Buffalo nearly tied it on the power play with less than two minutes left, but Kolzig stopped Dmitri Kalinins shot as it trickled toward the goal line.
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It really was a team that I did not think was there, Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said. Ninety percent of the game was in the Washington end and they end up walking out with a 2-1 win. It was tough. You cannot fault our team effort. I think they gave a good effort.
'"I'm satisfied with my season because I've made some strides," Campbell said. "They still had questions coming into this season whether I could play at this level. But I've proved I can. I want to get better and better each year. I believe there's still another level that I've got to step up to. I feel that I can. It's just more confidence and more ice time. It'll come."'
'Approximately 7,000 tickets are still available for tonight's game against the Washington Capitals. Fans probably will be more interested in the fact that about 2,000 seats remain for Thursday's home contest against the rival Toronto Maple Leafs.'
'Washington is the only Eastern Conference team with nine players in double-digit goal scoring.'
'"Reality sunk in with us a long time ago," Ray said. "There's a lot of joking about buying and selling houses and how no one's going to want [Sabres players] in a dispersal draft. If you make fun of it, it makes it easier to deal with. What has changed is that the people at home are realizing that there's a very good chance that the Sabres won't be there next year."'