The Buffalo Sabres' power play has been a disaster so far.
The Sabres rank 22nd in the league with a 15.6% conversion rate with the man advantage, but an even bigger part of the problem has been shorthanded goals allowed. Buffalo has surrendered a league-high six shorthanded markers, which means that with five power-play goals, they've actually seen a net negative in that aspect of the game. Only Buffalo and the New York Islanders are negative on the power play at this point in the season. "Better, quick puck movement," Sabres coach Phil Housley in regards to how to address their power-play issues. "We're holding onto it, which is giving other teams on the penalty kill an opportunity to get in position. We have to move the puck quicker whether it's low to high or it's high to low. It's got to be done quicker. We have to have more urgency in that area because we hold onto it, they get a stick on it, now they get two guys, now we're in a battle. We shouldn't be in that position if we just move it quickly."