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Buffalo Sabres Fans Cheer Their Own Team's Defeat To The Coyotes

03/27/2015 02:09 EDT | Updated 03/27/2015 02:59 EDT

Take heart, Toronto Maple Leafs fans. There are teams out there that are worse than yours.

Three, actually.

Fans of the Buffalo Sabres effectively turned on their own team Thursday night after the last-place club fell to the lowly Arizona Coyotes 4-3 in overtime.

You can hear the home crowd cheering as Sam Gagner scores the game-winning goal in a video from the game.

Defenceman Mike Weber called the reaction a "new low" in an interview with NHL.com.

"I've never been a part of something like that where the away team comes into a home building and they're cheering for them," he said.

The Sabres currently sit at the bottom of the NHL standings with 48 points, behind the Coyotes (54 points) and the Edmonton Oilers (55 points).

A last-place finish would actually be good news for the team — it means that they will have a 20 per cent chance of obtaining the first overall selection in the NHL Entry Draft.

Having such a pick would allow a team to draft Connor McDavid, a blue-chip prospect who is the consensus top pick in mock drafts on NHL.com.

The spectre of fans aggressively booing their own team is not without precedent, though it's rare to see them cheer their opponents.

The Edmonton Oilers were booed aggressively by their own supporters last year after they lost 7-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Take notes, Toronto: Buffalo just gave a masterclass in showing dissatisfaction with your own team.

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