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What we learned from the Ducks' 5-1 victory over Buffalo
What we learned from the Ducks' 5-1 victory over Buffalo

At a news conference announcing a glimmer of good hockey news in this city Monday, Buffalo Sabres President Ted Black told of how “10 years ago, this was a distressed franchise.” Well … OK, the city was named Monday as the host of the 2016 NHL Draft, and there is great hope the Sabres can land top prospect Connor McDavid as the top pick of the ’15 draft, but Monday’s Columbus Day afternoon special game was a special sort of collapse by the Sabres. Nine penalties, out-shot 44-12, a 5-1 loss to the Ducks. That said, the visitors from Southern California also imposed their will, tightening the bond between the roster’s returners and newcomers. ...

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