Archives for October 2002

Daigle ends drought in unusual fashion

'"All the way around Buffalo's box," Daigle said. "It looked like they got caught looking."'

Penguins Report: 10/27/02

'Other rookies are getting more attention around the league, but few have more responsibility than Sabres D Henri Tallinder. A second-round pick in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, he is logging more than 20 minutes per game, second-most among rookies, and is working all special teams. He has no points but a plus-3 rating in his eight games. "There's not a thing you can say bad about him," Coach Lindy Ruff said yesterday. "I don't know if I can pick out a moment where he's been beat one-on-one."'

Pens bounce back, blast Sabres

'The Penguins and Sabres had five power-play goals and one shorthanded tally between them before the first even-strength goal was scored.'

Daigle chips in on offense

'Daigle can breathe a small sigh of relief, thanks to special teams. He scored his first goal since March 3, 2000, at 16:23 of the first period, and added an assist at 12:08 of the second period. Wayne Primeau also scored his first goal of the season.'

Penguins 5, Sabres 2

'The Penguins are 10-1-4 in their last 15 home games against Buffalo.'

Pittsburgh 5, Buffalo 2

'After allowing a shorthanded tally by Buffalo, the Penguins made sure they took advantage of their power-play opportunities, erupting for four straight man-advantage goals to take a 4-1 lead.'

Pittsburgh 5, Buffalo 2

'Pittsburgh cashed in on its first four power-play chances Saturday night and Alexei Kovalev extended his goal-scoring streak to five games as the Penguins cruised to a 5-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.'

Sabres thrilled to go on the road

The upcoming 6-game road trip probably couldn't have come at a better time for the Buffalo Sabres. Going to confines more friendly than HSBC Arena may just be what the team needs.

Devils win a tough one

'Five one-goal games. Five one-goal victories.'

It's official o the power play from 2001-02 is back

Jochen Hecht returned. The power play did not. Not unless you mean the power play from recent seasons — it was back for sure as the Buffalo Sabres extended their drought with the man-advantage to 19 chances in a 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils before the largest crowd of the season, 12,633, at HSBC Arena on Friday night.

Memo to Lindy: How to survive this season

Dear Lindy Ruff, So you got off to a fast start with your team scoring 11 goals in two games and winning both. You had fans thinking of May with Halloween decorations still covered in dust. For a moment, the Bills were second rate, gasp!

Sabres vs. Penguins

'Tonight marks the start of the Sabres' longest road trip of the season, encompassing six games over 12 nights.'

Penguins Report: 10/26/02

'The Penguins have more than 2,000 tickets left for the game tonight…'.

Penguins-Sabres scouting report

'The Sabres are also playing in back-to-back games this weekend.'

Lightning strikes for Daneyko

'Whenever Ken Daneyko scores a goal, it's just not your night.'