'Ok, so the Sabres found something, somewhere to turn what appeared certain into a romp in the first period into something approaching a cliffhanger in the second and third periods. Alexei Zhitnik, for example, finally solved José Theodore four minutes into the final period, after the Sabres outshot the Canadiens 15-5 in the second, but this one wasn't nearly as close as the score indicated – a game that ended with Mike Ribeiro scoring into an empty net with 35 seconds left.'
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