‘”They lost two main guys and others are taking over, but maybe they were thinking Briere was the leader,” Leafs winger Alexei Ponikarovsky said. “They’re kind of floating (without a rudder).”‘
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‘The Sabres have not adjusted well to life without Daniel Briere and Chris Drury, who left the upper part of New York state for the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers, respectively, as free agents last summer. And it appears the Sabres are bound to lose top defenceman Brian Campbell, who recently cut off contract negotiations, to free agency this summer.’
No sympathy for the Sabres (Toronto Sun)
Despite recent woes, Sabres still a challenge for Leafs (Toronto Sun)
Maple Leafs Game Day (National Post)
Stafford, Roy look to build off hat tricks vs. Maple Leafs (Sportsticker)
Buffalo Sabres (20-19-6) at Toronto Maple Leafs (18-21-8) (The Sports Network)
Leafs, Sabres to get reacquainted (CBC Sports)
‘”We got a couple lucky breaks, and it feels good to win — finally.”‘
‘Roy’s return clearly kickstarted the Sabres’ top line as he combined with Drew Stafford and Thomas Vanek for seven goals, five assists and a plus-10 rating on the night.’
'"We weren't trying to do anything fancy, we were just trying to outwork them," Stafford said. "It feels good to finally win."'
'"It's kind of fitting, a 10-game skid and 10 goals," Miller noted. "The world works in mysterious ways. It's nice to snap it, but it's more important what we do with it."'
'The offense finally broke out scoring ten goals Friday night, after scoring just 16 goals in the last ten games.'
'"It's funny, I was talking about this at lunch with Tim Connolly and Max Afinogenov," laughed Miller. "It was just the three of us sitting there and I got talking about this stretch. I just said, 'You know, it's just going to have to be one of those games where everybody is clicking and everything is going so that we win by some ridiculous [margin].' I think I actually said 7-1. Even my lunch-time prediction got blown away by these guys."'