Sabres’ defenseman Jeff Jillson scored Team USA’s fourth goal in the 4-0 exhibition win over Germany Wednesday. Jillson knocked in a drop-pass in the center slot that went through the five-hole and into the center of the net.
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'He played 1,159 games in 14 seasons for Buffalo and never took a night off. He chased Bobby Orr and checked anything that moved. He had eight 20-goal seasons while hounding the awesome likes of Guy Lafleur and Mike Bossy. Ramsay was 175 pounds of pain in the butt, especially at penalty killing. He played 776 consecutive games, the fourth-longest streak in NHL history. It ended only after Ramsay had his ankle broken while trying to block a shot. That's Rammer.'
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Representing Team USA are forwards Chris Drury and Mike Grier, along with defenseman Jeff Jillson. Drury and Grier have had quite a history together after winning the NCAA Championship in 1994-95 season.
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'“James Patrick has a big influence on this team. This is a guy who really leads by example. While he may be the oldest player on the team, he certainly doesn’t act it. He’s probably in better shape than the rest of us. In fact, he’s in tremendous shape. He puts the rest of us to shame."'
'Yet the reality is the team lost $10 million and there is a very real possibility the NHL may have a shortened season in 2004-05 because of prolonged negotiations between the league and the National Hockey League Players' Association over a collective bargaining agreement. The team's losses were about 40 percent more than what Golisano had initially projected before he bought the Sabres.'
'Buffalo finished a surprising 10th in the 30-team NHL in scoring this season, but averaged only 2.68 goals per game and failed to make the playoffs. The Sabres obviously need more firepower.'
'Entercom, which already owns WGR-AM, is expected to kill WNSA's sports format so it can become the only sports talk game in town. That would eventually mean Buffalo Sabres games probably will head back to their old home at WGR.'
'Forwards Chris Drury, Mike Grier and defenseman Jeff Jillson of the Buffalo Sabres were among 14 National Hockey League players added to the U.S. team for the world hockey championship later this month.'