Boston showed Buffalo just how far behind they are in the pecking order in the Atlantic, while the Sabres lose Martinook to a nasty injury.
Carey Price couldn't find much to say after reporters entered the Buffalo locker room.
The Sabres, who had climbed to within a 3-2 score with 13:35 left in Saturday night's game in front of a near-sellout crowd of 18,512 hometown faithfuls, gave up four unanswered tallies in the final seven minutes to lose 7-2 to the visiting Bruins.
"What can you say," said Price, who, after three games in Buffalo, is 0-3-0 and sports a abominable 4.51 GAA and .851 save percentage. "We've been close to getting over it, but we just got flat beat the last (period)."
To make matters worse, assistant captain Jordan Martinook left the ice after taking a bad hit from Boston's Tanner Pearson with just three seconds left in the second period. He did not return and his prognosis is not good, said head coach Jim Montgomery.
"Looked bad, we'll see tomorrow," said Montgomery. "But I'd imagine he'll be out a while."
The Sabres weren't picked by many (if any) to contend this season. But a 0-3-0 start wasn't what GM Thomas Gidlow had in mind.
"Tough start," stated Gidlow. "We've been in games for most of them - we get to the middle or second half of the third period and we can't seem to play the way we did before. Got to turn that around and play a full 60 minutes, obviously."