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Ruff: 'It's All on Me to Clean This Mess Up'

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BUFFALO, N.Y. - With the Sabres struggling to find the win column, Lindy Ruff has put himself on clean-up duty. The head coach taking responsibility for his team's early season problems.

Sabres back out on the ice trying to fix what ails them Thursday at First Niagara Center. They're coming off consecutive losses, last place in the division, But there's still hope they can turn it around beginning Friday against Boston, and it starts with the man calling the shots behind the bench.

"It'll come, I'm confident it'll come. It's all on me to clean this mess up," Ruff said. "I'm not done trying. I think the attitude of the players has been awesome, the attitude today on the ice was great, the way we went into the Ottawa game was great. Yeah we're disappointed. Do we need to be harder in some situations? Yes." ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP