'“I thought it was a really great win against a team that was really rolling,'' Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “We battled through a lot and had a lot of good efforts out there.'''
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'"We knew they were going to be hungry, having a tough start," said former Sabres captain Stu Barnes, who scored Dallas' first goal. "We didn't come out and play the way we wanted to and took a lot of penalties, and they capitalized."'
‘”Well it goes back to, we need those core guys to produce,” said Ruff after his 217th win as Buffalo’s head coach. “I talked about it the other night. We need those top six forwards to win us hockey games. They won us a hockey game tonight.”‘
'"It's been quite awhile now since the whole thing, so I'm looking forward to just playing another game, really," he said. "We're off to a pretty good start so far, and hopefully we can keep it going."'
'Power play: 0 of 9 (0.0%). Penalty killing: 9 of 12 (75.0%).'
'Atkinson said Rochester does on average a mere 1 household rating for a Sabres game and the other upstate markets even less. That compares to an average 4 rating among Buffalo cable households. (One cable rating point in the Buffalo market is the equivalent of 4,720 households).'
'"It was a long, tough year last year in Buffalo," Barnes said. "There's no secret there. There were guys looking for movement, but I wasn't one of them. I liked it there. I think there's always shock involved when it happens, but when I heard it was Dallas, I was eager to get here and get going."'
'Who's hot: No one. Buffalo hasn't scored a goal in the first two games, getting outscored 8-0.'
'"The first thing that goes through my mind when I hear this is, give it a rest," said former Stars defenseman Craig Ludwig, who retired after the Stars won the Cup. "I mean, don't these people have jobs? Why do they cry about it still?"'