One more year.
Call me sentimental if you must, but Mike Grier’s hard-nosed career simply cannot be remembered for ending in this way.
Yes, the Sabres were decimated by injuries. Yes, they imploded as a team in Game Seven. But they were about to survive that first period with a 0-0 score, despite being out-shot 16-2. Anything could have happened in the 2nd period, but after that puck deflected off of Grier’s hand and into the net with 18.5 seconds left, it was over.
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