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NEW YORK -- Paul Gaustad skated in a non-contact role with the Sabres today but Lindy Ruff called his shot. Which one do you think was more memorable?

Ruff was skating around the neutral zone of the Madison Square Garden ice tapping some pucks off the boards. He was near the bench when he announced he was going to fire one through the hole in the glass at the center red line -- nearly across the entire width of the rink.

The team's trainers and equipment managers were sitting on the bench watching Ruff call his shot. When the puck went through the hole and dinged the microphone where the PA guy sits, they went wild as their yells and laughter echoed through the empty arena.

A beaming Ruff turned back toward them, cracked that it was the "easiest stuffed animal at the fair" and skated away.

---Mike Harrington

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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

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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