It was a win that the Buffalo Sabres really wished to go out and get for head coach Ralph Kreuger.
Colin Miller scored in overtime as the Sabres emerged with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. The video game marked the return of Kreuger to Edmonton after he coached the Oilers for the lockout-shortened 2013 season, before famously being fired over Skype and changed by Dallas Eakins.
"We talked about it in between durations and today and we wanted to get a win for him," stated Kyle Okposo. "We know how much it implied to him. Things didn't end well for him here and he won't state it, but I understand that this game indicated a lot to him."
Krueger confirmed that this win meant more that most.
"It's genuine nice, they understand the story and they understand the history," he said. "We have a sincere culture in there and we're just out for each other. It was a beautiful success here especially due to the fact that of the character we revealed to get it."
Miller took a feed through the crease from Marcus Johansson to score 1:13 into OT. Jack Eichel got a help on the play to extend his point streak to 13 games.
SEE "We know how much it meant to him."It's genuine great, they understand the story and they know the history," he stated. "We have a truthful culture in there and we're simply out for each other. "We've attempted to get a winning streak going here, however it's not going to happen if we're not prepared from the start."We have to be better.