It was a difficult game and one they'd like to forget. The Buffalo Sabres are coming off a 5-1 loss at Winnipeg on Tuesday.
But for coach Ted Nolan, it's not about his team learning how to react to losses but rather how to stick with the process through the highs and lows of a season.
"Not so much reaction to results of the game it’s a process which we’re trying to maintain," Nolan said in First Niagara Center Saturday morning as the team prepared to host the Colorado Avalanche. "Wins and losses, you can’t get too high, too low on them but the process and how we’re going about our work, we have to get better and better all the time. Whether we won a game, we want to improve. Whether we lose a game we want to improve the next game. We just want to keep the process going. We’re playing pretty well. "
The Sabres recalled Mikhail Grigorenko for the game. He will play with Cody Hodgson and Chris Stewart.
Expect to see Brian Flynn center the second line between Drew Stafford and Brian Gionta.
Josh Gorges is back in. The defenseman missed two games with a finger injury. Tyson Strachan is out with a lower body injury.
Mike Weber and Cody McCormick are still out, but Nolan dais they will make the road trip and could play in Boston Sunday or Detroit on Tuesday.