas live in Pittsburgh with Paul Hilton. Coach you did out shoot them in the third 1816. For your players to Philly got sent national much and and let them come out here what was your feeling. Well there. A big part of that I think was two penalties that we took in in the third. Given their best players an opportunity get on the ice and there team that got a lot to mature with a lot of speed I thought we did. A decent job of keep him to the outside and minimizing. Especially. The second third period minimizing their good opportunities with the puck and you know we kill the killed only off their late in the third period. It's about the puck from from the Blue Line and it's kick in us and I stick him in the that they've they've tied that with radio. Surprise Riva count at tackle or were you surprised let me ask him to give a response to come back. The high sticking the rule as it is is it's hard overturned. So whether I think it's high sticker and I know it's. It's a rarely one that's over to overturn. It's. You know. When you when they caught eyes go on the ice it's I have a ceiling to overturn let's not. Let's let's let's. Let's it's way out of the realm have a sibling get overturned Sawyer I thought I was I stick but I didn't think it was gonna. Get over turf and guys that they weren't so they're just content after that first period came out after three at an off night fever party that is helping turn that. Trying to go after that. But I I think you know it is spring up and after the first I don't think we held him to. To zero scoring chances in the first. The first seven minutes they had. Before hawks in our trees. Chances from votes or feet away. Honors it's brilliant saves made some saves them. And kept the Euro. I don't know in the first period we got up with. Good for trickled off label on and another. Office is only going up three nothing in the game and it kind of clawed their way back in with them. The first on the on the power play goal make it three Q would that be. At that point we have enough goals in the game. You know it's just a third period put. How much of a factor was wearing that came did you feel when he came in to start second. Well I'd I think. A lot of times good goaltending change it infuse some energy into a team and I thought it. It's certainly did for them and you know as the game all along in the second and the third. We had our chances and we had breakaway if we had the other girls real. Glorious chances to score goals and and I get the fourth one. And and Fleury came up of those big saves and I felt they. If I don't. When I was thinking it was when he made they made 31 candidates that liquid makes its debut premiere for one at that point. Makes them play up to a vendor for breakaway and and certainly by the and that sequence the biggest save. The company controls you've only basically. Yeah you is. You know we haven't we haven't seen. A game like this maybe this year where. It's 45 shots fees 45 on each side of the ledger and you know I thought he was. It was great calmly control there was a couple. Mr. election plays tip plays that he made great saves lost finally kill thereof or five ago we had a redirect across in the slot in the great save on that cover it right out he was. You know he was extremely good. It's. And they're tying goals the bouncing ball on a kick heights section and in the back of the net he had he had no idea where that was hesitant to. You'd think they can. Rio there. We're gonna. We've had a few of these. Few of these lately and and mutual funds. Bigger boat up to whereas in the standings and and what we need to do to get some points here. And I've. You know we're gonna we're gonna have to come off this woman and respond against the Phillies were in the coming on Tuesday. About a month posting amber and back you. Dan bowels of us live post game comments here are the post game brought to you by Paul William belts your power of attorney. Rankles Hilliard Amherst we go right back to Pittsburgh. And get Paul Hamilton's take on this one. Paul blowing leads is. Something that this team seems to be eight. Almost accustomed to now this up they found another way to do it tonight. Yeah Brian got a bottom line this I don't think that was their worst game of the year by any means but. This weekend. The easily. Walked out with 44 points easily it was right there for them. The Tampa game they they could've gotten to points out of that very very easily but really didn't take advantage of chances and you know one of going to a shootout we all know what happens happened there and then this one when your up. Three than nothing and wind up on what to say 48 shots 49. India. And I thought where was phenomenal in the scheme I thought. They did have opportunity in this game I mean what a big goal that would have been for came. I'm not. Ripping him because he's powerful hopping goals that he's not gonna score every time but. Had he been able to convert on that wide open breakaway immediately after the scores three to one to make it four to one maybe we're talking about a different hockey team here but. You know he wasn't able to convert they had other chances on flurry that they weren't able to convert on and get that fourth goal and you know. It to me it's inexcusable. They didn't walk out of this weekend with four points and they walked out with one. Paul here's a stat Howard Simon just reading it out so I'll say it's worthy. 