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The Sens- Teams May Look Like This

from The Puck Stops Here at Fox Sports,

All told, Ottawa has a few players who might have Hall of Fame careers, but none are sure things. Ottawa does not have a top goalie. In the pre-lockout days, this is a team that might have been a Stanley Cup contender, but it is not the kind of team that wins the Cup. In the post-lockout days when it is much harder to keep a successful team together, this is quite possibly what a Stanley Cup-winning team looks like.
The Senators are better than Carolina in 2006. However the question that matters is: Are they better than either Detroit or Anaheim this year?

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Surreal Feeling

from TSN,

‘‘It’s kind of surreal right now,’’ Alfredsson said of his first-ever foray into the NHL’s championship series.
It was fitting in too many ways that Alfredsson got the big goal, his 10th of the post-season, having been the goat on last year’s overtime winner by the Sabres when Jason Pominville walked around him and beat Ray Emery to end yet another disappointing playoffs for the Senators in the second round.
‘‘He’s taken a lot of heat over the years,’’ said Senators linemate Dany Heatley. ‘‘It’s great to see him score big goals. He deserves it. He’s a man on a mission.’‘

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added 7:05pm, Bryan Murray, Daniel Alfreddsson and Ray Emery press transcript

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Ottawa In The Stanley Cup Finals

Alfredsson, the best Ottawa player this post season, ends the hopes of Buffalo fans with a goal in OT.
Watch the press conference (will be available soon after the game).

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Can The Sabres Win It

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

“Buffalo is going to have to show me they can play a lot better,” said (Denis) Potvin. “Even in Game 4, I didn’t think Buffalo played that well. They weren’t skating very good, they were showing signs of what they showed in the first three games and they were still hesitant.
“I think they’re intimidated and I still think that Chris Neil’s hit on Chris Drury early in the season is still having an effect on Buffalo. I absolutely do.
“It appears to me that this series has been determined around the boards and Buffalo can’t come out with the puck.”
That’s why Potvin isn’t convinced the Senators will give up this lead.

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One Win At A Time

from Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News,

“Only two NHL teams have ever done it,” I said. “But look at it this way. There have been 20 teams that came back to win after falling behind, 3-1, in a series. That means they’re 10 times more likely to pull it off after Game Four.”
“You know, I hadn’t thought about it that way,” Rex said, closing his notebook and shifting on his bar stool. “This team does have a way of making it hard on itself. They don’t seem to play their best until their backs are against the wall. Maybe they’re creating the ultimate crisis, to see how much we really believe.”
“Just think how tight the Senators will be if they lose Saturday,” I said. “Every media person in Canada will be talking about their history as choking dogs.”

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Factor In Luck

from the Ottawa Citizen,

Luck, though, can cause huge swings in confidence and momentum in the course of a game, ultimately deciding the outcome.
“A lot of it’s luck, but a lot of the luck you cause for yourself,” Senators centre Spezza said.
“If you’re working hard and doing things right, usually you get those breaks. We probably weren’t our sharpest the other night, and that’s probably why they got the breaks and we didn’t.”
Head coach Bryan Murray was asked what percentage of a game would typically be accounted for by lucky breaks.
“Sometimes it’s a post,” Murray said. “Sometimes it’s a rebound you don’t get to. You get a bounce like Joe Corvo ... the puck bounces on Ryan Miller.

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Don’t Let Them Back In The Arena

from The CBC,

Sean Luck said his wife, Renee Luck, who was wearing Buffalo Sabres colours and logos, was walking in front of him through the corridors of Scotiabank Place as they tried to leave the stadium with about six other Sabres fans.
“Two guys that were clearing the section to our right, as they were walking out, punched my wife four times — in the head,” Luck said. “They just seemed like they were pissed off because the Senators lost.”

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If The Sabres Can Win Again

from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,

This doesn’t make it a series.
But one more win by the Buffalo Sabres in this Eastern Conference final and, my oh my, the ghosts of blown playoff opportunities past will mischievously start whispering in the ears of the Ottawa Senators.
Suddenly, there will be a Patrick Lalime sighting. Or Jeff Friesen will be seen taking a tour on Parliament Hill.

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Delay The Party

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

“We missed out on the party,” said Senators coach Bryan Murray. “It’s disappointing when you lose, especially at home.”...
“We knew there was going to be a bump in the road at some point or another,” said Senators centre Jason Spezza. “We’ve just got to stick with the plan.
“We’ve shown that anytime we play our game and get pucks in deep, we’re the better hockey team. We had a lot of chances late in the second and the third. We just weren’t able to get anything by (Sabres goalie Ryan Miller). That was just a good teaching game to show what we have to do to win.”

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Sabres Live Another Day

Buffalo hangs on for a 3-2 win and head home down 3-1.
Watch the post game presser.

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