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Postgame audio: Lieuwen a new voice on an old result

By Mike Harrington

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Nathan Lieuwen makes one of his 23 saves (Getty Images).

CALGARY, Alberta -- The Sabres were pretty good defensively, probably as good as they've been in many games, over the first 40 minutes here Tuesday night.  But what does it matter if you can't score?

Another one-goal game. Another goal by Drew Stafford. No one else scoring. And the 3-1 loss to the Flames featured a season-low 14 shots on goal -- including only 10 all night by forwards. That's six goals in the last seven games, all of them by Stafford (4) or Tyler Ennis (2).

By the time the team plays Thursday in Edmonton, it will be two weeks -- two weeks! -- since anyone other than those two has scored. Pretty easy to see how one more regulation loss sets a franchise mark of eight straight.

At least rookie Nathan Lieuwen looked sharp in goal. And the kid was bright-eyed and smiling during his postgame chat with reporters too.

Click below to hear what was said in the locker room from Lieuwen, Stafford and coach Ted Nolan.

Nathan Lieuwen

Drew Stafford

Ted Nolan

 

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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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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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