23 times they've gone into the third period 23 times with all or within a third period they've had a lead. And they've lost seven of those I mean that's that's almost one out of every three. Mean that's that's terrible. Statistics to show your your lack of finishing ability here and does that mean we we've heard Gionta Georgia's other players there are O'Reilly say mentally fragile I mean. Seven times you've had the lead in the third. On a 23 and I mean that's just way too many to blow. It's simply they're not good enough. I don't think I'm pretty continually see her for you're right you know that I know that the fans know. They aren't good enough and the good news is that the players. Many of the players that are going to be on this team when they are good enough art here. So many of the players who aren't good enough are not gonna be part of this when one that that time comes. So. It's not just it happens every now and then it happens almost every game com. I can speak for myself I had no illusions I didn't think the game was clinched after the first period I thought there's probably pretty good chance. What happened was going to happen I pretty much sought common. Because of what I've seen before and I just was not at all coming you know it's funny when Johnson three goals. I was in the least bit comfortable because I upset in this building and see that happen before. I've sent Philadelphia march to happen before I've sat in many buildings Amare wants at their home building much happened before upset Arizona. And watch it happen before so. Amman and the other tying goals crappy goal. I don't understand how it's allowed but Dan miles my kinda gave gave us an explanation saying. The NHL very very rarely overturns that and then why every play why bother if if you're not going to overturn things like that. Why bother having replay it's the same thing as why bother ever rule book if they're not gonna call interference there you know the same thing. But it's the fourth goal put the ball OK the third one when he got a bad break. Don't fall to pieces and next thing you know wide open guy got a guy at that point there's nobody in the passing lane. He's he's all by himself cross ice pass tap in for a wide open layup. Where is everybody. You know it's just like their minds just leave them after that usually happens earlier than that that. Third Roy you can live with the fourth one he can't. Polyps that was cycle Paul there I mean it sounded pretty bad but you're standing next to him. Yeah pretty frustrated for very very frustrated then. I apologize if we'd. When we go to talk to me he has to he has no choice fiesta T shirt he can't have the same picture on the war in the game because of contractual obligations so. That's why the bristled at a dead there in there as we waited form he wasn't the manager Ernie and point out right calm but yet he. He he it was very very frustrated Z got to a point where he didn't know what to say I don't blame them. He's exactly right as he said you guys are the same game I saw. What more can be said we all saw and we all saw the same way. And you know me in a frustration mode he said oh you know over the last forty minutes all we did is sit back I don't know I would agree. They did at times definitely Pittsburgh they opt and there are opportunities at times definitely. I did Pittsburgh after Butler play gas but buffalo had their chances. Two. Get that fourth goal in flurry to me. It was a big part of that win for the Pittsburgh Penguins. B if he lets in a goal or two were where were probably sitting here talking about the same thing and I you know who would've thought to Chris Crosby always rips it up against the sabres and Malkin started off ripping it up against the sabres but neither one album. Work on the scoreboard after the first two. And saw if you would have told me playing with tobacco at 43 about Crosby's not on the board of Malkin finishes after the second goal is not an I would should not a product and happened. Those two are going to be a big part of it. Last thing Paul I mean how many times have I said this Tia. Again in the standings a chance a failed chance and opportunity wasted the islanders lose. Nobody else is playing. They could have moved within three had they just held on of that when. Yeah and for me I I talk about the standings and right about the standings because it's my job to. Until they are officially eliminated you do you have to pointed out you have to. Throw those scenarios out there but I'm under no illusion that they're going to bear they've shown me nothing to tell me they're gonna go on a streak. That would be required to get in the playoffs so. Calm to me that all ended in Arizona. As far as I'm concerned. As far as jail booking and say boy there's a real chance here and there are two in my mind there really isn't. But we're to talk about it we're gonna write about it until their officially out so. It is as it has happened I mean teams have ripped off ten straight wins to finish the season and alls and on the playoffs or is never happened. But I haven't seen anything to tell me that's very close to average a point that happen for them and I mean look at. Look how bad the penalty killing us this year and the penalty kick there was a power play goal this game but still I think the and we can last ten games has been absolutely stellar. Where Chicago. Where they are still losing the same way they're losing so you've improved your power play great or your penalty killing greatly. I think you're getting having Josh Georgia's been a big part about it in his play has improved quite a bit. But where's Kanye. I mean you've gotten guys back from injury which are still playing the same why is it's not getting you anywhere so. There are scoring better than a goal a game more than they did in the first 21 games of the year that should that should improve your standing. Doesn't so. You know things that that as a stat person would say helps improve a team. Some things I mean some things haven't changed their shot totals. You know for the most part haven't changed they're giving up. More shots and today they're getting run over more than they used to so he of that hasn't changed but things that should change things around art. So you know you won how how could we expect that they're gonna go on some sort of streak. Paul thanks so much great job tonight we will see here Tuesday against Philadelphia have a safe flight on the buffalo. Okay ticker hi Paul Hamilton live in Pittsburgh here on the Paul William belts post game Ford three the final. Sabres leading 83 to nothing after one accumulate 49 shots on goal. Donating it a point in this game tonight. 