'"This hurts a lot," Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said. "There's nothing to be happy about. We didn't win the game and that's the bottom line. You win any way you can and we didn't get the job done."'
Archives for February 2002
The Sabres Report - February 27, 2002
'"Every game is a do-or-die, must win right now," Sabres left wing Erik Rasmussen said. "It's something we shouldn't even have to talk about. Every game we go into, it's going to be 'we have to win, we have to win.' If we don't start winning early on, we're going to find ourselves 15-to-20 points out and then we're done, so every game's a must win."'
The Sabres Report - February 26, 2002
'The Sabres, with 25 games over the next 47 days, must displace three teams to climb into the Eastern Conference's eighth and final playoff slot. They enter tonight's game 23-26-7-1, seven points behind the eighth-place New York Rangers.'
'"Being removed from Canada you kind of lose how much it really means," Ruff said. "And then you turn on the Canadian broadcasting and watch the streets of Toronto and Vancouver. . . . It really is something big. It took 50 years, but they've done it again. For Canada, I don't think there's anything bigger for them."'
'Five of their past six games have reached OT with a 2-2 score.'