'The Canucks game plan going into the game was to be very physical against the smaller, faster Sabres. It was a game plan they executed fairly well and effectively.'
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'"We didn't play well enough to deserve the win," defenseman Jay McKee said.'
'Dumont offered to take a conditioning assignment with the Rochester Americans, but Ruff said he would prefer to insert Dumont onto the fourth line and play him back into form. "You have to evaluate as the tempo goes up, the combative stuff that we're doing," Ruff said. "If there are no repercussions from that, then you gotta make decisions. How do you utilize him? How do you get him in?"'
'Readers aren't buying the City of Buffalo's stance that selling the seats in Memorial Auditorium would be cost prohibitive. They believe the $35 per-chair estimate cited is absurdly low. And they're also curious as to how it is Williamsville native Todd Marchant, now with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, obtained two seats from the Aud over the summer, as reported in an out-of-town paper.'
Buffalo succumbs to Moose season (Vancouver Province)
Shine taken off Sabres (Vancouver Province)
Auld shows he can handle the job (Vancouver Province)
Canucks Notebook (Vancouver Province)
East offers least resistance (Vancouver Sun)
Moose are key to dog days (Vancouver Sun)
Canucks Notebook (Vancouver Sun)
Grading the Canucks (Vancouver Sun)
Game Over (Vancouver Sun)
Canucks’ balanced attack too much for Sabres (CBC Sports)
Canucks rattle Sabres (Canucks.com)
‘”We did a good job, even in the third, but the room for error isn’t there when you’re on the road,” said Miller, who gave up more than one goal for just the fourth time since returning. “We allowed them opportunities to get the lead with a couple of penalties, especially early in the third.”‘
‘Jason Pominville, who gave the Sabres a 1-1 tie entering the final period with a power-play goal, said Buffalo couldn’t solve Auld. “He was good,” Pominville, who scored his fourth goal in five games, said of Auld. “They limited our odd-man rushes, they clogged up the middle really well. “We’re a pretty good team and when we don’t get those kind of chances it’s kind of hard. We didn’t battle and it ended up costing us at the end.”‘
‘”I think they played really well and we didn’t play the way we wanted to,” Pominville said. “We didn’t put pucks on the net. We got oubattled. That’s not the way we want to play on the road.”‘
‘”We played them pretty even for most of the game,” said Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff. “But our execution was not very good.”‘
‘In the third, Vancouver put the game away with three unanswered goals.’