‘Christian Ehrhoff had a big night with 1 goal, 1 assist and a +2 plus/minus rating.’
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‘Ehrhoff scored 6:07 into the third period to give Buffalo the lead and Tyler Ennis added an empty-netter to seal the win.’
‘Hecht, the longest-tenured Sabres at nine seasons, has mostly struggled since his new contract began, sandwiching one good season between two poor ones. In 136 total games in 2008-09 and 2010-11, the 34-year-old had only 24 goals, 56 points and minus-5 rating.’
‘Ehrhoff, who signed a US$40 million, 10-year deal with Buffalo after being traded to the Sabres prior to the free-agent period, snapped a shot past Robert Mayer 6:07 into the third to restore the Sabres’ one-goal lead. Pominville opened the scoring 15:31 in when he steered Ehrhoff’s centring pass beyond Montreal starter Peter Budaj.
‘“You’ve got to believe in yourself,” he said. “And I’m taking it like an opportunity to show I can still be a good player in this league.”’
‘”If guys weren’t trying to score on me, I wouldn’t be so mean,” he said. “You almost need two different personalities to be effective out there. The stuff you do off the ice doesn’t always translate to being an effective player. You need to put yourself in a place where the hair on the back of your neck is standing up.”‘
‘The Sabres have eschewed an ECHL affiliate in the past, preferring to scavenge the league for the best players not already under contract with another NHL team. That practice hasn’t endeared Buffalo to many of the teams in the ECHL. “Candidly, people in the league started hating them,” Chapman said. “But with the new ownership, from what I’ve heard, he’s interested in developing the organization.”‘