'“We had a couple tough calls on us late and there were some breaks that went their way. Some games you get calls, some games you don’t.”'
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'“It was kind of a playoff game,” Buffalo right wing Maxim Afinogenov said. “They are playing for the playoffs, we are fighting for the playoffs. It’s tough right now.”'
'With the point for an overtime defeat, Buffalo improved to 74 points and trails Philadelphia, which topped the Islanders 4-1 on Saturday, by four points for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.'
‘In overtime Jaroslav Spacek took a hooking penalty a minute and a half into the extra period that gave the Hurricanes a 4 on 3 man advantage. Eric Staal snapped a shot from the point and Scott Walker deflected it by Miller for the 4-3 overtime victory.’
‘”He’s the one guy up front that has the number of years and has played in all the situations,” Ruff said. “He’s the guy we’ve counted on in all the tough situations when we’re playing against top lines. He’s the guy that’s always aware. He knows when the top players are there. He’s knows where they’re going to be.”‘