Archives for January 2004

McKee out indefinitely with knee injury

'Sabres defenseman Jay McKee will be out indefinitely after re-injuring his left knee in Buffalo's 2-1 loss to Philadelphia on Saturday.'

Fiery Sabres leave 'Canes snowed under

'"You could see we didn't quite have the energy level we had (Saturday), but I thought the desperation was there to win the game," said Sabres coach Lindy Ruff, whose team played well in Saturday's 2-1 loss to Philadelphia.'

Delmore day ends on an upbeat note

'"I felt pretty good," Delmore said. "I was nervous, but it was fun."'

Asthma event to feature Buffalo Sabre

'Curtis Brown, a Buffalo Sabre and asthma educator, will take part in the event, which is sponsored by the American Lung Association.'

Sabres LW Boulton separates shoulder

Boulton and Boulerice began slugging it out 4:47 into Buffalo's 4-2 victory. Boulerice whipped his smaller combatant around and Boulton dropped to the ice in obvious pain.

Canes find way to lose

'"To be up 2-0 midway through second period and to end up losing 4-2 is pretty [expletive]," Canes winger Erik Cole said.'

Canes waste lead, shot advantage

'"I think the thing that's most impressive is that we got down 2-0 and we fought back to win the game," Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said. "It doesn't happen very often. It would have been an easy game to go the other way, but we came back. Bartovic coming down and scoring right after they made it 2-0 was an important goal for us."'

Hecht Leads Sabres In Big Comeback

'The upcoming week will be critical for Buffalo's playoff hopes as they play Montreal and a home-and-home series with the New York Rangers, a team that the Sabres must pass to get into the playoffs.'

Canes can't hold lead in 4-2 loss to Buffalo

'Carolina outshot Buffalo 39-21, took an early 2-0 lead, and dominated in most areas all day, only to allow four unanswered goals to lose for the fourth straight time at home.'

Buffalo 4, Carolina 2

'The Sabres rallied from a two-goal deficit with two second-period goals and some big saves by Biron.'

Buffalo 4, Carolina 2

'Jochen Hecht scored twice against a shaky Jamie Storr as the Buffalo Sabres finished an otherwise disappointing road trip with a 4-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.'

When you\’re hot, you\’re hot

I think we knew we were going to win this game no matter what after what happened in Buffalo, Esche said. I think we would have scored as many as we needed tonight.

Sabres vs. Hurricanes

'C Chris Drury has 12 points in his last 12 games.'

Eye on the Hurricanes

Buffalo dropped a 2-1 decision at Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon and is 1-3 on a five-game road trip.'

Another good effort falls short for Sabres

'The Sabres were in much better spirits upon arriving in Philadelphia thanks to Thursday's 3-2 victory over Boston, a win that snapped a three-game losing streak. But the Flyers' victory prevented the Sabres from winning back-to-back games for the first time since New Year's Week.'