'Brown adds he was more successful in getting a bet in this series with his counterpart from Ottawa. The two mayors have bet delicacies like chicken wings and beaver tails, a type of fried dough, and the dubious distinction of having to wear the other team's jersey if his team loses.'
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'But there is somewhat of a downside to the Sabres' success: WNED public broadcasting isn't raising as much money in their annual TV auction, because it airs the same time as the Sabres games.'
'If Connolly can't play, the Sabres will be without one of their leading scorers and special teams contributors. It's a situation the Sabres have grown familiar with over the course of the season. "We've been playing through adversity all year long and if Tim has to miss that game somebody else has to step up," says Sabres Right Wing J.P. Dumont. "It's been like that all year long and we're pretty confident that somebody else can jump in."'
‘”We haven’t done anything yet … and we know we could be a lot better defensively and even offensively,” Drury said Tuesday. “But this is the playoffs. Obviously, all that really matters is that you get the W’s.”‘
'“We knew he was going to come back strong,” Sabres co-captain Daniel Briere said. “He did it all year. That’s who he is.”'
‘Few pre-season prognosticators picked the Sabres to still be playing at this juncture, and a lot of fans outside Buffalo continue to wonder what makes them tick.’
‘It’s unclear when Kalinin was hurt in what proved to be a hard-hitting game. But Kalinin twice left the game to go to the locker room and was spotted walking with a heavy limp afterward.’
'While Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff maintained Connolly could be back by Game 4 on Thursday night, this is doubtful. Connolly missed the entire 2003-04 season because of post-concussion syndrome and it is highly likely the "upper-body injury" he suffered on Monday night is another concussion.'
'The Buffalo Sabres' 7-6 overtime victory over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night may have made some local broadcasting history. It had an 11.7 rating on CBLT, which was higher than the ratings for all network shows carried on local affiliates Channel 2, Channel 4 and Channel 7. That is the first time in recent memory that has happened and perhaps in history.'
‘”We feel great doing it, but we know it’s a seven-game series,” Miller said. “We have to be good. We have to be very good. That team showed good determination tonight when they were down, and I’m sure they’re going to show the same fight, the same spirit. We’re going to have to have our game.”‘