In a unique scheduling quirk, the reigning Stanley Cup champions and Super Bowl champions were in Buffalo over the last few days, and things didn't work out too well for the home teams.
On Friday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins blanked the Sabres, 4-0, marking the third consecutive shutout for the Sabres. That was a first in franchise history and pushed the Sabres' scoreless streak to 180 minutes and 51 seconds without a goal.
"Three games now with no goals. We've just to be hungrier," said Kyle Okposo, who scored the last Sabres goal at 19:01 of the third period in a 3-1 win over Edmonton on Nov. 24. "We've got to be harder to play against at home and that just wasn't acceptable tonight."
On Sunday, the Bills lost to the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, 23-3, after trailing 9-3 at halftime. Tom Brady set an NFL record for career quarterback victories against an opponent with 27. The Patriots' win came in front of a lot of empty seats at New Era Field.
In between, the Sabres and Penguins hooked up again in Pittsburgh, with the Penguins notching a 5-1 victory. At least the Sabres scored, but they fell to an NHL-worst 6-17-4 record.
So if you are scoring at home, that was three losses in less than 72 hours by a total of 32-4. It was far from a #OneBuffalo kind of weekend.