'"We had chances in the third period, but we couldn't bury the puck," Mike Ribeiro said. "We had a power play early in the period and we couldn't score. We had the momentum, but they got a power play and scored."'
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'A more attractive promotion is on tap Saturday when the Sabres meet the New York Rangers. The Peace Bridge duty-free shop is offering two tickets, a case of beer and a $5 gift certificate for $45 U.S.'
'“The turning point was Martin Biron making the big saves,'' Julien said. “If we score on those, it's a different story.'''
'"Marty was fabulous," Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said. "He made three or four game-breaking saves that allowed us to go on and win that game. If we're going to get on a roll, we need a goaltender to win us games, and I thought he had a big part in the win tonight."'
'Montreal has now failed to win in Buffalo since Oct. 26, 2001.'
'G Martin Biron has fared well against his hometown team. The Lac St. Charles native has posted an 8-3-0 record against the Canadiens and stands level with his Habs counterpart with a 1.98 goals against average and a .928 save percentage.'
'“We try to target about 30 nights a year for a theme, to give fans something more than what’s on the ice,” DiPofi said. “We’re trying to add a little fun to the building.”'
'"There's still hope," he said, "but not as much as before."'
'The Canadiens are 9-3-2 since Dec. 29, averaging 3.67 goals per victory.'
'McKee twisted his knee after getting his skate caught on the ice in the first period against the Flyers. He has already missed 19 games this season because of the injury. The defenseman sat out Buffalo's 4-2 win over Carolina Sunday.'