'“We’re finding ways to win,” Ruff said. “It may be special teams, it may be great goaltending, it may be strong defensive play. It’s been a little bit of each.”'
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'"The players that played there and are playing with us now know what it's about. They know that it's about team, it's about finding ways to win, it's about focus, it's about roles and responsibilities. "But more than anything it's about keeping the team first. I do think that that's had a very positive impact on our team this year. Even head coach Lindy Ruff expressed some surprise at the way his team took flight after the first month of the season."'
'"So, how about the best Christmas gift you've ever got as a grown up."
McKee: "Oh, I don't know. All I get anymore is socks and underwear. So, I guess whatever kind of underwear comes my way is the nicest thing I get now."'
'"He was solid," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said of Miller. "He saw everything. He was totally under control. He made big saves when we needed big saves. He gave us momentum. He made the saves that picked the bench up. That was a big part of tonight's game. He was just looking to make a statement."'
'"It's the same time frame as J.P., the two-month range," Ruff said. "We're looking at the same operation and the same length of recovery."'
‘Miller helped bail out a Buffalo team that started out sluggish following a draining 4-3 shootout loss to Toronto the night before. “I don’t know if that’s the case, but we trade on and off all the time,” Miller said. “They did a good job penalty killing tonight, and they did me a lot of favors as well.”‘
‘”It’s a big hit,” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “He’s a game-breaker and we’re going to miss him.”‘
‘Buffalo’s starting goalie at the beginning of the season, Miller was sidelined from November 3-December 9 with a fractured thumb. He has been outstanding since returning, winning all four of his outings and posting a .950 save percentage in the process.’
‘”He battled through, played a couple of games,” Buffalo’s coach said. “It’s a very small tear, especially in comparison to (right wing J.P. Dumont’s sports hernia injury). It obviously causes just as much pain. There isn’t any difference at all.”‘