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NOTEBOOK: MOVE ALONG

Saturday, 03.29.2008 / 12:12 AM / News
By Erin Pollina  - Sabres.com
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NOTEBOOK: MOVE ALONG
Paul Gaustad (Photo: Bill Wippert)
After suffering a 4-3 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night, there was only one thing the Buffalo Sabres could do.

Move on.

Earning a point in the contest, the Sabres continue to be in the thick of the playoff race, sitting 10th in the Eastern Conference and four points behind the Boston Bruins for the final seed.

“We have to move forward,” defenseman Mike Weber said. “This game is over and we have to go into practice tomorrow, get our heads straight and get ready for Sunday [against the Bruins].”

The Sabres face Boston twice in their remaining four games of the regular season.

"It’s do or die," Nathan Paetsch said. "That’s the team we’re trying to catch and it’s a playoff game for us.

"We’ve just got to get those two points."

“We’re going to stay in the battle,” head coach Lindy Ruff said. “Stranger things have happened. We’re going to stay in the battle and fight right down to the last minute of the last game. Good things are going to happen, there are going to be some bad things that are going to happen. I told them before the game we’re in for a tough one but we’ve got to impose our will and I thought for the most part we did tonight.

“It’s painful, but you’ve got to move on.”


Sabres winger Steve Bernier left the game in the third period with what Ruff described as a “bruised hip.”

“He couldn’t play the remainder of the game,” Ruff said, but did not give any further details on Bernier’s status.


Ryan Miller officially became the Sabres new iron man Friday night.

With the start against Montreal he became Buffalo’s all-time goalie leader for games played in a single season with 73 games.

Miller surpassed Martin Biron (2001-02), Dominik Hasek (1997-98) and Don Edwards (1977-78) who were previously tied for the record at 72 games played.

The last time Miller came close to the feat was 2006-07 when he played 63 games.

Former Sabres netminder Grant Fuhr holds the NHL record with 79 games played in 1995-96 with the St. Louis Blues.


Despite the loss, Derek Roy and Jason Pominville each kept their scoring streaks intact.

Roy tied his career-high eight-game point streak when he added a pair of helpers Friday night against the Canadiens. He has scored 15 points (4+11) during the stretch.

Pominville also added an assist on the night, continuing a seven-game point streak (4+8).


A double feature of Hall of Famers made a showing at HSBC Arena Friday night.

Former quarterback for the Buffalo Bills (2002 NFL Hall of Fame) Jim Kelly helped with the t-shirt toss during a commercial break while former New York Yankee Rich “Goose” Gossage was spotted at the morning skate.

Gossage was recently elected to the MLB Hall of Fame and will be inducted later this year.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82