8030550. Year calling locally in buffalo won 888550. To 550 if you're calling anywhere around the world on the toll free line. He gets sent us attacks on the AT&T text on a number 5555018. Tee covers 99% of all America mobilizing your world. He hit me up on Twitter tonight sent me a tweet at Brian WGR. Part all of our local affiliates this is the time are gonna say goodnight to you we'll talk he Tuesday at 730. With the sabres and the flyers from downtown buffalo. Gonna keep listening to the post game go to double BGR 550 dot com or on your WGR app. And if you are on our flagship here in buffalo Sports Radio 515 more Paul William belt post game coming up if you're on all stick their calls Lee front and center will we return. Sabres find another way to not finish off the game up three. And get no points 43 Pittsburgh went that I Brian called deal. Time now this is the Buffalo Sabres radio network. That's who pops right back up for accidents don't have to be nice one handed caddy here if they continue the battle along the boards. Dan Dunleavy on the call your senator poker deck of the game brought you by Seneca poker inside the Seneca nagger casino the real deal for winners only Cody France and right there with that it. Welcome back to the post game 43 Pittsburgh. Beats buffalo. A 49 shot effort for the sabres. And a three goal advantage. 23 times this year Howard Simon is through this out earlier thought it was a good step 23 times the sabres have been in the third period with a lead this year. And seven times they've lost. 723. With a third period lead. Talk about lack of finish cool. That's stat right there shows you all about it Michael to me sounded. As frustrated as ever. And I've already got tweets. Michael's gonna want out after this year like. All right I don't and I think he can just do that I mean want to. Who is leaving at that but yes there's people that are do you think in that. RD 030550 here let's. Now they should be fun let's start off. All right how about Erin in Amherst your on the air and god. They're both complaints so the first thing is about and it came as. As it is critical or is this guy is. You and me is to look at reliability in different ways he is terrible player defensively. And the guys just horribly undisciplined. And I don't understand what about what is an action. Mean how many games and although we have to look at this guy say these penalties undisciplined penalties and that cost us games this the first play. An appointment is on how long. You can have very is that pretty adamant treaties stations about that you know his confidence cities is expressed in the cold look at. Well if he's realistic that the coach. Damn well better make changes the lineup venture because. Is that going to be a lot of people myself what could do it to record. Shell out money to watch this garbage. You know they think because we're gonna make the play out here it's the for analytical look quite so we ghoulish or probably over the same PowerPoint it's it's ridiculous as subsidies to be done. Tighter thanks Eminem knock on the bench Evander Kane. The penalties are untimely with them all agree with that. The of the broken sticking at the end I don't know really care I mean he's trying to keep the puck in east. Couldn for into the stick at what are that part of buddy has taken. Some untimely penalties but he's lead the team in goals and our convention. Proposals out and have anybody else. They don't nick Telerate a more ice time all suddenly he's this he's not going to matched by. But yes I'd like came to cut back in the penalties but I don't think Evander Kane is the biggest issue right now this team. It's. Partially I think what you went there at the end. Simmers got to do some with the defense part of being a hole on the league is that your strong defensively. And they are not no doubt. Are right Pittsburgh is where we go now here's Luke on the post game I look. Hey thank you particular call them and perks operative offered an ankle in the middle of her knock. I would. Let them both for four years and I came back on campus image as important as Eric by integrating them. In that last period that was absolutely awful there's no other way to put it. I mean. I'm not at all like that. As far as I'm concerned at least over who actually don't. I go he's it's a player. And who wants dot com that we won that lottery only missed on. Though Coleman well and I really think that it was a woman. Well look I don't think anybody thinks that. Michael was better than me David but the plot the point of that was that. You're going to guarantee yourself one of them that was the that know no one did it as if to say that you were gonna win or lose with beat David of course. Murray would have taken it David if he had the choice but that that the point was that they were guaranteeing themselves of one. Of two players one and a generational player and meet David and one. Who looks like to be legit in terms of what he's doing right now offensively in a very very good a franchise player. They. Won't let don't don't come up there but what do you think about that they were Kevin. Even Matsuzaka. Michael and and I do have an appointment so it wouldn't accommodate the net. I call. Well I'm not gonna give you the third points and does what he what are you gonna do they couldn't draft off that Matthew was late. At a high you want any blame here to go to the sabres they. Tim Murray didn't have anything into the ping