'"There's no reason for those two goals to go in," Biron said. "It's one of those games where (the Capitals) shouldn't even be in there. The two goals they got shouldn't have gone in in the first place."'
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'"They outplayed us and Olie was on his game," defenseman Brendan Witt said. "We've got to get better defensively. We had guys running around when they don't need to run around."'
'The Sabres are bankrupt, looking to dump payroll and out of the playoff picture, and the trading deadline is a week away, so 16 scouts representing 13 teams attended tonight's game. Vancouver, Anaheim and the New York Rangers each had two scouts/executives present.'
'"At the same time, Buffalo deserved to win the game. It's too bad for them and fortunate for us, but maybe that's the way their year has gone. So we'll get out of here, take the two points and get ready for Atlanta [tomorrow night at home]."'
'There were 16 scouts representing 13 teams in Buffalo. The object of their affection probably was not the Caps but the bankrupt Sabres, who might be conducting a fire sale.'
The off-ice stuff, the headaches that have been going on all year long, really have affected our team a bit, he said. The players try to say it has not, but I think it really has.