'The local radio hosts suggested the city of Buffalo should send Emery a tourist package to show him how many things there were to do. If they do, Emery won't open it. "I'd be nervous opening anything that people send me from here," Emery said with a laugh.'
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'Daniel Briere practiced on a line with Jochen Hecht and Jason Pominville this afternoon. Briere and Ruff both say, that line will be back together tomorrow night.'
‘”I never said it was really bad,” Emery said Friday, a day after Ottawa beat the Sabres in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. “I just said there were more things to do on a day off in Manhattan.”‘
‘”Last night was one of those games where I barely touched the puck,” Briere said. “. . . I’m not happy with my game but have to move on.”‘
‘”The sky hasn’t fallen in yet, has it?” Miller said after practice Friday. “It wouldn’t be the Sabres if we didn’t do it the hard way.”‘
'Ray Emery. I know this seems obvious, but I think the Sens will win or lose this series on his shoulders.'
‘Brown confidently predicted the Sabres would win the series, 4-2. If Buffalo loses, he will send to Ottawa 58 of the following things: beef on weck sandwiches donated by Charlie the Butcher, baseball caps displaying the logos of Buffalo’s Police and Fire departments, and saplings. Brown will also send Ottawa’s mayor two cases of locally brewed Flying Bison beer.’
'“This will be the best test we’ve had all year,” Sabres goalie Ryan Miller said. “I don’t think anybody’s thinking the wrong way. We’re all going to be ready for the challenge next time, but we definitely have to pay closer attention to our game plan.”'
'The special teams battle looked onesided on paper. On the ice, it was even worse.'
'“In playoffs, special teams are huge,” Spezza said. “The only way you’re going to win is if your power play’s pretty solid for you and if your penalty kill is good. So we’re happy with the effort.”'