'"It's like losing an eight-point weekend for us," said Sabres winger J.P. Dumont.'
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'"We spent a lot of time talking about him two years ago, and he's a kid I always liked," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. "He had a good training camp with us but ended up with a shoulder injury that, maybe at the end of it, if he didn't get hurt he'd still be here."'
'"Concentration and timing," Drury said. "If you're a second early or a second late, you're going to miss it. I think balance is also pretty key. Without balance you're not going to win those ones that are neutral after the first whack. A lot of times it is neutral. You both whack at it but it's still sitting there, so if you're off-balance you're probably not going to win the second try."'
‘“It’s just frustration,” Briere said. “We don’t know where to go anymore. We don’t know what is a penalty, and what’s not. We’re trying to bang some rebounds in, just going to the net. I paid the price for trying to score a little too hard.”’
‘J.P. Dumont and Paul Gaustad scored for the Sabres (7-7-0-0), losers of three in a row and five of their last six after a 6-2-0-0 start to the season.’
‘”We didn’t crowd (Sabres goaltender Martin) Biron enough on Friday night,” Montreal captain Saku Koivu said. “We didn’t do much in the first or second, but in the third, we got lots of shots. And tonight, we wanted to get more loose pucks and create traffic. I thought we did decent with that.”‘
‘”After the game against Ottawa we figured we have to come back and play solid games against Montreal in those two games,” said Dumont. “Tonight it cost us another two points, which means we have to come and play harder at home. It’s disappointing to lose two games in a row like that to the Canadiens. Those are four points we should have won.”‘
‘The Canadiens scored twice on the powerplay, including Richard Zednik’s game winner 2:29 into the third period. Zednik’s goal came on a tic-tac-toe play from Saku Koivu and Andrei Markov.’
‘Special teams were the difference in the game.”‘