'That's the thinking of coach Lindy Ruff, whose team is on a recent roll thanks in part to the young triumvirate of Maxim Afinogenov, Derek Roy and Milan Bartovic. Ruff put the trio together after Bartovic was called up from Rochester of the AHL four games ago. Since then, Buffalo has won three of those contests, and finds itself six points out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference as it gears up for a crucial home-and-home series this weekend with the New York Rangers.'
Buffalo Sabres recent surge helped by the kids
January 28, 2004 Submitted by