'The Sabres netted a pair of power-play goals, but also gave up a pair of power-play tallies by Leafs captain Mats Sundin.'
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'The problem is that the patience of Buffalo fans with young pro athletes, gauged on a scale of 1 through 10, measures around a minus-14.'
'"I've never seen anybody die before," right winger Mikael Renberg said.'
'Paul Healey has waited this long for his first puck, so he wasn't about to take one for getting a crummy assist.'
'It all provided a most sombre backdrop to a game which was generally unlovely — turgid, without flow — and containing further odd elements: a Chris Gratton slapshot that shattered the glass, necessitating a further long delay; a deplorable Travis Green hit from behind, which resulted in a five-minute penalty and game misconduct; and a wildly undisciplined outing by Sundin, although he did score a couple of goals.'
'Toronto nursed the lead until the final minutes of regulation when J.P. Dumont scored the tying goal with Garry Valk serving a holding minor. Knocked to his knees, Dumont swatted the puck past temporary No. 1 Leafs netminder Corey Schwab with 5:30 left in regulation.'
'Jackson, a Toronto-area resident had a history of heart problems. Club doctors Leith Douglas, Michael Clarfield and Darrell Ogilvie-Harris and a team of paramedics worked feverishly on Jackson amid non-stop cheering for the top 25 and the national anthems. "It was quite surreal," Clarfield said. "The fans didn't know what was going on until the lights went up."'
'Mogilny has not played since Jan. 29, a span of eight games. It is probable he will be out for another two weeks.'
'A total of 67 hits were recorded and there was plenty of chippy play and hacking at goaltenders.'
'The Leafs players sported the green and white togs of their Mutual St. Arena predecessors, who were in business from the start of the 1919-20 National Hockey League season to Feb. 14, 1927, when Conn Smythe purchased the team and changed its name to the Leafs.'