You know those losses you observe your team endure that make you think "Oh, darn. They lost to a team that had vastly more talent and will probably contend for the Stanley Cup this season."
This was the polar opposite.
The Dallas Stars needed to win this game, and they didn't. The "We Lost to the 2014-2015 Buffalo Sabres" Cone of Shame now belongs to the Stars, something no team in the NHL wants. The Sabres went 0-January this season. No really. They didn't win a single game for an entire month. That is a special kind of bad. Yet, the Stars lost to them.
I guess if it's any consolation, at least the Stars weren't the team that helped the Sabres end their 14-game losing streak.
I do not like the Cone of Shame.