‘”I thought it was a real ggod test”, stated Sabres Head Coach Lindy Ruff following the game. “That (loss) grounds you a little bit and makes you realize that you can’t have your lack of discipline or make those types of mistakes against the really good teams, or you’ll lose the game”.
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'MSG Network has divided the New York State viewing area into three zones for its coverage of NHL Hockey.'
‘It was Hasek’s second appearance in Buffalo since orchestrating his own trade from the Sabres to Detroit following the 2001 season. Hasek played nine seasons in Buffalo. Hasek was solid throughout a game he was rarely tested in. The 40-year-old has now allowed just four goals in his three outings this preseason.’
'"I think our speed up front, every now and then we got a good step on them, and they took some that you really don't like being called, but they're penalties now," Ruff said. "It's something that we call throughout our practices. We don't allow it in any drill, we don't allow any player to do it, and if it happens we blow it down."'
‘Buffalo went 4-for-12 with the man advantage, while Toronto was 1-for-8.’
‘”We don’t have a problem with predictions that put us in the last three in the conference,” says Briere, the five-foot-10 centre who relishes the chance to prove everybody wrong. “We’ll be much better than the experts are saying. We believe we’ll make the playoffs.”‘
‘Chris Drury and Taylor Pyatt each had a goal and an assist to lead the Buffalo Sabres over the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-2, in preseason action.’
‘With the win, the Sabres improve to 5-1 on the preseason. Buffalo returns to the HSBC Arena for a 7:00 start against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday.’