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Postgame audio: Shootout survival

By Mike Harrington

Here's how I sum up Sunday's odd shootout win over the Devils: Some stretches of brutal play, some nifty passing on both goals, some terrific physical play at times, great goaltending and a survival test.

I didn't like all the postgame chatter about the fans. Steve Ott has talked about it a couple times this year. Same for Ron Rolston. They haven't been here nearly long enough to have a valid opinion on the subject in my mind. 

What I liked was this team's physical play. Ott had 10 hits -- 10! -- and Mike Weber had eight to go along with seven blocks. Patrick Kaleta had seven hits. John Scott had three in a seaosn-high 9:11 of play and his mid-ice hit on David Clarkson in the second period helped stem the Devils' momentum.

Really like Ryan Miller lately too. He's 3-1 in his last four games with a 1.73 GAA and save percentage of .945.

A trip around the locker room before I head to the Toronto airport for the trip to Winnipeg.

Ron Rolston

Ryan Miller

Steve Ott

Patrick Kaleta

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

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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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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