‘”The mood was good. They feel they are very much in this thing,” coach Tom Renney said. “It’s a short memory about the bad stuff and a long memory about the good stuff. We’re taking out of (Friday) what we should and also leaving behind what we shouldn’t.”‘
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'On Saturday, Ruff also addressed the play of Max Afinogenov, who has struggled in the postseason. "I like Max. He's a great guy. But it's going to come down to what's going to give us the best chance to win. It's either play well, or…he may not play. I mean, that could be a possibility."'
'"I've pretty well seen everything from him, from the physical side to the playmaking side," said Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff. "I know he hasn't been on the scoresheet from a goal standpoint but his intangibles – the penalty killing work, the work he's done against their top line, we really did feel he'd be a big addition."'
'But sometimes a hot goalie and a gritty make-up can steal you a win, and that's precisely what got the Sabres a 3-2 victory on what could have been a harsh night at HSBC.'
‘When the couple decided to get married, they then took the next step — a Sabres-themed wedding. The bridal party wore red-and-black dresses; the groomsmen wore red-and-black jerseys; and both Josiah’s and Tina’s fathers wore the classic blue-and-gold.’
‘Ruff, who was also assessed a gross misconduct, was irate with on-ice officials for what he perceived were two missed calls late in the game.’
‘It was a performance for the ages.’
'“He certainly played very, very well,” Rangers coach Tom Renney said. “If he’s not having an A-game maybe we do take this contest. We scored a couple of goals on him we thought exposed some parts of his game, but he made some terrific saves for them.”'
'Pay no mind that Zubrus was absent from the score sheet in Buffalo’s 3-2 comeback victory over the Rangers on Friday night at HSBC Arena. You might as well credit him with nine assists, because every hit he administered — and they came with a relentless fury — rendered New York susceptible to what transpired in the Sabres’ twogoal third period.'
'Stafford was on the ice with Vanek after playing with nearly everybody else. He started in his usual spot alongside center Chris Drury and right wing Dainius Zubrus. Then he went down to play with Connolly and Adam Mair. After a brief reunion with Drury, coach Lindy Ruff placed Stafford with Vanek and center Derek Roy.'