‘“I just felt comfortable out there,” he said. “I didn’t know that it was going to be a shutout, but I knew that I was going to play a solid game. But the guys were so good in front of me that it was a pleasure to be there.”’
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‘“I’m trying to focus more on my game,” Miller said. “Early in the season, I was probably too worried about what everybody else was trying to do, trying to be bigger than my role. I was trying to do too many things at once. I can’t be a captain-type leader and talk to guys at all times. I have to go out and just do my job.”’
‘“We’ve been in a situation for the last three years that was not what we’d prefer,” Sabres managing partner Larry Quinn said. “We’d like to have our own team and control it. We never wanted a dual affiliation. We’re going to make sure that we have an affiliate that’s our team and our team only. That’s all I can say.”’
'"They came out hard, but I thought we played well defensively," said Thibault, noting that the task was made more difficult because the Sabres lost Henrik Tallinder to an undisclosed injury midway through the second period. "I thought we played a perfect road game," Thibault added.'
Sabres leave canadiens rattled (Montreal Gazette)
‘Old man’ Thibault values ice time in Montreal (Montreal Gazette)
Photo gallery (Canadiens.com)
Photo gallery (Sabres.com)
The following are rough English translations from French language sources:
The Canadian deflates (Le Journal de Montreal)
“One tears off some by the time which runs” (Le Journal de Montreal)
Koivu should be classified delinquent, according to Miller (Le Journal de Montreal)
Mike Komisarek pushes back the excuse of tiredness (Le Journal de Montreal)
The wish of Thibault exaucé (Le Journal de Montreal)
Throats in the place of Bubble (Le Journal de Montreal)
“It is always a little special to play in Montreal” (Le Journal de Montreal)
Komisarek: “It is unacceptable” (La Presse)
Higgins seeks explanations (La Presse)
Carbo: “Too many players seem satisfied” (La Presse)
Photo gallery (CP)
Sweeping in the Bell Center (RDS.ca)
“Ca cannot continue like that” (RDS.ca)
'"We did research on him and we were looking for a veteran guy that could be positive and support a guy that he knew was going to play a lot," Ruff said. "We felt we brought in a good guy and his work ethic and attitude has been tremendous. I was thrilled for him tonight."'
‘”I feel we’ve been playing the way we’ve played for the last two and a half years,” Roy said. “We kind of got away from that, but now we’re playing the same style as before. We keep rolling lines, everybody’s playing and it doesn’t matter who gets the goal or who gets the glory, all that matters is the win.”‘
'"It's always fun to play here against the Habs," said Thibault. "I haven't played here in the last couple of years and I'll this hard work I've put in makes it really rewarding."'
'Some possible bad news on the injury front as Henrik Tallinder left at the end of the second period and did not return with a shoulder injury. Lindy Ruff said after the game that they don't know how long it will be, but will be some time.'
'The Sabres' special teams played a role tonight, going 1-4 on the power play and killing off all three Montreal power plays. But the night belonged to Thibault, who was thrilled about his first shutout with the Sabres.'