Enter Mike Peca. The captain scored 4:32 into Game 1, backhanding one past Tugnutt to give the Sabres a 1-0 lead. Dominik Hasek made 40 saves, including a brilliant stick stop on Alexei Yashin to keep the Senators from tying the game, and the Sabres held on for a 2-1 road win that wrested home ice from Ottawa. If you don't see the striking similarities between the first game of the playoffs in 1999 and the first game in 2001, you haven't been paying much attention.
Gratton's goal brings reminders of Cup run
April 13, 2001 Submitted by
Via: The Sabres Edge