'Sabres coach Lindy Ruff did not give a timetable for Afinogenov's return, other than saying it would be "a while."'
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'Buffalo's ability to replace key players lost to injury or free agency has been one of the team's strengths over the past two seasons. Losing the hottest scorer in the NHL — Afinogenov had seven goals and 10 assists in his last eight games before the injury — without suffering a significant fall-off will be the Sabres' biggest test yet.'
'The Sabres allowed three power-play goals for the first time all season.'
'Stafford made quite an impression in his NHL debut. He was called up Sunday from the Rochester Americans along with Daniel Paille and replaced injured right winger Maxim Afinogenov on a line with center Derek Roy and left winger Thomas Vanek. All but five seconds of Stafford's 12:50 was at even strength, but he was put on the ice in overtime and delivered.'
Rangers Pull Ahead, but Sabres Find Way to Win (New York Times)
Rangers let lead slip away (New York Daily News)
Rangers fall (New York Post)
Getting a point is really not point (Newsday)
Rangers lose to Sabres in overtime (White Plains Journal News)
Rangers make their point in OT loss to Sabres (NewYorkRangers.com)
Post-game notes (NewYorkRangers.com)
Photo gallery (NewYorkRangers.com)
'"At the end of the game, it feels good to comeback like that, but we have to be careful," said Briere, who finished the game with a pair of goals and an assist. "We're not going to be able to comeback from two goals every time."'
With their 4-3 overtime victory over the New York Rangers, they won their eighth straight road game to start a season, an NHL record they now own all by themselves.
‘Ruff will gladly take the 12-1-1 mark through the first 14 games but he’s surely losing some hair with the way his team keeps choosing to do things the hard way.’