From the Locker Room: Sabres-Stars

November 4, 2017

Hear from the Sabres' locker room, including Robin Lehner, Jack Eichel, and head coach Phil Housley following the team's 5-1 loss to the Dallas Stars.

Robin Lehner

On the tough start for the team: "I think we came out well, I think there's a missed play behind the net there and they got a goal fast. I think we shouldn't have panicked, we didn't panic and then they got a tough bounce, [the puck] was going right on my stick and jumped up on me and they scored on the rebound, and we were behind two nothing. Then they scored a thid off that play, [I] honestly think the guys played well today."

On the short night in net before being pulled: "It's a game of mistakes, I made a mistake there and together with a bounce and a good goal, you know, we were down three nothing and it's unfortunate."

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Jack Eichel

On the frustrating start: "I thought we had a pretty good start, we were playing in their end, and getting some opportunites, outshooting them [in the] first period and then they just got a couple bounces and all of a sudden you find yourself down pretty big and it's tough to come back from that. It's a good hockey team, so, we needed a big effort tonight and obviously it wasn't there, so it's frustrating."

On the power play not scoring again: "I think we had some good chances on the power play, moved it well, I mean obviously I think on that first one it's a bit frustrtating we weren't able to get it setup, but you know  after that, you know, we had some chances, you know, probably want a few back, I think. I had a breakaway and I dumped the puck in the corner so, it's kind of tough."

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Phil Housley

On the game overall from the team: "I thought we had the start we wanted, we came out, we were forcing the play, we were forcing the issue, just a couple bad bounces. If you look at it, our first period, some of the goals were tough ones to watch and look at because I thought our guys played really well and it's unforunate but, you look after the first period it was a 1-1 hockey game so, you know, I thought we had the start we needed."

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