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“Why’s it so easy to score goals for you?’’ kidded captain Zdeno Chara, playing reporter as media members surrounded Horton in the dressing room.
“This is what a team looks like when it wins — everybody contributes,’’ said Horton, a bit self-conscious as Chara listened acutely, all in jest, to his every word. “I didn’t get the shot I wanted [big smile, with Chara still on his case], but it went in . . . that’s all I wanted.’’
Hey, who could ask for more? Buffalo is in the building Thursday night and everyone is expecting a fight or two against the revamped, toughened up Sabres. Game time 7 p.m. Concession stands, pretzels and all, open an hour earlier, and remain open to the last bounce of the puck.