Sabres, Hurricanes are beasts of the East


‘Then, Buffalo passed its first playoff hurdle in emphatic fashion, throttling the still old-school Flyers with a dazzling display of fleet feet and offensive-zone wizardry. Five games later, the Sabres had beaten Ottawa, everyone’s pick to represent the East in the Finals, at the Senators’ own game — out-skating, out-scoring, out-defending and out-hustling the favorites — in the second round.’