Friday night against Boston, the Buffalo Sabres were lustily booed off the ice by their own fans after a disheartening second period performance that saw them get outshot 16-7. Getting booed while headed to the locker room after two periods has become a habit for this Buffalo team, and it's a habit they need to break soon if they want to turn things around.

How bad has the second period been for the blue and gold? Almost half of the Sabres goals against this season have come in the second period, 25 out of 54. They lead the NHL in goals against in the second period by a healthy margin, and they're currently being outscored in the middle stanza 25-14. Their -11 goal differential in the second is the worst differential for any team in any period, save the NY Islanders and the third.