'Drury and Mike Grier, who both attempted to fight Kaspiritis during the game but the Ranger defenseman flopped without a fight to draw a penalty, were angry that a "hockey code" was broken when he didn't stand up and defend himself. Drury said, "I don't think that much of a 240 pound man that was out there flopping around out there like a squirt… I actually feel embarrassed for him the way that he just didn't stand up for himself."'
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'In 48 games this season, Connolly has nine goals and 29 assists.'
“Everyone’s still pretty angry,” said Sabres co-captain Chris Drury. “It was a dirty hit to chop the knees right out from under the guy.”
‘”I thought it was cheap, I thought he went low at the knees,” Ruff said Wednesday. “It may not be the dirtiest hit … but he didn’t have to go low. He’s known for that. He’s a cheap shot artist.”‘
‘Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier said he does not anticipate recalling any players to replace Connolly in the lineup.’
'"The initial thought is, it shouldn't need surgery," said Sabres coach Lindy Ruff, who will find out more when Connolly has an MRI today.'
'"I had different issues than he had, even before and after the surgery," Briere said. "He's been reacting differently to exercise even though we're doing the same things."'
Jagr Climbs Pedestal as His Idol Says Goodbye (New York Times)
Rangers not sharp vs. Sabres (New York Daily News)
Just terri-blue (New York Post)
Jagr salutes retiring Mario (New York Post)
Lundqvist keeps playoffs the main goal (New York Post)
Streak ends with less than team effort (Newsday)
Game photos (Newsday)
Little things sink Rangers in loss at home (White Plains Journal News)
Jagr: Lemieux best I played with (White Plains Journal News)
‘Flat’ Rangers fall prey to aggressive Sabres (Staten Island Advance)
Speedy Sabres race past Rangers for 2-1 win (NewYorkRangers.com)
Post-game notes (NewYorkRangers.com)
Photo gallery (NewYorkRangers.com)
‘Kotalik scored 1:53 into the third period after Rangers defenseman Marek Malik gave up the puck in his own end. Kotalik scooped up the loose puck, wheeled and fired a wrist shot that beat Henrik Lundqvist.’
‘While attempting to carry out of the zone, Malik made a pass that deflected off Jason Pominville and directly to Kotalik, who fired a wrist shot from the slot just inside the right goalpost at 1:53 of the third for a 2-1 edge. “I got a great play by Pominville and Al with a great shot,” Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said. “He’s played better. At different times, different players get frustrated. But I think that was a nice game for Kotalik, and I’d like to see him build on it.”‘