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Pegula on his opening night: 'It was a thrill'

Terry Pegula visited the Sabres' locker room after Wednesday's 4-1 win over Atlanta and was presented the game puck by Lindy Ruff. He was still inside when the doors opened to the media and reporters swarmed him as he turned around after congratulating Tyler Myers at the big guy's locker.

Pegula was not visible to many fans during the game because he was in the back of the owner's box watching the game on television with the French Connection. One problem: He had no idea he was actually in the owner's box. Asked where he was, he drew laughs when he said, "I don't know where the owner's box is. I was in a box. Was I in the owner's box?"

He admitted his first game as owner was a blur. He couldn't remember who gave him the puck until a PR official reminded him it was Ruff.

"I've never done this before. I had the double-whammy," he said. "I spoke with the French Connection all night and watched the game on the television in the back. It was a thrill."

Here's the audio from Pegula's chat with reporters.


Terry Pegula

---Mike Harrington
(www.twitter.com/bnharrington) 

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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Mike Harrington

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Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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