'The Sabres’ emotional 6-5 shootout win over the Senators Thursday before a sellout crowd of 18,690 raucous fans at HSBC Arena will forever be remembered as the night old-time hockey returned.'
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'"I wasn't there. I wasn't watching the game, but I got plenty of phone calls about it. It was one of those things where people were saying, 'You've got to watch the news tonight.'"'
'But this much hockey people know. The sport never gets as much attention as it does when there's a good scrap. And you know what they say in the sports business — there's no such thing as bad publicity, only degrees of good publicity.'
'"Let's be realistic here, if that's Sidney Crosby, this whole league's in an uproar," Ruff said.'
'Buffalo has had at least one player injured in each of its past six games.'
‘If Brian McGrattan doesn’t dress for Saturday’s game against the Sabres, John Muckler should just go ahead and trade him to the Pittsburgh Penguins before Tuesday’s deadline. If there’s no role for McGrattan on Saturday, then why have him on the payroll at all?’
‘Coach Ruff did say that he does not expect any further penalties from the league.’
‘”Whatever it takes,” Mancari told LGS earlier this season. “Whether it’s at forward or defense, I’ll do it if it gets me to the NHL.”‘
‘”It was a predator type of hit where Chris was vulnerable. Neil went out of his way to deliver a blow to Chris’ head. It was a deliberate attempt to put someone out.”‘
‘The tenth Rochester American to join the blue and gold for the Sabres’ 2006-07 season is forward Mark Mancari, summoned to fill-in for downed captain Chris Drury, who was injured by a Chris Neil hit that sparked a melee in Buffalo’s 6-5 shoot-out win Thursday night at HSBC Arena.’