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The Best Of Jeanneret: (1) Now Do You Believe? vs. (4) More Cheap Shots Than A Mexican Cantina

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The Best of Rick Jeanneret is our summer quest to determine which of Jeanneret's most memorable calls ranks as the greatest of all time by ranking and voting on 16 of the best.

Now Do You Believe?

The 2005-06 Buffalo Sabres were nothing short of a fairytale. A team that, before the lockout, struggled to a ninth place finish and was dead last in the Northeast surged out of the gate to a 110 point, fourth place finish. After besting the Philadelphia Flyers in Round One of the playoffs, the Sabres were up against the No. 1 seeded Ottawa Senators.

Thanks to their speed and scoring depth, the Sabres found themselves in control of the series with a 3-1 lead heading into Game Five in Ottawa. After playing to a 2-2 tie, the Sabres found themselves shorthanded just two minutes into the first overtime. However, in a euphoria-inducing moment, Jason Pominville received a breakout pass and led a furious counterattack that culminated with the rookie Pominville skating right around the mighty Daniel Alfredsson and scoring what would go down as a franchise-defining goal. The resulting Jeanneret call including two classic lines that are ingrained into every Sabres fan's collective consciousness: "Now do you believe? Now do you believe? These guys are good - scary good!" It was the perfect call to capture a moment of destiny, but in a twist that seems to happen more often than not in Buffalo, will also forever be haunted by the memory of what could have been.

More Cheap Shots Than A Mexican Cantina

The 2011 first round playoff series against the Philadelphia Flyers was one of the most exciting in recent memory for Sabres fans. It was full of back-and-forth games, courageous shutouts from Ryan Miller, and plenty of hitting, fighting, and, shall we say, gamesmanship. In Game Four, emotions boiled over amidst each team scoring three goals in the first period.

After plenty of after-the-whistle activities, a fed up Jeanneret exclaimed, "We're not even 13 minutes into this game and there's been more cheap shots than in a Mexican cantina at happy hour!" To which, of course, Harry Neale responded, "You think we can get a couple of those up here?"

Now Do You Believe?

More Cheap Shots Than A Mexican Cantina

After an hour of searching, I couldn't find a video or audio clip of this quote. And there was much sadness.