Archives for October 2003

Biron Gets A New NHL Weekly Award

'Rob Ray will be honored before the game. In 888 games as a Sabre, Ray compiled 40 goals, 50 assists and 3189 minutes in penalties. In the playoffs he posted three goals and two assists with 169 minutes in 55 games.'

Martin Biron named NHL player of the week

'Biron compiled a 3-0-0 record along with a 1.92 goals-against average and a 0.940 save percentage in four appearances. He helped the Sabres to three-straight road victories, over Los Angeles, Anaheim and Colorado, averaging 30 saves a game.'

Kovalchuk, Biron earn Player of Week awards

'Defensive honors went to Biron, who went 3-0-0 with a 1.92 goals-against average and .940 save percentage in four appearances. He was in the nets for three consecutive road wins, averaging 30 saves per victories.'

Sabres make high-tech addition to HSBC Arena

'The team said Monday that VMagic division of Venue 1, of Wayne, Pa., has completed the installation of its 360-degree, Philips-powered LED fascia display. The display, which encircles the upper level bowl around the arena, will debut when the Sabres play the Minnesota Wild at 7 p.m. Tuesday.'

Drury helps Sabres have happy ending

'"It was a great win for our team," said Drury, who extended his point streak to seven games. "We weren't really at our best for the first two periods, and Marty (Biron) kept us in there. It's a huge win."'

In the clutch, out comes Drury

'"I think he fits very nicely," coach Lindy Ruff said. "He gives us an element I don't think we've had – a real good two-way player that can play in any situation."'

A dark, Drury night

'"It was a lucky bounce," Sauve said. "Drury's a good player, but it was a five-hole shot and it kind of tipped up. I don't think he meant to tip it up like that. Those bounces like that, sometimes they'll happen, but it's frustrating."'

Drury nets winner for Sabres

'The Avs dominated the play territorially for long stretches, outshooting Buffalo 33-21 and doing a lot of good things through hard work. The problem? Look no further than the blown 5-on-3 early in the third of a 1-1 game.'

Jury out on Sauve as backup

'Drury again got a difference-making goal at the Pepsi Center, but this time it was for the opposition, coming at 17:31 of the third.'

One-goal start bothers Sakic

'Sakic didn't get a shot on Sabres goalie Martin Biron, who made 32 saves at the Pepsi Center. That, more than anything, was the worrisome part of Sakic's showing, as he is perennially among NHL leaders in shots on goal.'

Drury's late goal boosts Sabres past Avalanche

'The Avs poured 33 shots on Sabres goaltender Martin Biron and did not have much to show for it.'

Buffalo 3, Colorado 1

'Dumont added an empty-net goal with 58 seconds left, his second, to push Buffalo over .500 (5-4) for the first time this season. The Sabres have won three straight and finished a franchise-long six-game road trip 4-2.'

Buffalo 3, Colorado 1

'Drury snapped a tie against his former team with 2:29 remaining as the Buffalo Sabres finished an incredible six-game road trip with a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.'

Pyatt tied for fourth in NHL goal scoring

'Taylor Pyatt has picked up where he left off at the end of the 2002-03 season.'

Sabres line up to score goals

'"I didn't know what we were two, three days ago," Ruff said. "I can tell you what we are now. We got three real good two-way lines that are producing and a fourth line that people don't want to deal with."'