pong balls it because of he would have arranged them for them reveal its economy David. And yes Austin Matthews is having a very good year too but so is Jack cycle you wanna compare game. Point per game. I think you're looking in the wrong spot Brian if you if you wanted to. Strand second guess the rule what players that savers drafted in and did they get the lateral and that's not the point the point is listen the port. He hit his point is make David they couldn't trafficking right and they couldn't draft Matthews they were drafting first either year and that I don't think there's any doubt that comic David dees. Probably the best player to commodity and guess what the drafts and Sidney Crosby. And if Tim Murray had the opportunity to draft him he would've site. You your issue should be more on the defensive side of things if you wanted to take issue with receivers have built a team I think. Thank you for calling Luke but I just I can't see throwing blame for not having economy gave her estimate these on the scene I mean this. They're all great players. Jack cycles Buffalo's bass player and he will be for probably a long time but. I don't see how you could say that Austin Matthews economy David have anything to do with. Why this team is blowing teams are now. Rick is next in west Seneca go ahead wreck here on the air or gotten somewhat yes. Loopy has stated that are good obviously. Got too much of you'll smoke in his brain. Because I hit it and you know you're right absolutely Michael 81. It research team this year whether or not he was Gothenburg router would ever written grip. Picked we have our scheme he's the sparkle to receive but I tell you one other thing to me. Most RT but it is just watching. Colliding. I'm a power play or even. As it apparently. You don't ask for you wouldn't need. Wearing a tactic shop for it or you know to beat I don't know anyone standing up. This side of the net or on the net and he's doing absolutely nothing to stop. They go through I feel so bad for for Eagles and what are app where he made this team to win this game and you know. I think seated gains as the hole aggregate when I thought they had a lot of topics in the first period I think a lot of other things. Including bad calls. Penalty and it didn't Akron. They are of course it is game. Made a difference in the game it's a little bit. Of that you know as partly created this a lot of quick you know so I don't know I I just don't know what to say about. How this team doctors point. You know I like I do know what is it. I think it does seem really bought art. For more of the game maybe they did you know ever a couple of this future of ever look at or didn't let up. I mean and it just kept coming. And you know when and why it may get. Change. In the second period by political editor. You know putting in your first string goaltender so to speak. It could really put it sparked anti human and give them a little bit more bullet but. I great thank you Rick appreciate it out of the coaching move to put flurry and worked well he was tremendous marine. Was not and beyond the sabres take advantage given credit. But flurry was excellent. I eight. You know I'm not gonna disagree with Michael that they sat back of the times they did Pittsburgh which is absolutely flying from start to finish. ID you know I didn't see at any point where I felt comfortable watching this game like are the sabres are fine year Pittsburgh were all over them. And it was really honors Nelson who was excellent throughout that kept it going so yeah I mean I don't. I don't have much I don't have any issue with what Nelson did tonight I'd I mean Pittsburgh's. Really really good. And I thought the sabres to be up three nothing after one immaculate again anyway from their offense but the defense. With McCabe swiping it out in split second time in some of the save Nelson have mean. I'd say you'd take that every single time and run of the bank. And I know that people say well they setback is even eichel said they set back at eighteen shots in the third. Are the numbers of parliament gets got to be the most they've had the third this year I wouldn't think I don't I would feel like every member of the hit nineteen of its money at third period. And yes I Pittsburgh's chances might have been better I think I can argue that but. I didn't four C. A total just melt down of all my god they sat there and an even try to get the fourth call law mean. I think that was there to think Pittsburgh's really good. And went Pittsburgh's really good in their on their a game like they work for most of it tonight late. It's tough not to keep the puck out of the net. And Nelson almost pulled off the heroic performance. For three penguins comeback to beat buffalo rankles new here on the Paul William belt post game. Let's go. To. Mike in Amber's now hi Michael had. You're leading brands. At last night's game in Iowa and it's game I think. I would say. This you have the big thing. Alone knows. And blown leads and you know three announcements is it's got his status to grab people's minds. You know watch him perform like there's. And I like like those points a lot. And it would not surprise me if we're talking about a culture and firemen. And it ended its season the way this team has performed policies and long when hagel came back. Knew that this. Statements say received an a little bit I think we're not one line wind up coming short to play out that there into the year. Never let alone. Tim thanks Mike. The lack of finish I mean these are the seven blown leads. The shootout record. Michael's injury Kane's injury. I mean them those people are so all you're making excuses there are these are facts if he's if these are my reasons by the sabres are not. It would make the playoffs I'll put it on ads on them I mean I'm not blaming anybody else owns than this team. It