'"Maybe it's just been too much of too many people telling them how good they are because tonight we weren't good," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said in a postgame news conference filled with blunt criticism.'
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‘Biron is a good goalie, but he has yet to play this year. Miller is a great young goalie, but if Biron was any good he would have played at least a few games by now. The less he plays the less the Oilers have to give up.’
'Some say, another reason why the game didn't sell out was the ticket prices. They ranged from 38 to 77 dollars. The Sabres say it's the same price they charge in Buffalo and that's the difference between the NHL and AHL.'
‘What caused the Buffalo Sabres, with a 6-2 record and playing like an elite NHL team, to lay an egg and lose 3-2 to the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night? The Sabres definitely know. “We’ll take the blame,” said Sabres center Daniel Briere after the Capitals outshot Buffalo by an alarming 28-17 margin. “We were flat.”‘
‘”I’m disappointed, to be quite frank,” said Dan DiPofi, chief operating officer for the Sabres, after Wednesday’s game. “We sold maybe 700 tickets today (on game day) and 300 were probably from Buffalo.”‘
‘The Sabres only had 17 shots on goal for the enitre game despite leading the league in shots.’
‘Buffalo was outshot 28-17 while being out played most of the game.’
‘”We were a shadow of ourselves five-on-five, just a shadow,” said Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff following the loss. “I can’t find a forward that I liked tonight.”