‘Once veteran Teppo Numminen aggravated his hip flexor muscle injury and didn’t play after the first period, it became a very long night for the Buffalo defense. Numminen’s exit left the Sabres with just five backliners — McKee, Campbell, Lydman, Rochester Amerk Doug Janik and Irondequoit’s Rory Fitzpatrick for the final 44-plus minutes.’
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