'“There’s no panic for our team,” Sabres forward Derek Roy said. “We’re down by a goal and we still put forward the same work ethic as in the first period. There was no panic on the bench. It seems like the guys are so much more confident.”'
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'"It has nothing to do with politics," said Golisano spokesman Stephen Pigeon, who bristled at the question of whether this foreshadowed an endorsement by Clinton. "It's about public service and charity work."'
'Golisano spokesman G. Steven Pigeon said late Thursday that Golisano had invited Clinton to watch his Sabres play the Stars as part of a burgeoning friendship. It centers around the Rochester billionaire's support of the Clinton Global Initiative, designed to focus world leaders on tackling some of the planet's toughest problems.'
'They have thrived in crunch time. Six of their past eight wins have been by one goal. An exception – Sunday's 6-4 triumph over the Colorado Avalanche – was because of an empty-netter.'
'"I grew up watching games in the Auditorium. It was great. My favorite players were Lindy Ruff and Mike Foligno. There's a lot of good memories in Buffalo. It's a hard-working city, and I kind of feel like I'm a hard-working guy."'
'Better late than never.'
‘”We’re just rolling four lines, playing good defensively and getting good goaltending,” Vanek said. “We’re just grinding out wins right now.”‘
‘”The muscle around the bone is not completely healed, and there is scar tissue,” he said. “But it’s not a pain.”‘
‘Mighty Ducks center and Buffalo native Todd Marchant was whistled for hooking 65 seconds into the extra session, and the Sabres capitalized just over a minute later as Afinogenov netted his fifth tally of the season. “I thought I had stick on stick and not on his body, especially at the end of the play,” Marchant said. “It’s (the referee’s) call and not mine.”‘