'But there are a lot of people who don't realize that there is a loophole in the Sabres contract with HSBC Arena. If the hockey franchise declares bankruptcy, they could walk away from Buffalo and the arena, either selling or folding the franchise. If you don't think something like that could happen, just ask hockey fans in Hartford, Winnipeg and Quebec City.'
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'"I wish it was a different situation," winger Miroslav Satan said. "I wish we clinched the playoff spot two weeks ago. It's a lot of pressure. It's tough to win every game. Too bad our chances are getting slimmer."'
'Buffalo scored three times on its first nine shots in the opening nine minutes of the game.'
'"We're not fighting for the eighth spot, and I understand that," Tortorella said. "But still, we need to be ready to play and we weren't. Having said that, after that first period we played hard."'
'The Buffalo Sabres are not going down without a fight.'
'In the battle for the final Eastern Conference postseason spot, Buffalo remained six points behind Montreal with just three games to play. The teams conclude the season Saturday at the Molson Centre.'