BUFFALO – For more than one-quarter of the season, Rasmus Ristolainen, the Sabres’ workhorse defenseman, compiled the team’s oddest stat line: zero goals, 15 assists and 62 shots.
Despite averaging almost 27 minutes of ice time a night, Ristolainen, like the team’s other defensemen, couldn’t score.
Chalk it up it to bad luck. Chalk it up to his penchant for breaking sticks, which has often made him timid with the puck.
“We’ve been urging him to take the one-timer,” coach Dan Bylsma said …