Sabres seek end to bad streaks

Still search­ing for back-to-back vic­to­ries

The Buffalo News - - SPORTS - By Mike Har­ring­ton

The Buf­falo Sabres have a chance to get rid of a pair of ill­nesses Wed­nes­day night in KeyBank Cen­ter.

They’re sick of los­ing to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

And they’re sick of not be­ing able to win two games in a row for more than three months.

A pair of ugly streaks are at play here when the teams meet in what fig­ures to be yet an­other quasi Leafs home game, with the build­ing full of their fans.

“The games here against the Leafs are a lot of fun to play in,” Sabres winger Kyle Ok­poso said af­ter prac­tice Tues­day. “A lot of peo­ple from Toronto come down and I know we haven’t beaten these guys in a while so I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to a great test.”

In­deed, the Sabres have found no suc­cess against the Leafs in re­cent games. They’re 0-21 this sea­son and in dan­ger of go­ing win­less in a sea­son series against Toronto for the first time since 1987. And their cur­rent four-game los­ing streak against Toronto (0-3-1) is their long­est since a five-gamer in 1972.

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