'"We all make mistakes," said Kalinin. "You just have to work through it and focus on the next game. "[That turnover] didn't effect me at all."'
Archives for May 18, 2007
' "I think Ryan's response has been excellent," said Ruff. "Any team looks back and looks over their shoulder, and sees their goaltender. They know that most nights, he can't have an off night to win. He's got to be – if it's not your best effort, it's got to be close to your best player to win in the league."'
'The Senators have already offered the couple club seats for a possible Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final on Monday or a regular season game next season, as well as dinner at the arena's Club Red Restaurant and Lounge. Also, the Westin Ottawa hotel added an overnight stay for their visit.'
'If Zubrus can't go, it's likely that Drew Stafford will take his place in the line-up according to WGR's Paul Hamilton. Stafford skated on the 4th line in practice this afternoon with Ales Kotalik and Adam Mair.'
'The Sabres are feeding off the old 'us-against-the-world' mantra, knowing few people believe they can be the first NHL team in 33 years to come back from a 3-0 series deficit. "We've heard a lot of rumours that it was over, but nobody has told us that it's officially over so we're still battling," said Briere. "We're going to fight all the way to the end."'
‘That the Senators were every bit as good as Buffalo down the stretch after stumbling out of the gate does nothing to ease the sting of such a devastating defeat. This was their year, the Sabres were supposed to go all the way and, at long last, fulfill the promises that previous Sabre teams and the Bills – oh, those Bills – were never able to keep. They had a heavy burden weighing down on their shoulders, these Sabres.’
‘Brian Campbell played nearly half the game — 29 minutes, 32 seconds — and earned a team-high 35 shifts. Henrik Tallinder clocked in at 27:05, Toni Lydman was at 23:24 and Teppo Numminen played 23:12.’
‘“They do all these amazing things and get you thinking they’re different, that they’re immune from the bad stuff that happens to our sports teams. But I’m not going to let my heart get broken again.”’
‘Chris Drury, Tim Connolly and Derek Roy, an unusual trio of three centers who sparked Buffalo’s 3-2 win in Game Four, will get the call again Saturday in HSBC Arena.’
‘Eighteen minutes later, they were all gone.’