End of Season Press Conference, Part I

Via: Sabres.com

‘When you put younger players in bigger role situations and they are move up the lineup, there was reference to giving up leads. We had fairly good success at locking down with two lines last year, elevating the Roy line to a higher position. They were pure offense last year and asking them to maybe try to lock down on the defensive side of it, we struggled. They struggled as individuals. But there was growth there. Some nights it was tough growth, but there was growth. We’re built around offense, we have been. We tried to maybe nudge that back a little bit to try to shore up some defensive liabilities, which at times we were able to lock into a pretty good mold, and at times we weren’t. I think those games that we gave up the lead even down the stretch were games that cost us dearly.’