There was plenty that went wrong in Wednesday’s 4-1 loss to Buffalo. Of all the issues, Thrashers coach Craig Ramsay pointed to bad lines changes as his biggest frustration. He said following the game that it has been an issue all season. It affects the uptempo-style of play he wants. It has also resulted in three too many men on the ice penalties already this season. Two have turned into goals, including Tyler Myers’s goal early in the second period Wednesday that put the Sabres up 2-0.
“Our changes were horrendous,” Ramsay said. “…To me the most important thing was we did not change. We wanted to do it all in one shift by ourselves. We didn’t play like a team. When you don’t think as a team and play as a team you have a night like that.
“You can not play at a pace the way we want to play if you don’t change. We had people out on the ice for well over a minute. We had people play through the next line behind them. So somebody else had to sit on the bench.