'And now that the Sabres are the only game in town, managers of Downtown bars and restaurants say their business is booming. Kevin Glovack of Pearl Street Brewery: "With the dismal season that the Bills had you almost sense about the last five, six weeks you could notice that people were paying more attention to the Sabres. They've been getting bigger crowds and in return it's been helping us out immensely."'
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Ruff took some responsibility for the number of break aways the Sabres gave up. The head coach admitted his team didn’t have the tools to press the attack and he thought perhaps it was a mistake to pinch the defense and not back them off. “If we do the work, we’ll get the results. It’s a simple formula”. Amen to that Lindy.'
'"We made it much too easy on them," Sabres right wing Mike Grier said. "We turned pucks over, and we didn't work at our system the first couple of periods. Against that team, it's a recipe for disaster."'
'Defenseman Nathan Paetsch became the fourth Sabre to make his NHL debut this season, filling in for Rory Fitzpatrick (systemic infection) and Toni Lydman (flu) at the blue line. Lydman was scratched, while Fitzpatrick was placed on the injured reserve list retroactive to last Sunday.'
Suddenly, everything’s possible for Devils (New York Post)
Devils make it three straight (Newark Star Ledger)
Elias extends scoring streak but admits feeling tired (Newark Star Ledger)
Devils on to something (Bergen Record)
‘The Sabres mustered just 13 shots in the first two periods when they fell behind 3-1. The Devils have not lost in regulation when leading after two frames this season. “They get great goaltending, they play their system perfectly, and they work hard,” said Sabres rookie Thomas Vanek, who cut New Jersey’s lead to 3-2 with a late goal in the third period. “It’s tough to come back.”‘
‘”It’s just one of those nights,” Miller said. “We weren’t terrible, we were in the game.”‘
‘”(Brodeur’s) one of the all-time best goalies in the NHL,” Vanek said. “When he gets a two-goal lead, it’s money in the bank. They deserved to win. We just didn’t skate hard enough the first 40 minutes.”‘
‘For the second time in their current homestand the Sabres ran into a team playing a trap-style defense and it bogged down their offense as the New Jersey Devils beat them 3-2.’
‘Playing with desperation and intensity for only 20 minutes in a hockey game does not usually produce very good results.’