Archives for October 2005

Biron earns victory in return

'"The guys took care of me," Biron said. "It's not too often you can come back in the third period with three unanswered goals. They battled back for me."'

Lydman and Pyatt miss Islanders' game

'Lydman's injury is the most disconcerting. He has one goal and five assists and averages 21:27 of ice time. "We don't exactly know what the severity of it is," Ruff said. "We can go day-to-day. It's tough. It was sorer today than it was (Friday), which isn't a good sign."'

Sunday’s New York Coverage

Sloppy Isles give another one away (New York Daily News)

Stirling’s message ignored (New York Post)

A real penalty killing (Newsday)

DiPietro gets the hook early in 2nd (Newsday)

Islanders killed by penalties (

Buffalo 6, NY Islanders 4

‘“It appears that the teams that adjust the quickest to the new rules are the ones doing the best right now,” Briere said. “You can’t hold, trip, slash, or anything else to slow the guy down. You have to keep your legs moving, and you’ll be OK.”’

Sabres score four power-play goals to dump Islanders

‘”It’s really exciting, especially to get the game-winner,” Connolly said. “It was one of those where you get it to the front and try to whack at it. The puck was up there for a while. I had to wait until it came down below the crossbar. You are tempted to hit it, grab it or whack it.”‘

Buffalo 6, NY Islanders 4

‘”Tonight, with our speed, we created situations where they had to reach for us,” Briere said. “They had to take us down. They had to take shots at us where we drew penalties.”‘

Sabres Use Power Play To Pummel Isles 6-4

‘Martin Biron made his first start of the season and stopped 33 of 37 shots.’

Sabres’ character shows through

‘Buffalo converted on 50 perecent of the team’s power plays and battled back from three deficits to defeat the New York Islanders 6-4 at the Nassau Coliseum.’

Sunday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks cruise past Bulldogs with ease (Rochester D&C)

Rochester 4, Hamilton 0 (AP)

Leighton’s 17-save performance leads Americans to 4-0 win over Bulldogs (CP)

Amerks Blank Hamilton (

Amerks beat Hamilton 4-0 (

Bulldogs shutout by Americans (

Sabres bedeviled in New Jersey

'"It's probably a little too much coasting right now," Briere said. "We weren't ready to play. There's no excuses. We flat-out got outplayed in the first two periods."'

Oilers eyeing Biron

'Three members of the Edmonton Oilers front office reserved space in the Continental Airlines Arena press box. Oilers vice president of hockey operations Kevin Prendergast, assistant general manager Scott Howson and scout Morey Gare each had a seat, and they'll probably zip over to Long Island for Biron's season debut.'

Sabres make a fast start in ratings

'Am I the only one watching the Sabres' postgame show, "The Shootout," that gets the feeling from the body language of analyst Rob Ray that he thinks analyst Mike Robitaille is often full of baloney?'

Sabres vs. New York Islanders

'Of the 20 times the Sabres played back-to-back games in 2003-04, they won both only four times.'

Saturday’s New Jersey Coverage

Devils Hold Off Sabres’ Surge, and Win Without Brodeur (New York Times)

Devils prevail without Brodeur (New York Daily News)

Clemmensen delivers for Devs (New York Post)

Devils staying Scott-free (New York Post)

Devils rookie fills the bill (Newark Star Ledger)

Breakdown fails to faze Robinson (Newark Star Ledger)

Devils win as Brylin scores late (Bergen Record)

Devils notes (Bergen Record)

Brylin averts Devils’ disaster (Asbury Park Press)

Saturday’s New York Coverage

Satan has point to make (New York Post)

Buffalo (6-4-0) at NY Islanders (5-5-0) (AP)

Satan, Islanders open three-game homestand vs. Sabres (Sportsticker)

Buffalo Sabres (6-4-0) at New York Islanders (5-5-0) (The Sports Network)

Game preview: Buffalo at Islanders (

Sabres @ Islanders (