By John Vogl
LAX -- One team is the best in the NHL and hopes to win another Stanley Cup. The other is trying to lose as part of a grand "blueprint."
The result was predictable. It was a debacle in every sense of the word, a low point in a season full of suffering.
There have been a lot of losses in Sabreland this season, and plenty of them have been complete mismatches. But there hadn’t really been a blowout, a night in which Buffalo’s players stared at the scoreboard and watched the tally get worse and worse and worse.
Anaheim finally slapped one across the Sabres’ bewildered faces Friday.
The best team in the NHL toyed with the bottom feeders from the opening minute to the merciful end in Buffalo’s 6-2 loss. The Ducks put the pedal to the floor in Honda Center and shellacked the Sabres, dropping the visitors to 3-15-1.
I'm getting ready to fly back to Buffalo from Los Angeles. It'll be interesting to see when I land if everyone still has a job.