'Buffalo appeared to become passive immediately after Penguins C Robert Lang tied the score with 11 minutes left in regulation. Only one forward forechecked, and the defensemen became reluctant to pinch along the boards as aggressively as they had all series. "I don't think we were tight. I didn't feel that at all," C Stu Barnes said. "I felt we gave it everything we had the whole way. There isn't a guy in here who didn't give everything he had until the end." "We encouraged them to play the same style they were playing," Coach Lindy Ruff said.'
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