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When Drew Stafford scored 3:24 into the first period on Friday night, there was no one happier in the arena than he was to finally get one to go his way.
“Obviously, that’s something I’ve been working for,” said Stafford, who donned the team’s brown fur coat that is given to their MVP of the night. “Finally it’s nice to get rewarded; now hopefully it floodgates.”
After 14 games and 40 shots, Stafford was beginning to wonder whether or not any would end up in the net. Talk even began as to whether or not the Sabres should consider sitting the former 30-goal scorer for a game or so to try and get him refocused.
That of course didn’t happen.
“I said this morning (Friday) that if I sit him out he has no chance to score,” said Lindy Ruff. “He’s gotten himself into some pretty good positions, and he got into a good position there when he found that hole right in front of the net.”
Turns out, Ruff made the right choice.
It took just one shot in game number 15 for him to find the back of
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To say that Drew Stafford has been in a slump is pretty much an understatement. 14 games played and he has yet to score one goal this season. In fact, you have to go back to March 31, 2012 to find the last game that Stafford has scored in. This slump has been highlighted across multiple outlets with some sensible opinions found in the Buffalo News to the utterly ridiculous elsewhere...
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Things certainly looked bleak for the Buffalo Sabres after two periods. The Bruins led, Ryan Miller was under siege and if things didn’t turn around, head coach Lindy Ruff might have very soon found himself on the unemployment line. Everything changed in the third period, when the Sabres roared back to overtake the Bruins and keep Ruff on the bench for at least one game more....
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In a surprise move, Lindy Ruff is healthy scratching robust, burly D Mike Weber.
Cody McCormick and TJ Brennan will also sit this one out.
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If there was an honor for being the luckiest team in the NHL, the Buffalo Sabres might be the front runners for that award.
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Pittsburgh Penguins (10-5-0) @ Buffalo Sabres (6-8-1)
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The Pens visit Buffalo on a cold Sunday.
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Didn't we just play these guys? I feel like the Bruins February schedule is home vs NYR, then at Buffalo, then at NYR, then home against Buffalo - rinse and repeat. I'm not complaining though because playing Buffalo is like Michael Jordan dominating a wheelchair basketball game. For a team I picked to finish on top of the Northeast Division - they're ******* terrible...
Sabres D Reggie Sekera is doubtful for the Pens game on Sunday afternoon, according to Lindy Ruff.
Sekera suffered a leg injury when he was checked innocently by Boston's Shawn Thornton on Friday night.
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