Bruins coach Claude Julien didn't try to sugarcoat his team's 4-2 loss at the hands of the Sabres Thursday night at TD Garden.
"From start to finish, we were totally flat tonight," Julien said. "From first player to the last. We didn't have it. We never seemed to find our game. When your team is flat, it's flat. Prepare for the next game and make sure it doesn't happen."
Adding to the frustration was the fact the Bruins had a pair of one-goal leads, with a chance to add to it against Sabres Olympic goalie Ryan Miller, but couldn't find the finishing touch. The Bruins had 40 shots on net but were held scoreless in the third period as they fell for the third time this season to the Sabres.
The Bruins next play in Denver Saturday afternoon against the Avalanche before traveling to Los Angeles for a Monday night date with the Kings.