'The game was a prime example of the kind of hockey the Sabres have played this season.'
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'The Flyers lost the division by a tiebreaker (overall wins for the season 46 to 45) and will play the Sabres at the HSBC Arena most likely on Saturday.'
'"Give these guys credit," Buffalo goaltender Martin Biron said. "They could have just gone through the motions, mailed it in. We haven't done that all year."'
'Martin Biron made 33 saves for his first shutout of the season and Chris Drury notched a goal and assist for Buffalo, which won its last five games of the regular season.'
‘”He’s one guy that takes a lot of pride in being in the way. He’s done a real good job in that sense,” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “He takes most of the bullets, and he takes them with a smile on his face, usually.”‘
‘The Sabres will finally learn their first-round opponent at the end of tonight’s games, but they’ll likely go to bed not knowing when they’ll play. The only seed determined in the conference is the Sabres’ No. 4 spot, so the NHL and NBC will go over the pairings after the games and determine which games should be nationally televised Saturday afternoon and which games should be broadcast Sunday.’
Eye on the Hurricanes (Raleigh News and Observer)
Canes can clinch conference tonight (Durham Herald Sun)
Hurricanes can clinch top spot in East vs. Sabres (Sportsticker)
Buffalo Sabres (51-24-6) at Carolina Hurricanes (52-21-8) (The Sports Network)
Game notes (CarolinaHurricanes.com)
'“I actually think it’s kind of neat that going into the last night you’ve got a choice of three teams that you could end up playing against,” Ruff said after Sunday’s convincing 6-0 victory over Toronto. “The races have been unbelievable in the West and in the East. The run that Atlanta’s been on, the run that Toronto’s been on, it’s really made things real interesting."'
Popular Taylor hopes for return to Amerks (Rochester D&C)
Captain Left Hanging (RNews.com)
Amerks cleaning out lockers today (Amerks.com)