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no doubt ramped up the urgency.
“No question. We haven’t got off to the start we wanted and it’s a great opportunity for us to get out on the road, get away, spend some time with each other,” Gorges said. “Become a team. A lot of new faces, a lot of things have changed. Those little things outside the game are important. It will be a hard test for us and that’s a good thing to push us to be better.”
Antipin, the KHL free-agent signee, has no points and is minus-4 in the first three games. He was particularly poor at times Monday against New Jersey, getting caught up ice with regularity.
“He does a terrific job using his feet,” Housley said. “I didn’t see it as much in the second and third game. He’s got to use that mobility to his advantage, take charge and want the puck.”
Sabres forward Evander Kane played his 500th NHL game and was trying to become the first Buffalo player with three straight multi-goal games since Ales Kotalik pulled off