Sabres Ruff know why they’re struggling


‘“You need a combination of secondary scoring and a little bit better play away from the puck. If you jump off to a lead, typically you put a team in a bad spot. Let’s say you’ve made some mistakes, given up the 2-on-1, the breakaway, some of the stuff we’ve done at home, that’s always another factor. And then you’re chasing the game, you have a lot more aggressive style, you have to cheat a little bit more and that usually leads to going the other way. It’s a combination of both, I think the secondary scoring is very important, but I think getting the lead in a game is equally as important.”’