Buffalo's big victory over San Jose

Updated: February 14, 2009, 12:59 PM ET
By Victoria Matiash, Special to ESPN.com

On a day when any positive element carried more weight than usual, the Sabres provided a boost, however small, to a city in pain. This isn't the space to get into such sentiments, but it's easy to state the entire continent was cheering on Buffalo's 6-5 shootout victory over San Jose on Friday night. Sure it's only hockey, but judging from the standing ovation from fans that followed the win, even a game can provide some relief when we hurt.

Lindy Ruff's group performed much better, ...

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