'The last time one of the four major professional sports leagues held a contest within the city limits was on Feb. 5, 1960, when the NBA's Syracuse Nationals and Philadelphia Warriors played at the War Memorial.'
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'"I think they'll be loud," Biron said. "I think they'll be on their feet. I think they'll enjoy the game. The Rochester fans are known for being into the game, and they'll want to be a part of it as much as they can."'
'"It was no secret that until I bought the Buffalo Sabres I wasn't a real big hockey fan. But I am now."'
'The Sabres were 0-3-1 and were outscored, 12-7, against the Devils last season.'
'Most observers expect the survey to determine that Citadel or anyone who buys the station would benefit by a format switch because this area can't financially support two sports talk stations to the satisfaction of national owners. However, Citadel might honor the existing deal in which WNSA simulcasts Empire's coverage of Sabres games and produces the few games not carried on television. The Sabres also might influence where their games land.'
'“He always vows he’s going to go flying by me, and I tell him to go down the other side (of the ice),” Fitzpatrick said. “Hopefully it’s not going to happen.”'
'“Gene’s got to be up there shaking his head and chuckling about this,” Golisano said. “It does seem strange. Me, of all people, owning a hockey team.”'
'"It's just a thing where I have to wait it out. I didn't think it was going to be this long," Connolly said. "I can't think too much about it, or I will go nuts."'
'Since this is going to be a first-time visit by many of the reporters and players, Gionta was asked what there is to do for fun in Rochester. "Shovel snow," he joked.'
It is his town, Devils coach Pat Burns said. His night.