Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 3/11/12
Two straight road games. Two straight 1-1 ties with 10 minutes to go. Two straight 3-1 losses. Monday's game in Winnipeg and Thursday's carbon-copy result in Boston are clearly symptomatic of what has ailed the Buffalo Sabres all season. Goalie Ryan Miller has almost single-handedly put this team back in the playoff race but there's going to have to be some semblance of offense -- especially out of town -- if the push for eighth place can continue tonight against the Ottawa Senators in Scotiabank Place. The Sabres aren't scoring like they used to at First Niagara Center, but they still entered Friday tied for 13th in the NHL with 99 home goals (2.83 per game). On the road, however, they are dead last with a paltry 62 in 33 games (1.88). How bad has it gotten? Since November, the Sabres are barely averaging over 1 1/2 goals per game on the road, and they have been shut out or scored just one goal in 12 of their last 32 contests on enemy ice. (It should be noted the NHL counts Bu...
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