'Novotny filled in for Tim Connolly, who missed his fourth straight game with a knee injury. It's Novotny's third stint this season with Buffalo, having scored a goal and an assist in seven previous games.'
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'The Sabres, who have the East's third-best record, have lost three straight — their longest losing streak since losing four in a row in November.'
'Lindy Ruff has returned to the team and will coach tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.'
'Team spokesman Michael Gilbert announced Madeleine Ruff is resting comfortably after having surgery at a Buffalo hospital on Tuesday. Gilbert did not provide details of her condition but said, "Everyone is looking forward to a speedy recovery."'
‘Shots and hits are the most tangible evidence of why the Sabres look nothing like the team that had won eight in a row before this skid.’
‘The Sabres’ 5-0 loss to Atlanta was their most lopsided loss since a 5-0 loss to San Jose on Dec. 2.’
‘Given his uneven play prior to this year, it’s a testament to how far Connolly has come that his possible return tonight is considered so important to this team. “I’m growing as a hockey player,” said Connolly. “I was pretty young (when I first came in), and you grow as a player as you get older.”‘
Eye on the Hurricanes (Raleigh News and Observer)
Hurricanes, Sabres each try to end recent slumps (Sportsticker)
Carolina Hurricanes (45-17-6) at Buffalo Sabres (44-18-5) (The Sports Network)
Game notes (CarolinaHurricanes.com)