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Sabres head into Olympic break with last-minute loss

By John Vogl

OTTAWA -- Buffalo has reached the Olympic break, and that’s fine for the players and their fans.

The Sabres allowed the winning goal with 22.1 seconds left Thursday night to drop a 3-2 decision in Ottawa. The Sabres have losses in 11 of the last 13 games (2-8-3), so a break sounds like an awfully good idea.

“Guys are pretty frustrated and mentally pretty beaten up,” left wing Ville Leino said. “We probably need that and try to charge batteries here and finish the season.”

The Olympic trade freeze comes at 3 this afternoon, but Buffalo GM Tim Murray doesn’t expect much movement around the NHL.

Before I head home (after six games in nine nights in four cities, I hope my wife recognizes me when I get back), here are some audio clips and game highlights.

Ted Nolan

Jhonas Enroth

Tyler Ennis

Henrik Tallinder

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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