'The Sabres travel to Ottawa for a showdown on Saturday.'
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'Ryan Miller finished with 27 saves for the Sabres, who last won eight straight during a franchise-record 10-game streak in January 1984.'
'During the years that Ray was accumulating 3,207 career penalty minutes — the sixth highest in NHL history — Ray was also visiting and befriending children with cancer and other diseases at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Ray may be able to bench-press Pittsburgh — he's certainly the strongest person I've ever met — but he's also one of the most caring people I've known because he's not afraid of being there for the long haul for someone seriously ill.'
‘The Sabres are on a roll rarely seen in their history, and every player on the roster is part of it. But while each of the four lines can take its place as the headliner, no act is tougher to follow than Briere, Dumont and Hecht.’
‘”I looked at the hit afterward, we talked about it,” Connolly said, “and anybody who didn’t have a brace on there and had not even had an MCL injury, they probably would have injured their MCL the way that my leg bent. But the brace was there to hold it in place. If I hadn’t been hurt and hadn’t had the brace on, I probably would have hurt it.”‘
‘The Sabres have 10 players with 30-plus points, second in the league.’
‘The Sabres have 18 regular-season games remaining, and 17 will be at their normal home of MSG. The season finale April 18 in Carolina will be on OLN. The first round of the playoffs will return to MSG, as will any second-round games that NBC or OLN decline to pick up.’
‘”He’s received so many e-mails and cards and letters and phone calls, people coming forward with offers to help in any way they can, be it medically or with moral support,” McCutcheon said. “I know for a fact Lindy appreciates it and that’s helped him. He’s taking it one day at a time. He’s in our prayers, and we all continue to look for the best outcome.”‘
Leafs in tough against sharp Sabres (Toronto Star)
Time to rattle Sabres (Toronto Sun)
Leafs hope to beat Punch’s Curse on Sabres’ home ice (Toronto Globe and Mail)
Briere, Sabres take the ice in search of eighth straight win (Sportsticker)
Toronto Maple Leafs (30-28-6) at Buffalo Sabres (43-16-5) (The Sports Network)
Belfour out, Tellqvist in for Leafs (CBC Sports)
Game preview (MapleLeafs.com)
Game notes (MapleLeafs.com)
Slow start hurts Amerks in loss, race for playoffs (Rochester D&C)
Zigomanis is the forward who got away (Rochester D&C)
Peoria takes cross from Rochester (Peoria Journal Star)
Amerks Slide Back (RNews.com)
Amerks fall to Peoria, 2-1; lose ground to Toronto (Amerks.com)
Rivermen Eek Out 2-1 Win Over Americans (Rivermen.net)