‘Coach Lindy Ruff pushed his boys to the limit and used up his bag of tricks. The Sabres did get pretty goals from Roy and Maxim Afinogenov; and, at least in Game 4, it was the Ottawa blue-line corps that seemed a little more jittery with the puck, more prone to errors.’
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'If the Senators are peaking, and the Sabres are slumping, yet the average margin of victory has only been one goal, what does that tell you about this series? It tells me that this thing isn't anywhere NEAR over and that smelling salts may be all that Buffalo needs to continue turning this thing around.'
‘“I was like, ‘Wow, there’s our break,’” Sabres co-captain Daniel Briere said. “This is where it turns around for us.”’
'"There's going to be nights when the puck doesn't go in for us," Spezza said Thursday. "We got chances. If we didn't get any chances and we felt they shut us down, we'd have to go back to the drawing board. But we had tons of chances between the three of us."'
‘”We let one slip away the other night, but we have to keep it going and have that killer instinct,” Spezza said.’
‘Coach Lindy Ruff wouldn’t say who will replace Zubrus in the lineup, but Drew Stafford and Nathan Paetsch are likely candidates.’
Hundreds of tickets released this morning by the Buffalo Sabres for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final have been sold out.'
'"Two guys that were clearing the section to our right, as they were walking out, punched my wife four times — in the head," Luck said. "They just seemed like they were pissed off because the Senators lost."'
‘The fans showed their love by showing up and the team showed theirs by signing autographs… even in the rain.’
'Buffalo barely held on the rest of the middle period and through a scoreless third period to capture a game it simply had to win and bring the series back to HSBC Arena for Game Five at 2 p.m. Saturday.'