'Sabres spokesman Mike Gilbert said, "We're still in the process of ascertaining how many we're going to have on sale per game. Probably somewhere in the 4,000 range."'
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'"We asked a lot of things from them," Ruff said of his team's effort so far. "Two days off is good."'
‘Game 1 Saturday May 20 RBC Center 2 p.m.
Game 2 Monday May 22 RBC Center 7:30 p.m.’
'As for the Bills if they want to be No. 1 in the city's mind again, they better start watching the toughness, determination and grit of a hard-working hockey team. Otherwise, mediocrity, not greatness, will continue to rule for Buffalo's football team.'
'The Sabres did not possess a top-40 scorer this season, but did manage to see nine forwards and one defenseman accumulate at least 40 points. Plus, the team compiled an ego-free blue line corps that was both mobile and physical at the same time. Finally, rookie goalie Ryan Miller delivered completely on the promise he showed during an award-filled college hockey career.'
‘Ruff said Kalinin is still listed week to week after reportedly breaking his ankle May 8 while blocking a shot in Game 2 of Buffalo’s conference semifinal series against Ottawa. Connolly’s status is uncertain after the play-making center was also hurt in Game 2 after sustaining what is believed to be a concussion. “We’re hopeful,” Ruff said of Connolly…”But right now, there’s no indication he will be (ready).”
'According to commercials run by NBC during the weekend's games, the Sabres will play on the road at 2 p.m. Saturday, but it's not clear whether that will be Game One or Two. The NHL has not released the schedule for the conference finals, and the next round won't start until the semifinals in both conferences are complete. The semis will end as early as Wednesday or as late as Friday.'
'Beauty of this team is in its chemistry, its collective will, its determination to overcome. Ottawa coach Bryan Murray was right to fret Sabres' depth at outset of series. Eleven players scored goals. Sixteen accumulated points.'
‘The Class of 2006-07 — headed by first-round picks Marek Zagrapan and Drew Stafford — is very talented and will comprise a good portion of next season’s Rochester Americans.’
‘As Daniel Briere, one of three Sabres with strong Ottawa-area ties, said before the series with the Senators began, he relates to people in Buffalo better than he did those in Phoenix because, “they are like us.”’