'One of the keys to the Buffalo Sabres' early success this season was their balance of solid play at home and on the road. Well, the latter setting has proved troublesome of late, as the Sabres have lost two straight games in Vancouver and Calgary.'
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'The Sabres were largely dominated for the second straight game.'
'The league admitted the error even before the period was over. A Sabres spokesman said NHL Director of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell had made an apologetic phone call to Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier minutes afterward.'
'Pyatt has shown flashes of being the power forward some scouts envisioned, but those moments have been uncommon. He had only three goals – all scored on the same night – and four assists in 17 games before his injury. "It's been tough, especially this year when it finally felt like I was starting to play well," said Pyatt, who also missed time with a concussion. "I just need to keep my confidence and fight my way through this."'
‘Tim Connolly may not like to talk about it but his success this season is a great comeback story.’
‘”We can’t use that as an excuse,” Biron said. “We’re a much better team than what we showed. That’s not the reason why the game went the way it did. We all know that and that’s all that’s got to be said for that.”‘
‘”It’s a distinct kicking motion,” Ruff said. “It was kicked in, and I’m sure we’ll get an apology from the league on it.”‘
‘”That gave them the lead,” he said. “We didn’t play well, but it gave them the lead. It changed the composure. I don’t understand how a video judge here can make that type of call when it’s that distinct.”‘
‘Maxim Afinogenov scored the lone goal for Buffalo, losers of two straight. Martin Biron made 33 saves in defeat.’