'The depth falls off considerably from there, however. Next up from AHL Rochester if there's another blue-line injury would be a first-year pro. Andrej Sekera showed well in training camp and could have made the roster if not for Paetsch's experience, but he has been battling a groin injury. The other options are Michael Funk and Mike Card, also in their first season outside juniors.'
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'The Sabres still have not lost through sudden death in 16 regular-season games, dating to April 7, 2006.'
'"It is strange," Pominville said. "It's been a long time since we lost" on June 1 to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.'
'It isn't easy for a small-market NHL team to get a coveted cover story in America's most popular sports magazine. In fact, the only time the Sabres were so recognized was in the issue of Feb. 26, 1973: "Buffalo's New Beliveau" (Gilbert Perreault).'
‘Rides like this don’t come along often. Buckle in. And just enjoy.’
‘Paetsch played in just two games with the Sabres last season, one during the regular season and another during the playoffs.’
‘Atlanta came into the contest unbeaten on the road with a 3-0-2 record. The Sabres are 6-0-0 on the road this season. Oddly, as many teams entered Saturday without a road loss as did without a home loss. Buffalo, Minnesota, Anaheim, Edmonton and New Jersey were all unbeaten at home coming into action, while Anaheim, Ottawa and Pittsburgh joined the Sabres and Thrashers with unbeaten road marks.’
Thrashers end Sabres’ win streak (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
‘But last night, in a result that has to be seen as poetic justice, the Atlanta Thrashers put the matter to bed for another season, defeating the Sabres 5-4 — in a shootout when Slava Kozlov scored the only goal.’
‘”It’s fitting they lost in a shootout because some of their wins came that way,” Gilmour, a member of those 1993 Leafs, said. “We never had the opportunity of shootouts, so it was an entirely different thing. (The Sabres) have a good team but it’s still nice that we will be recognized for our accomplishment.”‘