Toss out the first twenty minutes when the Sabres stunk out the joint.

Nathan Gerbe scored after Nielsen to tie the game at one. The, the Sabres D sagged and allowed two quickies. They trailed 3-1 after the first period. The D-zone coverage was a mess. Shoulders will southbound. Here we go again, right?

Rather than roll over and accept it, the Sabres chomped down hard on the bit, and d…