The Sabres are steadfast in their belief that Philadelphia captain Mike Richards should face supplemental discipline for boarding Tim Connolly during their 5-4 overtime loss Sunday. Connolly's head struck the glass, and he is out for the deciding Game Seven on Tuesday in Philadelphia.
"If Mike Richards thinks we’re getting away with murder, I don’t know what he just got away with," Sabres goalie Ryan Miller said. "Mass murder? Are we stepping it up a notch? Unbelievable. We lose a player for the rest of the game. That’s the kind of hit the league has been talking about that’s dangerous. They better seriously consider looking at that one. It’s unbelievable."
Said Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff: "Tim’s not doing very good. That’s something the league definitely has to take a look at. It’s a lack of respect for another player on the ice. It’s from behind. It’s headfirst. It’s a tough play. We lost a good player.
"I think if the league looks at it the way I saw it on video, they may lose a good player, too. That’ll be even, too."
Ruff said center Derek Roy, who's been out since undergoing quad surgery in late December, will return for the series finale.
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