Archives for March 2006

Numminen sticking with family business

'Besides Numminen, there are several other players in the NHL using Montreal hockey sticks, including goaltenders Miikka Kiprusoff of the Calgary Flames and Marty Biron of the Sabres. They also supply many players and teams throughout Europe, including two Elite teams in Finland. "The goalie stick is our biggest seller right now," Numminen said. "We have seven goalies right now using our sticks in the NHL."'

Tuesday’s New York Coverage (Updated 11:30 a.m.)

For Rangers in Shootout, Third Time’s a Victory (New York Times)

Jaromir on the Mark(s) (New York Post)

Jagr, Rangers slash Sabres (New York Daily News)

Jagr & Lundqvist spark big comeback (Newsday)

Jagr ties two Rangers records with one goal (Newark Star Ledger)

Lundqvist rests, then saves the day (Newark Star Ledger)

Rangers looking to regain edge (Asbury Park Press)

Jagr, Lundqvist tie club records in victory (White Plains Journal News)

Jagr sparks Ranger victory (Staten Island Advance)

Historic night ends with 5-4 comeback victory (

Post-game notes (

Photo gallery (

NY Rangers 5, Buffalo 4, SO

‘”We had some big kills and it was a big point but it’s disappointing,” forward J.P. Dumont said.’

NY Rangers 5, Buffalo 4 (SO)

‘Daniel Briere had a goal and two assists while Ryan Miller made 31 saves in the loss for the Sabres, who have dropped six in a row.

Sabres Fall In Shootout; Winless Streak Hits Six

‘After forty minutes of play at Madison Square Garden, it appeared the Sabres were poised to put an end to their lengthy losing streak. Buffalo entered the third period up by two, only to see the lead vanish thanks to goals from Petr Sykora and Jagr. Sykora would then go on to score the lone goal in the shootout to give the Rangers the win.’

Sabres shot down by Rangers

‘”I thought we desrved better than we got tonight…”‘

Tuesday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks fighting for playoff lives (

Amerks team store holding end-of-the-year sale (

Sabres suddenly losing room

'With 93 points, the Sabres are fourth in the Eastern Conference — three ahead of the fifth- place Rangers.'

Ruff supplies some guidance to his kiddie corps

‘”I understand that our game, we’re a little bit like gunslingers,” Ruff said. “I’ve said that, but I thought we had some lazy mistakes. I’ll put up with it [but] we’ve got players that don’t want to compete defensively. Somebody’s going to have to pay the price. They can come out of the lineup. They can sit. I haven’t had to say that all year.”‘

Sabres vs. Rangers

‘Sabres are 0 for 22 on power play during past four games and have one PPG in 29 chances.’

Back in Black

'For the first time in at least 20 years, the Buffalo Sabres will turn a profit. As of March 6, a whopping 630,000 tickets had already been sold — with 13 regular season games to go. That’s 100,000 more tickets than compared to April 20, 2004. And at least an additional 20,000 tickets are expected to be sold by the end of the year.'

Monday’s New York Coverage (Updated 11:30 a.m.)

Gameday (Asbury Park Press)

Buffalo (44-21-5) at NY Rangers (39-20-12) (AP)

Jagr, Rangers aim to regain first place in Atlantic Division (Sportsticker)

Buffalo Sabres (44-21-5) at New York Rangers (39-20-12) (The Sports Network)

Duel with Sabres has the makings of a classic (

Monday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks lose more steam in push for playoffs (Rochester D&C)

Griffins Beat Amerks (

Amerks fall to Griffins (

Perfect 10 (

Five times the pain for Sabres

‘”It seems like we’re digging deeper and deeper into a hole,” Sabres co-captain Daniel Briere said. “Maybe we don’t feel the urgency to produce. It’s not something we can let go anymore. You can lose two or three, but not four, five going into the playoffs.”‘

McKee envisions visor

‘”It’s something that crossed my mind quite a bit, more so this year than ever,” said McKee, who sat out Saturday night’s game against the Boston Bruins. “I’ve been pretty lucky when I look back. I’ve actually thought about it, and I’ll probably wear the visor. After hockey’s said and done, I would much rather see my children with two eyes than one.”‘