'"We eliminated a lot of the careless stuff, and we eliminated it for 60 minutes," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said.'
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‘”I shouldn’t say it was one of those nights,” Briere said. “It’s been one of those last 10 days for me. It’s been crazy. It’s been a lot of fun lately.”‘
‘After Tuesday’s home 7-1 rout of Boston, the Sabres are 15-1-1 with Tallinder in the lineup.’
‘”He won’t reach the level he was at before the season started last year,” Ruff said Tuesday before the Sabres crushed the Boston Bruins, 7-1, in HSBC Arena. “There’s no chance of getting to that level of fitness. But we feel that we can get him to the level where he’ll play and help the team. I’m guessing in six to eight weeks.”‘
‘”We caught them in a perfect scenario. We knew our energy should be better, and we did a good job of making sure we took it to them.”‘
‘”It’s a step in the right direction,” said Briere, who played his first home game since earning All-Star MVP honors last Wednesday in Dallas. “We don’t want to get too confident because it’s just one game, but we needed this to realize that we’re OK here.”‘
‘”We were struggling with the one goal lead,” said Briere. “Tonight we made sure we didn?t stop with the one goal lead, we just kept scoring goals. We knew they played late last night, got in late. We wanted to get at them right from the beginning. We wanted to come out strong.”‘
‘With five minutes remaining in the period and Gaustad off for boarding Jason Pominville notched a short handed goal to give the Sabres a four goal lead. Then just minutes later Daniel Briere scored his second of the night and his twentieth of the season to make it 6-1 heading to the third.’
‘”It’s isn’t easy to fly in, get in late, not skate [in the morning] and try to find the energy to play the next night,” said head coach Lindy Ruff. ” It didn’t look like tonight they could generate any energy. And they are a good skating team.”‘