'"We always find a way to lose," winger Jaromir Jagr said. "Bad breaks . . . in overtime. Bad bounces. When you're losing, you've got to get a streak together, a winning streak, and I think after that it's going to turn things the other way. But even when we get the lead it's like we start thinking they will score."'
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'It was Washington's third straight defeat and sixth in its last seven games, a stretch in which it has been outscored 24-13.'
'The Caps are winless in their last five home games against Buffalo (0-3-2).'
'"We had the lead and we were playing a team behind us in the standings," he said. "We're desperate to get the win and we did not find a way. It's real frustrating. I don't know, I really don't know what to say."'
'Buffalo hasn't won more than three straight all season.'
'Miroslav Satan scored the tying goal with under a minute remaining in regulation and Stu Barnes tallied the game-winner 70 seconds into overtime as the Sabres rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals.'
'"But on any night I think they're very, very dangerous and you always, always have to be on your best behavior against a team like that, because they'll make you pay."'
'There should be no resistance to entrusting Regier with the future of the franchise. He has, ever so methodically, earned the benefit of the doubt.'
'Ruff…is among the team leaders in excuses. His favorite, poor goaltending, has become an organizational crutch.'
'The Caps are 2-7-1 in the second of back-to-back games, with both wins coming against the Florida Panthers.'