'The Sabres, with 25 games over the next 47 days, must displace three teams to climb into the Eastern Conference's eighth and final playoff slot. They enter tonight's game 23-26-7-1, seven points behind the eighth-place New York Rangers.'
Archives for February 26, 2002
'"Being removed from Canada you kind of lose how much it really means," Ruff said. "And then you turn on the Canadian broadcasting and watch the streets of Toronto and Vancouver. . . . It really is something big. It took 50 years, but they've done it again. For Canada, I don't think there's anything bigger for them."'
'Five of their past six games have reached OT with a 2-2 score.'
'Of Buffalo's 25 remaining games: 18 are against opponents currently with winning records; six are against current division leaders; and 13 of them are on the road, where the Sabres have gone 9-15-3-1 so far this season.'