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French Connection trio gets statue

Updated: October 12, 2012, 10:21 PM ET
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The French Connection is together again in Buffalo.

Forty years after Gilbert Perreault, Rene Robert and Rick Martin first skated together on a forward line, the Sabres unveiled a statue honoring the trio in a ceremony Friday night outside First Niagara Center.

The bronze statue, designed and constructed by sculptor Jerry McKenna, is based on a photograph taken by Ron Moscati during an April 1975 playoff victory over the Montreal Canadiens. The statue anchors ...

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