Ring, ring ... Hello? Cup champs?

Slumping Bruins seem to be hitting snooze button

Updated: February 9, 2012, 10:32 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- In the midst of a 5-6-1 record in their past 12 games, the Boston Bruins are in desperate need of a wake-up call.

The defending Stanley Cup champions suffered their worst defeat of the season on Wednesday in Buffalo, losing 6-0 to the Sabres at First Niagara Center.

"By the end of it, it was something we haven't seen from our team in a long time," said Bruins coach Claude Julien.

In fact, it was the team's worst loss in almost a year since the Bruins ...

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