'It doesn't matter where they come from. Just get the puck on net.'
Archives for May 14, 2007
'"We all complain, that's the bottom line," Murray added. "We have to let the officials make the calls, whether we like them or not. We'll complain. I'll complain, too, and you guys will call me a whiner. That's OK."'
'"We've been a team that's relied on making plays in real tight situations and we've coughed it up," said Sabres coach Lindy Ruff about his team's penchant for bad turnovers. "I haven't liked some of our puck support by our forwards. (The defensemen's) available outs should be quicker, and I thought a couple situations we weren't there for them."'
Q: Which one of the co-captains would you keep if you were Sabres GM Darcy Regier? A: [Laughs] Why did I know this question was coming? You have to understand, Linda. I’ve known Danny for years. He was my roommate. We played midgets and juniors together. We followed the same paths all the way to the NHL. I knew he was going to be a superstar with unreal talent because I had so much trouble stopping him. And then you have Chris. This guy’s something else! Not only on the ice, but in the locker room. He just makes everybody step it up because he never lets down.’
'The good news for Regier, if he has to do it, is that almost all of the Sabres' season-long problems can be viewed in one tidy little package: the second period of Game 2.'
'But they'll need two things — a much better power play and an outstanding performance from Ryan Miller. They haven't gotten either in this series.'
'"Our big thing, no matter what the situation is if we win or lose, our next game's always the one we want," Buffalo centre Chris Drury said. "Certainly that's the case now."'
'“We have to wrest some momentum back at times,” Ruff said. “They’ve got a very good team. I said that before this series started. They are going to be able to control play at times, and that’s when we have to get some big saves. We have to sometimes hunker down and play a little bit smarter.”'
'“As long as it’s nothing criminal,” said Senators winger Brian McGrattan, “then he can do whatever he wants.”'
'Miller had a tough two games, but the bigger problem has been the blue line. Buffalo spent the offseason believing it would have won the Stanley Cup last season if not for all the injuries to the blue line. Sorry, but the collection of rookies and bench warmers forced into emergency service in Game Seven of the conference finals last spring responded better to pressure than this crew.'