is. Horrific. Performance and shoot outs. Inability to close out leads. Against great teams like Pittsburgh and against her on this team like Arizona. It's. Injuries to good players. Jack cycle in and McCain Ryan O'Reilly of all had significant injuries Kyle post on now does here at the end where they obviously could use him as well. Those are excuses those are the facts. I think they Arafat here. Hence the word fact in the lord factor I think that that's the reason that's part of the reason whether or not now might saying if Michael. And Cain are healthy all year that they're sitting in first place in the Atlantic either but their factors as to why they are where they are understandings. Scratch at least one more here. Before to break market can mores with us here in the post in I'm Marco had. You mind seeing about apostles in the glowingly. So parents obviously need help it is not a slow. It it's frighteningly so. And they're like pylon on the ice whether you're playing great team like Pittsburgh or Chicago. Or you playing that day actually like Arizona. I would just to get most of the report on the Buffalo Sabres goaltender to pronounce the. The mall is not a threat to support the concern either. It moments but this deterrence is so slow on Bob Murray. I want to tell them they have to find such men and I don't know what they're doing and Rollins all could carry the puck. But you know what if they had don't have nearly speed. I don't want to get this game is now the speed of the NHL this stance in the meat and years ago. You know and I think they have to address it's about being able to play running gun and the Buffalo Sabres are not there yet in that regard. I thank you and Paul said Paul Hamilton will say that some of the sabres speed is still coming whether it's. Talk about Betsy east new Lander Bailey will get more minutes. Now they made a trade this off season that many question is putting myself that got made its lowered offensively that was the pass it for cool cop trade. Pass six gates I'm not calling him Bobby your but he skates well I think well. And cool cop has not school costs been hurt. Take that into whatever argument you wanna do about how good he's been this year he's been hurt. It's been very tough to judge how good or bad cool cop actually has but now he's out because Falconer tonight baltics keep penalty. Leads to a Malkin goal fell another time tries to clear bad break but it goes off Schultz and into the net so I mean it. Earth sure against sewn into the net so I mean you know these are all little things that just add up this is why the sabres are they are the standings. Art this you know there is no getting a break him but Lou called back. Mr. blaming them for me David in blaming them for Matthews I know we have a third point. Lucas by a bad decision on my part prove me wrong what is your third point. Our. I caught yes give me a full of very good third point here to save save your identity on this night here a month. I'd say. I'm I'm not blame on the server like in general. I have Brian. I'm sorry I'm just sick about that bird sabres. I also am just that of all of this. All of that I'm frustrated and acquire all of the food and I'm sorry but like. The game I I'm right there and I'd really like we knew that something I'd stood up and when we get all of their com why news and all of the sabres as and you don't know tree line and I had been involved and I. And and and we we came out we blow it away. A door handle and we dominated at the okay. It. We kept them. Down and and we fell short. And and under a world and so sect. And and we and I bet they imply and everyone here may know those things are now. And secular. And I bet. And you know we are all. About the I'm sorry but does the belt. I loved the order of the old. Your look your general keep Golan are. Also all are. You could. Talk him out. Reports that we've had great at all. It definitely particular. Effect at all and oh. Yeah. And odd that general manager and you don't agree. You. Go out. And how. I Luke. I nick usually never get a second try and the post game here but. I feel like though after you said Austin Matthews was the reason and powdery Dave was the reason and I didn't like it he sabres up there with I'll call. Passionate frustration. And let's go longer than probably should of their but. I felt like. I think it I it I just I. I felt pain hearing his pain and I don't need to wait I don't have a thing or what. Psychologist agreed you know I Sharon later they were out there right at the share that I have your wish the chair across from me here but. Luke I mean you're literally it sounds like your most crying here on air and you are. Brian your fan base that was asked to wait it out. How much waiting gonna have to do and I think that's what that's the frustration. You heard and loops looks voice now they've is that the game tonight you had that frustration but. How many more years he gonna have to wait for I'm not a Stanley Cup but a playoff team up a playoff team that went to series either sport. And and that's I think the frustration her through on that second call. The tweets about Luke now are incredible. But I'll give turning buffalo the winner for the moment saying we are all Luke. 43 Pittsburg. More post game coming up. Don't go anywhere there might be more look to come here. This is the Buffalo Sabres radio network. Submitted below the goal line. We'll sit at the peg would start to make change. Brought its. About it. While he got there somehow with the portion of the slide. The sabres one nothing lead will ride for another moment. There we go save of the game for it's Cuba or local Geico agency 15%. In just fifteen minutes feature free got a quote from locally just got call and or Tim lynch Jake McCabe. Grabbed the puck just as it rarely is about to go over the line under steals and a great in