'“Disappointed to lose," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff told reporters in Raleigh. “But I'm not disappointed with that game at all. I think Our guys made a huge statement coming in here when everybody looked at that 4-0 game like, ‘Oh, they’re done. The defense is no good.’ I thought a lot of guys stepped it up.”'
Archives for May 29, 2006
'"You don't see that often with a lot of teams but it's worked for them," Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said Monday.'
‘”I know a lot of people think we’re done. But that’s not the way we see it,” Sabres co-captain Daniel Briere said. “We really believe we have something special that guys believe we can come back.”‘
‘”The secret is, a lot of it is not looking ahead — you can’t win two games at once,” said Drury. “It’s putting all your focus and energy into Game 6. Anaheim did it this year, Tampa Bay did it, and we did it.”‘
‘”You do come in cold,” Ward said after Monday afternoon’s skate-around at the RBC Center, “but you definitely feed off the atmosphere. Once again, our home crowd was tremendous and this is the time of year that you’re going to get the goose bumps and the excitement, the adrenaline pumping. So, there’s no real excuses.”‘
'"We know that Buffalo is going to throw everything at us back in their home building," Ward said.'
'Let’s see here: six penalties were assessed in the first period. Three penalties were called in both the second and third periods, and one in overtime. Over to you for the rationalization, Stephen Walkom.'
'He was obviously ready to put his cape back on and go back to work as the 'Canes superhero. That's what he was, said Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff. "He definitely made the key saves at the key times for them to win a hockey game."'
‘The Sabres went on a power play with 41 seconds left in regulation, but couldn’t score. They failed to convert any of their four power plays.’
‘”Everybody wants to be a hero,” Stillman said. “So far, I have been lucky some nights. You’d like to score every time you went to overtime, and tonight I was in the right place at the right time.”‘