'With 74 points, the Eastern Conference and Northeast Division-leading Sabres have very little to be ashamed of this season. However, the club has just two wins in their last six games and both of those victories came against the Boston Bruins, basement dwellers in the Northeast Division.'
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'"Nothing against the referees, I've got everything to do against that call," a shaken Miller said. "I felt like I had possession and he played me, not the puck. I got kind of spun off it a bit. It's a judgment call by [the ref]. He said he saw our guy and their guy battling, which I don't know how that has anything to do with me. So, yeah, I disagree."'
'"My wife is obviously very precautionary and very nervous," he said. "She keeps pointing out that I do have two kids to look after and want to be able to hold. That's her main focus. Her first concern is myself, without saying the obvious." Translation: Retire.'
‘It all fell apart in the third period on a play that Miller felt should have been blown dead.’
‘”Defensively you can’t ask for a better game than that,” said Brodeur. “We didn’t have any crucial turnovers and that is key against a team that is known for its offensive prowess.”‘
‘The New Jersey Devils scored three times in less than five minutes at the start of the third period to beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 Saturday night from the Meadowlands.’
‘”We got the one goal lead and were in the position that we wanted to be in,” said defenseman Nathan Paetsch, who logged a career-high 20:55 TOI. “I think we might have just tried to sit on that lead a little too much and they came out firing in the third on us.”‘
‘With two days to sift through the wreckage of their third loss in five games – all after owning the lead heading into the final period – coach Lindy Ruff is left to search for answers on what keeps causing his squad’s mental collapses in the later stages of games and how to correct the trend in short order.’
‘It all went sour with a harmless looking shot from the point two minutes into the period. Ryan Miller, starting for the first time in three games, appeared to cover the puck for a whistle. But before the referee blew the play dead, Devils forward John Madden ripped the puck right out from under Miller’s glove and shoved it over the goal line.’