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Sabres report: Inside shots

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Perhaps the most impressive aspect thus far for a Sabres team that continues to roll is the fact it hasn't lost two consecutive games all season. Six times the Sabres have had the opportunity to start a losing streak, and all six times they have rebounded with victories.

It's a never-lose-two attitude that the team has had since Day 1 of training camp -- an attitude that will be tested again Saturday night at Montreal, following the Sabres' loss to Florida on Thursday.

"We've worked with each other and found ways to win," goaltender Ryan Miller said. "We have an attitude that we are not going to quit."

In the six games following losses, Buffalo has outscored its opponent by a 27-14 margin, including Tuesday's 4-1 win over Tampa Bay that followed a lackluster 7-4 loss to Washington.

Last season, the Sabres had seven losing streaks of two or more games.

"We're playing to win as many games as we can," center Daniel Briere said. "We're closer to our goal, and inching closer to the playoffs."

The Sabres dropped to 1-2 on their season-long five-game road trip after a 3-1 loss to the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Center Daniel Briere scored Buffalo's lone goal, his fourth in the last two games.

After a scoreless first period, the Panthers took a 1-0 lead on Olli Jokinen's power-play goal nearly five minutes into the second. Briere tied it with a goal late in the period, but Florida iced it with third-period goals by Ric Jackman and Stephen Weiss.

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