this one by the way. Final shot totals the sabres yes a jaw dropping 49. Shots on goal eighteen in the third. Pittsburgh with 45 both teams had one goal a power play sabres won a five and Penn's work. One of four power play report brought you by your Western European Steelers we are professional grade. The three stars go this way the third is Brian Gionta. He had a goal which put buffalo up two to nothing. They will as Justin Schultz who had a goal and two assists he start number two and Marc-Andre Fleury who came in. In period two and shut out the sabres the rest of the way. Clearly was a nice move tonight by the penguins and Marc-Andre Fleury is the first star in the high impact player of the game brought to read a lot port outdoor store high impact here for hardworking men. And women the attendance tonight at PBG paints arena thank goodness I don't have to say that on a nightly basis 181600. And 53 and buffalo return home to keybank senator Thursday. Awesome a 740. Puck drop against the Philadelphia Flyers. Tuesday and I say Thursday Tuesday. OK don't get to fire herself out. They don't play actually next Thursday now. You be place Thursday that's right they are in Cleveland for the next term. Okay well. Should we take a few more I don't know if we if anybody can. Can follow up Luke there I don't know we're gonna get anything like that again but there's still a few market collars Paris okay. Let's try a about Fred in Cheektowaga. Let Fred go ahead you're on the air okay thank you yes go ahead you're on the radio. The accuser in well with a good deal about not Apollo loop there but. You know how many do I promised I wouldn't state too much on the bills like we are one buffalo here on my gut against her comment and a question. I'm out there with the question is what we do. Let Google get involved. Our every night at snapper and again the purple team that people all it would be general manager. You know and I think what really bothers me. With Tim Murray he's gotten. And now you'll you'll agree or disagree but he has set bake accountability. Act against it. You know I'm forty years old and I think it here and yeah we got to put a better team on a product pilot Don TI. What wondered what you gonna take action. At 11 for the record I ever alt key when hardly ever get a do something and take action. I well I mean Rick I I don't wanna. And on the LA if finish but I mean that the guerrillas fired Rex Ryan before the end of year to a five year deal ate a lot of money to do it so I mean there was action there. Who knows you might see Dan Viles a fired after year two of the five year deal so I mean I. To fire both coaches. Chapter two fifths of a deal that are paying them a lot of money each I mean. The ownership remember is not making draft picks and not making trades and not signing free agents there essentially doing two things there. Spending money in approving money to be spent and that's. So you know I mean I. Any hockey decision a marketable interior Ken Vogel for I mean if you wanna. Call after owners for saying are they committed to winning because of the financial reasons I think that's fair. But I don't know how much farther you wanna linked to the the coolest to. The fact that if you know the sabres maybe haven't. Have all have a horrendous defensive corps at the moment I mean I'm gonna throw that Morant simmering and I am on the the coolest I'm not saying that there isn't blame to go around everybody in the organization at this moment but. Up and that more on the GM and what I and commentary. Right and and that's why the question at what point do they get involved I mean the reason why it. People like myself look a colony and is because they're the functions I mean. You know. I hate to say that in a hope that our crew but I and I think Brian thank you alluded to it is. A year two years now I mean if we can't get Michael and Rangers or Austin or uniform I would be one bit surprised. I mean that's why if the question at what point do you poll fire alarm. As typical with the general manager are you can't bury it yet. Because that the market cocky guy and that they accountability agent and then we put our time at her money in that he's the guy. And you get you to toxic excuses. I Fred thanks. Yeah I mean. As far as your your original point. If the owners make it you know essentially give Murray the heads up go ahead Walid the contract you can make coaching teams and I think you could say OK that's. That's a positive step you know what I love the owners to maybe be a little bit more vocal in terms of what they would like for the direction of each of these franchises. I think you'd be nice I'm not saying it's required a distinct should be nice. But you know other than that. Terms of the day to day operations of who's in the lineup was not a lineup who did we sign him to be traitor not trade like that's more on the GM. And in game strategies that's the coach. So I mean that's kind of how I look at it I think they all have a handy in the guilt here. Just you know how you associated who what gilts with what person at this point is. Obviously may be everybody's gonna draw a line editor for spot but thanks for the call Fred appreciate it 8030550. All right but I think we can squeeze in a couple more here. Pat and I gotta get your updated here too before nine let's try. They guys that Michael Elmo raiders defense spectrum we. That didn't help out opened talks I. Have a beat her current vehicle. People are all part where I'm. At a pressure but as. Birth or are these aren't the purpose of it picked up atop the art. Did. The Pope. Who short on that particular. Early you can also essentially destroyed or is particularly well well well Rio draft pick that we had. True or Richard Robert letter would go out there or pick your target of treatment at all. Well the last report I've always had a