Earlier this week Lindy Ruff was injured in the Buffalo Sabres' practice, after Jordan Leopold lost his balance on a battle drill and took his feet off. Lindy landed on his arm and ended up breaking three ribs.
Lindy Ruff has been behind the bench in Buffalo for the last 14 season. I must confess that despite being one of Lindy's largest detractors this season, it was kind of odd not seeing him behind the bench in such an important game.
Well, the Sabres faced the Bruins and they won. They won big. We saw the Sabres play like they haven't played during this season.
Here are four reasons why Ruff's injury might be a blessing in disguise for the Sabres' second half.