'"It means a lot," Ruff said. "Our staff was challenged in a lot of areas, and we were questioned in some areas. And I think we've done a heck of a job."'
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‘”Briere, Vanek, Connolly — that’s how I sleep at night,” Miller said. “We’re fine.”‘
‘Numminen’s postseason misfortunes have been the result of playing most of his career with a Winnipeg Jets-Phoenix Coyotes franchise notorious for its playoff collapses. During Numminen’s tenure, the Jets-Coyotes four times lost a Game 7 and three times squandered a 3-1 series lead, joining Washington as the only NHL franchise to do so that many times.’
‘In the first-round series against Philadelphia, Miller rebounded from a disappointing performance in Game 4 to post a shutout the next game. It seems that every time the 25-year-old’s abilities are questioned he rises to the occasion. “I don’t think my game has to change,” said Miller of facing the Senators. “I just have to be consistent. I think my game is good enough.”‘
‘TV coverage for those games — scheduled for Friday, May 5 in Ottawa, and Thursday, May 11 in Buffalo, will be shown exclusively on CBC, and OLN, the NHL’s network partners in Canada and the U.S., respectively. Both networks are available on Adelphia Communications Corp., however, only CBC is carried on basic cable. OLN is part of Adelphia’s digital tier.’
'"It's going to be a tough series," Miller said. "Both of our teams can skate. We both have defences that can move the puck. … We've identified how we have to play. Now we have to execute."'
'Senators in 6.'
'Ottawa in seven.'
'The Buffalo Sabres are dangerous, possibly dangerous enough to win the Stanley Cup. But did they win the series against Philadelphia? Or did the Flyers lose it?'
'A winning team can make a big difference when you sell sports memorabilia.'