particular political group of because they played well you know it grew for a trip to search for her college tour sponsor them. RJ thanks and trades for Marie that what didn't work I think Joseph Riley trade you'd have to say has a 100% worked out in their favor. McCain trade for now. If that trade was about getting it got to go with the puck in the net the sabres have had a long history of not having that guy got its if that doesn't shy away from. Wanting the puck on his stick in wanting to shoot. I mean I I will give. Merry and eight plus for the O'Reilly trade. At this moments I know we gave up a lot for Cain but isn't he doing exactly what. He kind of was objected to in the trade get a guy that can skate like the winds and get a guy that put the puck in the net and not afraid. To. Have the puck on his stick and a big moment so the came straight at the very least I'm still gonna. We look at your staffer got treated for six on graphic and oh he wasn't the cog in the trade and no they give up for an LeMieux in some an army. Tyler Myers you really think he has something that you need to have back at this moment so you know I still save on the draw the line and that trade I'd say at this moment I still think Murray won that trade at. Those are his two biggest trades the letter trade people are always gonna link to the first round draft choice if Lennar was obtained for a third rounder people right now it's sale we stalled trade so. If it's a second rounder probably feels just right. And because it was a first rounder as soon as Lennar has a bad night people ready to jump on itself. You know I think that trades always going to be be unfairly viewed I don't think letters perfect he clearly has issues with shoot outs but. In the second half of the year when I you know you look at players that I think have been good for this team I'm putting Evander Kane on that list of putting Jack like on that list and I'm putting out a letter on that. List. I do I get. That sentiment on the break McNabb trade agreement is yet I sort out right but Hudson bashing is only had thirteen game losing NHL it's not like. The sabres have decided he's not an NHL player as of this moment right. You law you can do the argue that's on the loss side of the trade but because great to have you played some big minutes for LA. He sees or any consistent and he still has been ink and that trade looks worse at the moment when your defense is in the state candidate I agree yes toys I think that's fair. I one or two more enemy getting pats updated Evan is next in Amber's hi Evan go under the post game. They should take the right call. I just wanted to say that I think it was definitely a job. Greats. Game by under Nelson he's deaf or aid should not be put on the lost because of this game by. What I was wondering I had a question that put this out on Twitter do you due to equip all of these long called you can't not blown calls work. And blowing leads in this third period do you think this could be the endless gun belt. It's part of his resume that has had two years to develop here as the coach. His ability his team's ability to finish leads is definitely I think near the top of the list for him so. If files was going to be let go at the end of this year I think. Pat you practice it is one of the reasons why his teams on ability to finish. And not be able to you that the term that you've we've heard players he's a post in quite a bit as well we. We see what it is to be successful we have success but that we don't. Continue to play that way and you know hearing the words sit back all that sort of stuff you know Paul says to us all the time that miles mud does not preach them to. Use that quote for you sit back or hold on he wants them to go north south up and down the ice it just. Seems like we get to see that quite of I wouldn't put that on tonight's game as much thought mean. Right we have 49 shots on goal and it's it's one of those things see you get to the point where all right. Can you make wholesale changes the delight at who we've heard Brian Gionta other players talk about how systems really are not that much different. That they don't really vary from coach to coach is a little nuances that might be different different terminology different phrases. What is it that the message isn't getting throw or is it that the players. Can't can't understand the message are the players on the team. Not getting the message the right way is it on them is on the coaches and ultimately how is two years enough time to to find out. Tonight to me. Is more about. They are you know they got off to a great start. And I think they the sabres were fortunate to not have Pittsburgh scoreless first period that McCabe qualities like the way still to me it may be different Cameron those shows that it's in whatever. I just think you're playing one of the best teams in the league Pittsburgh was essentially flying for sixty consecutive minutes. And it was only a matter time before they were gonna score it was just really going to be to the point could you outscored by the end didn't. Well the sabres had their chances and guess what here's a repeat phrase they didn't finish them so. Instead of it being a fought I fought Stevie at 54 win or 44 game go to overtime you only got three. I think Pittsburgh was going to score tonight just like you can just see it right from the start. And buffalo dodged it through many ways some of it their own good playing good goaltending but. It's just I would put tonight more on the fact that this Pittsburg was is just a really really good team. They decided they were gonna put their pedal the battle for the final forty and the sabres I thought at times looked like they were hanging out in a time that thought they were trying to get that lead back again and just couldn't get it going and Marc-Andre Fleury had some of the