'The Sabres honored their past by bringing back their still popular blue and gold uniforms as a one-time promotion. It's the first time the Sabres wore them since changing to their current red and black colors in 1996. Sabres spokesman Michael Gilbert said the players didn't learn of the change until 15 minutes before the game.'
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'Golisano would only say that he plans to sit down with both Ruff and Regier and announce a decision within days.'
'Season Series: Devils lead, 3-0.'
'Buffalo is having another trying season, entering this afternoon's game with a record of 27-36-9-8. But at least it doesn't look like the Sabres will be folding up shop in the near future, thanks to Tom Golisano. Miroslav Satan is Buffalo's top threat with 25 goals and 48 assists.'
'"It's not something that happens a lot, but it happens to everybody," Biron said. "Patrick (Roy) in his last game in Montreal over there, he gave up eight in 11/2 periods before he got pulled and made those big scenes. It's not a fun feeling. I guess you just gotta overlook it."'
'Ideally, Regier would be sent packing and Ruff would remain.'
'The Bruins, who ended an 0-2-3 winless streak, also scored their first power-play goal after going 0 for 27 when Knuble slapped one past Biron just 2:19 into the game. Samsonov, who was lacing them up for real for the first time in 50 games, skated on a line with Jozef Stumpel and Marty McInnis with the latter setting up goals by each of his linemates.'
'The Sabres, like most opponents, had no answers for the Thornton-Knuble-Murray line, which dominated down low and combined for four goals. And Samsonov's remarkable return, skating with Stumpel and Marty McInnis, instantly gives the New Jersey coaches much more to worry about. But this team scored 245 goals – its most in seven years – and could be a playoff darkhorse if the team defense and goaltending is good enough.'
'More importantly, the effort was there and despite giving up five goals, the Bruins appear ready for the playoffs.'