'"All the way around Buffalo's box," Daigle said. "It looked like they got caught looking."'
'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."'
'The Penguins and Sabres had five power-play goals and one shorthanded tally between them before the first even-strength goal was scored.'
'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.'
'The Penguins are 10-1-4 in their last 15 home games against Buffalo.'
'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 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.'
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.
'Five one-goal games. Five one-goal victories.'
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.
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!
'Tonight marks the start of the Sabres' longest road trip of the season, encompassing six games over 12 nights.'
'The Penguins have more than 2,000 tickets left for the game tonight…'.
'The Sabres are also playing in back-to-back games this weekend.'
'Whenever Ken Daneyko scores a goal, it's just not your night.'