'I also have to mention the Sabres’ defense was just stellar last night. It seemed like anytime there was a rebound the Sabres were on the puck to clear it.'
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'"As much as we know what he has done off the ice for various charities, including Children's Hospital, he's done at least as many things that we don't know about," said Jeanneret, who repeated his trademark call of "La-la-la-la-la-Fontaine" as the banner with LaFontaine's name and number were raised above the ice. "He never asked for any publicity in any of his endeavors, but we all know that he is a treasure to the community."'
'Season Series: Sabres lead, 3-0.'
'"Our game was back where we needed it." said Sabres coach Lindy Ruff. "We really skated well. They had trouble with our speed."'
'"Anytime you leave a place you love or things happen, it doesn't always work out right off the bat," LaFontaine said, "and then you have a chance to look back and reflect on how special it really was. I think [managing partner] Larry [Quinn] coming back and having the connection with [my friend] John Luther and realizing that, "You know what? This was a special time, and there are more important things than worrying about things like that.'"'
'"It's spectacular to see this building this filled, this alive, this energized," he said. "This is what I've always known hockey in Buffalo to be."'
‘Sabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret, who emceed the pre-game ceremony that delayed the start until 8:26, gave LaFontaine one last “La-la-la-la-la-laFontaine” call as a send-off.’
Leafs prey for hungry Sabres (Toronto Star)
New nest for Eagle? (Toronto Star)
Leafs given a Sabre-rattling (Toronto Sun)
Sundin beginning to have doubts (Toronto Sun)
Big honour for La-la-la-Fontaine (Toronto Sun)
Domi ‘scared’ of Belak (Toronto Sun)
Buffalo does LaFontaine proud (Toronto Globe and Mail)
It’s a bad sign for Leafs when their best players are their worst (Toronto Globe and Mail)
Playoffs passing Leafs by (National Post)
LaFontaine humbled as his No. 16 is retired (National Post)
Forget playoffs, time Leafs trade (Hamilton Spectator)
Awful Leafs fall to Sabres (CBC Sports)
Photo gallery (MapleLeafs.com)
‘”It feels great, but the team needed this win,” said Roy, who tipped defenseman Brian Campbell’s slap shot from the point past Mikael Tellqvist for his third goal of the game. “It was a big win for us.”‘
‘”The ceremony before the game, it seemed like the crowd was ready for the game, electrifying,” Roy said. “We were trying to give them as much as we can. I thought we got better as the game went on..killed some big penalties there.”‘