Found April 05, 2012 on Sportaholics Anonymous:
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During a radio appearance on Washington, DC's 106.7 The Fan on Wednesday, Washington Capital center and alternate captain Brooks Laich expressed his confidence in his team's postseason ambitions, despite a devastating regulation loss to division rival Tampa Bay only two nights earlier:

"We're not talking worst-case scenario.  We're making the playoffs." 

Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller heard this quote, and didn't take too kindly to it.  His team was tied with the Capitals at 88 points coming into tonight, when both teams were in action:

"I don't think he's Mark Messier."

Miller was referring to the famous "guarantee" by New York Rangers captain Mark Messier before Game 6 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals against the New Jersey Devils.  Messier scored a hat trick in Game 6 to help the Rangers win the game and tie the series, which they won in Game 7.  "Captain Comeback" and the New York Rangers went on to win the Stanley Cup. 

Tonight, Miller's words came back to haunt him.  Brooks Laich scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal in Washington's 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers, giving the Caps 90 points with one game remaining.  The victory puts pressure on both the division rival Panthers, who needed just one point in tonight's game to clinch the Southeast Division, and the Sabres, who are fighting with the Capitals for the eighth and final playoff spot. 

Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, Ryan Miller gave up the game-winning goal to the Flyers Matt Read with 4:21 remaining in the game.  Buffalo would eventually lose 2-1.  Their regulation loss coupled with the Capitals victory eliminated the Buffalo Sabres from the playoffs and clinched a postseason berth for the Washington Capitals. 

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