‘Ruff, who already has a Jack Adams Award in his trophy case and is nominated for another this season, wanted to make sure his team’s confidence level hasn’t dipped after dropping two straight at Madison Square Garden to leave their series tied 2-2. “I woke up and the sun was shining and it was such a beautiful day driving down here,” Ruff said. “After I met with you guys (Wednesday) I went home depressed. And I got to thinking, `What are they thinking?’ We’ve got a game in our barn, we’ve got a hell of a team, let’s get going again. Let’s put the mindset in the right place.”‘
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