'Buffalo trailed the entire game but closed the gap to 2-1 when Tim Connolly broke up Brodeur's shutout bid with a little more than 5 minutes left with a wrist shot through traffic. But Gionta scored 1:05 later to give the Devils a two-goal cushion.'
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'“I don’t have enough time to tell you right now,” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said when asked if he was relieved the steak was over. “It’s a big relief.”'
'He will miss Thursday's contest in New Jersey and Saturday's game at Toronto.'
‘He will be eligible to return when the Sabres complete a two-game series at Toronto on Monday.’
‘Briere will forfeit $19.775.62 in salary, which will go to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.’
‘The incident occurred midway through the second period. As the play turned up ice, Leetch began making his way to the bench for a line change when he hooked Briere around the legs. That caused the Sabres forward to fall, waving his stick wildly and striking the Bruins defenseman in the head.’
Sabres look for first road win vs. Devils in five years (Sportsticker)
Buffalo Sabres (45-21-6) at New Jersey Devils (36-27-9) (The Sports Network)
‘The Sabres have 21 road wins, two shy of franchise single-season record set in 1983-84.’
‘”I don’t have enough time to tell you right now [how good this feels],” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “It’s a great relief.”‘
‘Connolly’s all grown up at 24, playing the best hockey of his pro career and realizing the levels of production anticipated when the New York Islanders selected him fifth overall in 1999. He’s arrived as a full-fledged candidate for the Masterton, having displayed all the attributes the award demands while enduring some of the toughest of times.’