Playoff Hockey Comes Early


‘The sellout crowd was already in playoff form as chants of “Let’s Go Buffalo’ and ‘Go Leafs Go’ went back and forth. And when Buffalo finished the comeback effort when Drew Stafford tipped Thomas Vanek’s centering pass into the back of the net with 5:48 left to play, the place erupted. “The crowd, I never heard it that loud out there when we got that fifth one,” said Stafford. “That was a huge win for us.”‘