‘”The hustle and the effort was equal to that we had in Boston,” said Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff. “The work ethic is there, but we’ve got to hold onto pucks and we’ll be rewarded. You have to work hard to be successful. It’s obvious the effort was there. We outskated them, we outplayed them in the zone. It was a real good skating game on both sides. We had a couple of breakdowns that cost us even-strength. We had some great opportunities that we didn’t take advantage of.”‘
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