'“We kept Rhett back because Rhett and Brian live together,'' Ruff said. “After going through it and discussing it with the county health department, Rhett had no contact whatsoever with Brian's sister. … In that case, they decided that Rhett probably could have played yesterday.'''
Archives for April 1, 2003
'Sabres forward Ales Kotalik second among NHL rookies with 19 goals will play Wednesday against Atlanta after missing three games with the flu.'
'"The schedule caught up with us," Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said. "We didn't have our legs. And when you don't have legs you don't have hands. It's a tough stretch, playing five games in eight nights."'
'Meanwhile, Legislature Republicans are holding a news conference this morning regarding their support for the Sabres. Both Republicans and Democrats are expected to give unanimous approval Thursday to the county deal put forward by County Executive Joel A. Giambra.'
'Turco was full of confidence Monday as he rebounded from allowing eight goals in his last three games.'
'1. Marty Turco, Stars: Sixth shutout of the season.
Why Buffalo lost: The Sabres were playing their fifth game in eight nights, and are just playing out the string. After surrendering two goals in the first 10 minutes, their fate was sealed.'
'The Sabres, eliminated from playoff contention, were unable to generate much offense.'
'"The chances were 7-7," Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff noted. "That may be the lowest total I've ever seen. Nothing really got going for either team. I think we did a good chance of limiting their opportunities."'