we do that do. Brian it's not a hell I'm willing to stake my claim on or anything but and if if you Gifford again bowels night after his second year. Don't you start to go down the road the Buffalo Bills. The other team in town a little bit when every two or three years you it's automatic with these coaching changes be unique you can only go by that they history the team but Ron Rolston. Was not clearly not the right coach he was let go. Ted Nolan clearly not the right coach he's gone it is Dan also the right guy we don't know but after two years he ready to make that decision. I I don't know because I you're talking about a fourth coach he in less than a decade. And if there is dissed the disconnect between. The new core Michael Riley wrist allied in that group. And files hunt yes who's gonna lose out in the end the coach is gonna lose out so it might happen anyway right because if those three aren't happy with the coach twelve. It's a lot easier to just change NHL coaches that it is too. Moved Jack Michael Ryan O'Reilly samurai and arrest was drawing and a macro because that's not gonna happen. Bread and then it becomes all right. Did Tim Murray build the right team and that's that that'd be the next logical step what if if a change were to be made in the next coach comes in. It has to work for Tim Murray or else I think up. Joey Lewis did we gotta squeeze doing here you got about twenty seconds so go quick gulp. I just think everybody needs to relax some of Montreal Canadian fan true and true. So I've removed the emotion that goes even with a valuation of the Buffalo Sabres actually. Are you about three years if Michael with healthy the first whatever gains of the year be different story I think that everybody needs to relax. Okay joked thank you. Think a nice one for us to end on here tonight take a deep breath. Steen was not winning the Stanley Cup this year regardless of this outcome tonight in Pittsburgh it was yes people who watched on the stretch. But whether you're in Joe's case here. The relax or the Luke who is almost in tears or wasn't here's like. I understand at all. Have watched every minute of these gay this year has not been pretty at times and the blown leads are definitely something that's going to be a big reason why this team is watching the playoffs is set of participating in it this year. Our before we leaving here for three Pittsburgh over buffalo rankles you deal let's get a final update from pat here around the NHL but thanks for. Ryan just a very late night in the league did go sabres weight early Iran the flames a 52 win over the islanders so another opportunity for the sabres to draw closer to. The islanders they could not do it. New York will finish the night with 71 points the sabres remain five back in at second wild card spot elsewhere games on going. Late in the third period two goals by Eric Staal had a wild out to a 31 lead over the sharks try to close it out there. Halfway through the first period a pair of goals by the blues has given Emmitt to nothing lead over the avalanche on no story yet between the ducks and the Canucks. -- game late in the first period. Actually that game getting a score now finally ball or backdating his first of the twentieth of the air freight one nothing lead. For Vancouver and that once the Cox lead at one nothing there and halfway through the first period between the coyotes and the hurricanes. They had yet to see their first court tonight. Blue Jackets three nothing went over the doubles as Sergey Bobrovsky makes twenty saves in the victory also a couple of tickets punched the big dance to the NCAA tournament selection Sunday. Just over or under a week away now. As number 21 Wichita State. When he Missouri valley conference for the study 151 wind and the automatic bid there Winthrop is dancing with the seven 659 win over Campbell. And also. My darling a couple years ago Florida Gulf Coast when a victory over north Florida claims the Atlantic sun and automatic berth in the NCAA tournament prime. Thank you pat for all of you that are that called and still trying to Colin and I hold we appreciate colony but it is nine I gotta let the rest of the screw. Get their work done and get home. And I think as Joseph Louis and said the last collar which analysts reflect what they are writers say right. RE. OO am ex lax Aaron Rodgers had a good year solace and him. Maybe if we all this player like Aaron Rodgers not as it. I know are gonna look territory that's forensic expert bank. And pull our people are from Luke. Listen I'm not gonna be surprised if Tuesday if Luke's hosting a show here. Have a child I've had my chance here for ten years a look at the Steve's done just look at dimensions that's right. Don't. Yes that's right they are. I'm not I'm not mocking look it up fans reacted to it that they they agree with the sentiment and how he felt tonight if you miss this the infamous Lou call. We just put it out on the deluge our Twitter account and I just retreated as well at Bryant will be gypsum. All right well I did not expect well I will say addicts. Would have expected to Pittsburgh to beat buffalo but it did not expect we would have this much fun on the post game. I appreciate all you sticking through us here and listening to all the phone calls and the post game grants. Wanna think TJ locked in for having to screen all those policy niner game network producer thank you TJ Pamela Carla is scoreboard updates. And good insight to save me at times throughout the game Paul Hamilton are reporting in Pittsburgh stars from him is always in from our game announces the end up leaving and robbery thank you gentlemen my name is rankles seals the penguins beat the sabres four to three. We will talk to get on Tuesday. We'll try this again 730. Downtown buffalo with Philadelphia in town right here on the Buffalo Sabres radio network.