ECSF # 5: Sabres 2, Rangers 1 (OT)


‘Their backs pressed firmly to the wall, the never-say-die Sabres found new life with some patented last second heroics to send the epic struggle into overtime. From there, Hollywood would have gleamed with pride at the rags-to-riches ending, witnessing a Buffalo rally that was completed by maligned and recently benched winger Maxim Afinogenov, the most free-spirited mustang in coach Lindy Ruff’s self-described herd of ‘wild horses’.’