Series preview – Eastern Conference Final


'From Buffalo's vantage point, their season-long focal point has been on completing the business left unfinished from last spring's heart-wrenching loss in Game Seven of the Conference Finals, twenty minutes away from qualifying for the championship round. The players have memorialized the quest in their words and actions all year long, determined to redeem themselves for what they view as 'unfinished business'. While any public acknowledgments won't be forthcoming from the Sabres' locker room, there's little reason to believe lingering animosity from Ottawa's Chris Neil blindside hit on Chris Drury in a mid-February game has been forgotten.'