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Posted: Saturday, 31 December 2016 5:31PM

From the locker room: Sabres-Bruins

Robin Lehner:
"It just felt like there wasn't a lot of life today for some reason. Couldn't really get going. They're a good defensive team with a good goaltender. Rask makes two good saves, and if you want to win against a team like this you gotta have a little more than that. We let up a little bit... We gotta work better. Everyone."

"Of course we're angry, we're disappointed. We expect more but it feel like we're chasing it out there. It takes a lot of energy for us to get something going, then it doesn't take a lot for our opponents to get something like a 2-on-1, 3-on-2, breakaways, whatever. Sometimes they get a lot of good, quality chances from them earning it. We have to earn everything."

Samson Reinhart:
"We had out opportunities. We had out looks. It's frustrating. Something has to change and it has to come from the inside."

"Right now [we're struggling] with our decision making with the puck. We're finding an open guy, but it's not at the right time. It's not with the right support. When we do have success, everyone's on that same page. Everyone knows where that next play is and everyone's going to track it down and get on the puck."

Brian Gionta:
"It's a tough league. When you're not committed to [the game] for 60 minutes, you're not going to come out of it on the winning end. We need to find a way as a group to buy into that, and make sure we're doing that as a collective group."

"We need to get more desperate. Guys need to understand where we are in the season and in the standings. We need to start making a move now. We can't continue to wait. We said it before Christmas, it was a big week and we blew it. And then again this week we had two huge games coming in against these guys for the final divisional playoff spot. It's disappointing."

Dan Bylsma:
"The challenge for our team is being able to play for 60 minutes. Every game is not perfect, and this game certainly wasn't. They got the early lead, Larsson gets injured early on and only plays a few short minutes, Gorges also gets injured and we're stuck with a short bench. We had opportunities on the powerplay to get back into this game and we came up short there."

"I think everyone of us should be [as emotional as Eichel]. We know the situation we're in and we know how desperate we are at this point in the season to win games. We should all find that desperation, that urgency, and that anger."


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