‘Harsh reality was delivered to the Buffalo Sabres on a cold plate Saturday night by the Ottawa Senators. By beating the Sabres 4-2, the Senators taught Buffalo a valuable lesson.’
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‘”Coming up here, it seems like we get a little too worked up,” co-captain Chris Drury said, “and it shows in the score the first two periods.”‘
‘Fred Korey, the executive director of Buffalo’s “Hasek’s Heroes,” is suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Formally known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the rapidly progressing neurological disease claims everyone afflicted, including the Hall of Fame baseball player who became the name and face of the malady. “I found out about four months ago, and unfortunately his health is not very good,” Hasek said Saturday, adding that he hasn’t been able to speak with Korey because his friend has lost the ability to talk. “It’s a very sad thing.”‘
‘Take a step back and see how good Toni Lydman and Henrik Tallinder have been this season.’
'They win because they seem to care about each other. And maybe that's more important than the names on the back of their sweaters.'
' The Sabres were flat for most of the game and a shocking lack of discipline saw Buffalo send a steady stream of players to the penalty box.'
‘”This was supposed to be one of our biggest games and we had way too many passengers. Sometimes you pick up bad habits when you’re on a roll (eight wins in a row) like we were, but when you’re outworked like that, it’s just plain embarrassing. I can’t explain it.”‘
‘The Senators outshot Buffalo 49-22, the most shots Ottawa has had in a game this season and also the most the Sabres have allowed.’
‘”It’s tough to get your feet going against this team,” said Miller, who made 45 saves. “We got caught chasing the puck. They’re a good team, they got a lot of pucks at the net. We got behind early in the penalties and it threw us off our rhythm.”‘