'"There's a room in there where the guys are upset, they're not happy," Ruff said, pointing to the Sabres' locker room following practice Tuesday. "And that just tells you that this might be the best thing for the team. We may, in the long run, get a lot more out of this stretch than you can imagine."'
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'The decision by coach Lindy Ruff came after Mair passed a series of tests Monday in Pittsburgh. Although Mair has been skating regularly the past few weeks, he will still be out an undetermined period before being ready to play in a game. He remains on injured reserve.'
'When young players find themselves in their first Stanley Cup Playoffs, as Vanek will this spring, they can draw upon their previous experiences, and that's where this kid has an edge. He has had so much success in his early career that a coach may be able to count on him.'
'So the Sabres' slump ends with a point, an improved effort but still lots of mistakes and room for improvement.'
'Here's the good news for the Sabres: The more Jagr accomplished against the Sabres, the better chance Buffalo had of avoiding him and playing Philadelphia in the first round of the playoffs. The Sabres are 3-0 against the Flyers this season with one meeting between the two teams awaiting them April 7 in HSBC Arena.'
'His eye was various shades of purple and tinted with yellow Monday. His teammates already had warned him that getting his nose back in line might be more painful than the initial blow. McKee wasn't looking forward to finding out.'
'Besides Numminen, there are several other players in the NHL using Montreal hockey sticks, including goaltenders Miikka Kiprusoff of the Calgary Flames and Marty Biron of the Sabres. They also supply many players and teams throughout Europe, including two Elite teams in Finland. "The goalie stick is our biggest seller right now," Numminen said. "We have seven goalies right now using our sticks in the NHL."'
For Rangers in Shootout, Third Time’s a Victory (New York Times)
Jaromir on the Mark(s) (New York Post)
Jagr, Rangers slash Sabres (New York Daily News)
Jagr & Lundqvist spark big comeback (Newsday)
Jagr ties two Rangers records with one goal (Newark Star Ledger)
Lundqvist rests, then saves the day (Newark Star Ledger)
Rangers looking to regain edge (Asbury Park Press)
Jagr, Lundqvist tie club records in victory (White Plains Journal News)
Jagr sparks Ranger victory (Staten Island Advance)
Historic night ends with 5-4 comeback victory (NewYorkRangers.com)
Post-game notes (NewYorkRangers.com)
Photo gallery (NewYorkRangers.com)
‘”We had some big kills and it was a big point but it’s disappointing,” forward J.P. Dumont said.’
‘Daniel Briere had a goal and two assists while Ryan Miller made 31 saves in the loss for the Sabres, who have dropped six in a row.