From The Locker Room: Sabres-Blue Jackets

March 11, 2017
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Read postgame quotes from Evander Kane, Robin Lehner and Dan Bylsma following the Sabres' stunning 5-3 win over the Blue Jackets.

Evander Kane
"We come out after a tough loss in front of our hometown fans, give up 3 goals. Nilsson stops those normally, but at the same time, those are some grade-A opportunities. Backdoor, he has no chance. Our goaltending is not to blame. It was us as a team."

Robin Lehner
"We put ourselves in that position. We came out slow-footed. I didn't think we had a great 1st period. They're a good hockey team over there, they'll make you pay. I think we came out as a new team again and just had a good period."

"We've showed against good teams all year long that we can play with them. We've been in games. All in all, all season it's been competitive...it's personal, small mistakes and not being a mature, consistent team yet that has us where we are. As we did today, we didn't give up. We're not going to give up on the season either."

Dan Bylsma
"I didn't like the emotion, the attachment to the game from our team. I didn't like what we were putting into the game at that point in time. They scored the 3rd goal and we needed to have a response from our team. Passion, energy and...they came out and respond that way."

"There were 4 our 5 really good chances...that Robin made 3 or 4 enormous saves for us. Maybe the best he's looked all year in net with the way he played in the 2nd and 3rd period."