Quinn said this seasons losses include several one-time expenditures, such as the installation of a new electronic ribbon board that rings HSBC Arena, the Sabres home, and a video ice projection system, which together cost about $3 million.
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'The 25-year-old Kotalik, who has 15 goals and 11 assists in 62 games this season, will undergo more tests to determine severity of his shoulder strain.'
Sabres right wing Ales Kotalik had his right arm in a sling Thursday and is expected to miss at least the next two games because of a strained shoulder.
Remembering fond memories that fans have experienced with the Sabres has been a focal point this year for the Sabres organization. That trend will continue on Friday, February 27 when the Pour Man’s Aud Club will be unveiled prior to the start of the Sabres and New York Islanders game. The ribbon cutting ceremony and inaugural first-pour scheduled for 6:00 PM.
'"It's pretty embarrassing," Sabres center Chris Drury said. "We didn't come down here and expect an effort like that."'
'The line centered by Scott Gomez, which includes Patrik Elias and Brian Gionta, was once again a force. Elias had two goals and three assists. Gionta had two goals and an assist, and Gomez had three assists. The line has 11 goals and 15 assists in three games.'
'But at present, the Devils have the hottest line in hockey, not to mention the most consistent goaltender in hockey history. Things could be worse.'
'Martin Biron replaced Noronen, who allowed six goals on 26 shots, but the Devils wasted little time in scoring again. Jeff Friesen did some figure skating in the left circle before his pass deflected off Sabres defenseman Brian Campbell and into the net at 3:07.'
'"It's nice to go through a game like that and not have it go down to the wire," Brodeur said. "I could breathe a little bit."'
'“I thought we were poor everywhere,'' Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “We were poor defensively. Our goaltending wasn't up to par. When you have only one line that was in on the scoring, then you don't win.'''