'"We're in a situation where we need somebody to play well to win a game, and whoever that is will be that man," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said.'
Archives for December 21, 2001
'That the Sabres have fallen on tough times is unsurprising. The marvel of it all is they staved them off for as long as they did.'
'The Leafs have never won in regulation in HSBC Arena, and the last time they won here without an extra period was Feb. 17, 1991, in Memorial Auditorium.
'The Sabres have sold out HSBC Arena only three times this season.'
'Ruff would not say who will start tonight against the Leafs, but the guessing is that it will be Noronen, who was in net the last time Buffalo won a game.'
'When asked who would carry the goaltending load, Ruff said "we're going to explore all the possibilities."'