‘”I thought we put up a real good battle with a depleted lineup,” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “We went into the third period without Spacek, and probably shouldn’t have played the second period, and with the guys we had out up front I thought the effort we got — we had them on the ropes in the third period and we missed a couple of opportunities to put them away but we got rewarded again for sticking with it.”‘
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