‘When Miller is good, like he was in the first and much of the third periods on Friday, the Sabres are still a dangerous side. Buffalo had no business heading to the locker room at the first intermission with the lead.’
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‘“We kind of were scared to play,” defenseman Jaroslav Spacek said.’
‘“I’m not real happy right now. It’s just unacceptable,” Miller said after the stunning 3-2 loss in HSBC Arena. “We’re not letting ourselves off the hook on this one. We said it was a playoff-style game and we gave up a lead in the third period. That’s unacceptable.”’
'"It was a playoff-style game and we gave up a two-goal lead in the third period; it's unacceptable," Miller said. "I don't have to coat it; that's exactly what's going on. I don't know what happened, but if we don't have the legs for it, we have to have the brains for it. We have to be better. We had one shot on goal; it's everybody."'
'Stafford laid on the ice while play continued, then hobbled back to the bench. He headed immediately to the Sabres locker room. Stafford re-injured the ankle that forced him to miss a game against Atlanta.'
'Playing their third game in four nights, the Sabres ran out of gas, particularly in the third period, when they were outshot 17-1. Their one and only shot came with 2:45 left when Ales Kotalik's weak shot from the right circle was easily stopped by Auld.'
'"I wouldn't call it full-blown negotiations, we're just keeping the lines of communication open to see where it goes," Regier told The Associated Press during the first intermission of Buffalo's home game against Boston. "We've had conversations. We never really stopped."'
'"We had a couple turnovers and (Chara) scored right away," Spacek said. "We were kind of tight. Give them credit, they played well in the whole third period, even overtime."'
'The Bruins finally got on the board less than a minute into the third period as a screened shot from the point by Zdeno Chara snuck through traffic to make it 2-1. With less than four minutes remaining Marco Sturm scored on a break to tie the game 2-2 sending it to overtime. The Sabres were dominated in the third period being out shot 17-1 and losing the two goal lead.'