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Icy hot? Light shade of blue impressive

Updated: March 15, 2005, 11:23 PM ET
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- If the ice is colored a soft shade of blue, what does that make hockey's blue lines? Orange of course.

Don't adjust your TV sets -- the Buffalo Sabres are using Rochester, their AHL farm club, to try out a new colored ice surface that could become the standard once the NHL resumes playing.

The first test comes Sunday, when Rochester plays Cleveland at Buffalo.

"It's an experiment, let's leave it at that," Sabres managing partner Larry Quinn said Tuesday ...

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