Buffalo Sabres lose wild game in Buffalo

BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Tyler Ennis
BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Tyler Ennis /
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Buffalo Sabres
BUFFALO, NY – NOVEMBER 22: Tyler Ennis /

The Buffalo Sabres woes continued on Wednesday night courtesy of the Minnesota Wild, as they lost their seventh consecutive game.

The Buffalo Sabres headed into the contest against the Minnesota Wild riding six straight losses. Nothing has seemed to be going right for the blue and gold as of late.

This game with a little more importance than usual, as the Sabres acquired Marco Scandella and Jason Pominville from the Wild, for Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno. This contest would mark the first time that each of the four players squared off against their former clubs this season.

Yet, only one player would make a difference in the goal column in this one. Ennis popped one in for the Wild, while Nino Niedereiter scored two goals in the contest to propel Minnesota to a 5-4 win over the Sabres.

Here’s the three takeaways:

1) Sabres depth actually getting involved

One of the biggest problems for the Buffalo Sabres this season is that lack of depth scoring. The third and fourth lines have looked like they’ve been trying, but they rarely make an impact on the outcome of the game.

Wednesday night’s game was a different story. Jordan Nolan found the back of the net twice, while the likes of Jacob Josefson, Johan Larsson and Nathan Beaulieu all pitched in with an assist. Kyle Okposo also found himself in the the assist column.

It was a great outing from the depth players. They made a huge contribution for the club, probably more than usual. The questions remains; will they keep it going?