Sabres Suffer Humiliating 9-1 Defeat Against Bruins: Buffalo Falls Further From Pack

In yet another crushing blow to Buffalo sports fans, the Sabres faced an abysmal defeat at the hands of the Boston Bruins, with a final score of 9-1 at the Boston Gardens Arena. The loss extends Buffalo's losing streak to a grim five games, while Boston's victory solidifies their position, tying them with the Florida Panthers for fourth place in the Wales Conference standings. With only seven games remaining in the 1995 season, the Sabres find themselves languishing in dead last, a full eight points behind the second-to-last Calgary Flames.

From the very start of the game, it was evident that the Sabres were in for a tough battle. The Bruins dominated the ice, outshooting Buffalo 32 to 14 throughout the game. The first period alone saw the Bruins net four goals, leaving the Sabres reeling and struggling to keep up.

Despite a brief glimmer of hope in the second period when Mario Doyon managed to score Buffalo's only goal of the game on a power play, it was quickly overshadowed by the Bruins' relentless offense, adding another five goals to their tally before the final buzzer sounded.

The Sabres' performance was marred by penalties, with Lane Lambert receiving a game misconduct in the first period, and a string of roughing and elbowing infractions further disrupting Buffalo's game play. Goaltender Al Jensen's valiant efforts fell short, saving only 13 out of 18 shots before being replaced by Clint Malarchuk midway through the second period.

Meanwhile, the Bruins capitalized on their power plays, converting two out of nine opportunities, with Alexander Mogilny, Zigmund Palffy, and Alexei Kasatonov leading the charge. Mogilny's stellar performance, with two goals and three assists, earned him the first star of the game, followed by Palffy and Kasatonov.

The loss not only deals a severe blow to Buffalo's hopes to end the season with any positive things to build on, but also underscores the team's struggles throughout the season. With only a handful of games remaining, the Sabres face an uphill battle to salvage any semblance of pride and momentum as they fight to climb out of the league's basement. Meanwhile, the Bruins' impressive win streak puts them in a favorable position as they vie for a spot in the postseason.

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