'The Caps always have enjoyed playing here. After winning just seven games (with 28 losses and five ties) in 22 years at nearby Memorial Auditorium, Washington is 11-6-1 at HSBC. That includes a 3-0 mark during the 1998 Eastern Conference finals which culminated with Joe Juneau's overtime series-winner in Game 6 on June 4 that put the Caps into their only Stanley Cup finals.'
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'“I've been waiting for this type of game,'' Satan said. “To tell you the truth, I didn't change much today from the usual things I do. Sometimes you have chances and they don't go in and sometimes you have two shots and get two goals. I'm glad that it's over.'''
'Jagr is day-to-day and his status for Friday's home game against Montreal is uncertain.'
'Buffalo improved to 3-0-1-1 in its last five home games and has scored 10 goals in its last two at the HSBC Arena.'
'"To tell you the truth, I didn't change much today from the usual things I do. Sometimes you have chances and they don't go in and sometimes you have two shots and get two goals. I'm glad that it's over," Satan said in his postgame comments.'
'"In a nutshell, both goaltenders' stats are a lot better," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said after practice Tuesday in the Amherst Pepsi Center. "Lately, it's the lack of offense that's kept us from moving ahead. Our goaltending's been strong enough to win us games."'
'"Miro doesn't know which way to look right now," coach Lindy Ruff said after practice Tuesday in the Amherst Pepsi Center. "He's pressing, he doesn't know which direction to go. There's times he's second-guessing himself."'
'The Sabres are 6-0 when winger Ales Kotalik scores a goal.'
'When it comes to his goalies, Regier says Mika Noronen and Martin Biron are both more mature. He also said that Ryan Miller has not pouted at all and performed very well in Rochester. Miller has posted a 1.36 goals against average with a .953 save percentage with the Amerks.'
'“You look at it now and you're staring at a year that is probably going to be a washout,'' coach Lindy Ruff said Tuesday.'