BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Sabres picked up their first point of the season Tuesday night, but lost 3-2 in overtime to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Buffalo is winless in its first four games.
Head Coach Ron Rolston has said he's concerned with the process of winning - teaching a young team with many new faces how to do the little things to consistently be victorious in the bigger picture.
"We're young. It's going to take that commitment from everyone," said forward Tyler Ennis. "We've just got to build. Building Buffalo - that's us right now.
"We're just trying to keep everything real level here in the locker room and try and help everybody grow a little bit here," added goaltender Ryan Miller. "Once everybody gets comfortable, it'll be fine."
As the Sabres ride the wave of learning how to be successful as a team, goaltending can be a stabilizing force. Both Miller and Jhonas Enroth have done their parts, providing steady play between the pipes.
"We can rely on both those guys," said forward Marcus Foligno. "It doesn't matter, we have probably one of the strongest goalie tandems in the league and we're happy to have those guys back there."
"Both guys have done everything that they could when they're put in that situation," Rolston said. "It goes back to the process of winning. They're doing their part and making sure they take care of their part and they're not worried about other people's parts. They're just doing what they're supposed to be doing."
After missing the past two games with a lower body injury, Miller will be available to play Thursday against Columbus. Meanwhile, rookie defenseman Nikita Zadorov returned to the ice for the first since cutting his finger in the final preseason game. Center Cody Hodgson sat out practice with maintenance day.