‘If there is one recurring trend in the Sabres’ tendencies to commit a litany of turnovers within short bursts of each game, it has been their inconsistent dump ins when going on the attack, and their failed attempts to clear their zone on the defensive side.’
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The Sabres Report - December 31, 2006
‘Stafford has 13 points (7+6) in his last eight games for the Amerks and has 12 goals and 10 assists on the season.’
The Sabres Report - December 30, 2006
'…it's pretty easy to speculate why Ovechkin was not given a suspension. He happens to be one of the best players in the league and perhaps the only reason to watch the Capitals play. Consider, alternatively, the penalty the hit would have received had the player making it been a stiff like, say, Scott Nichol of the Nashville Predators. Funny how he got nine games for his sucker punch but Ovechkin got nothing for an illegal play that could have been equally devastating to the player on the receiving end.'
'It's hard to identify precisely when the Buffalo Sabres took charge of Western New York. Was it while thriving during the regular season despite injuries to Briere, J.P. Dumont, Ryan Miller and Tim Connolly? When they strung five victories heading into the playoffs?'
‘”There’s lots of motivation,” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “They’re looking at closing the gap and we’re looking at trying to expand it. I think both teams should be highly motivated.”‘
‘The Sabres filled HSBC Arena to capacity 18 times last season. Tonight they will record their 19th sellout in 19 games when they host the Atlanta Thrashers.’
‘G Kari Lehtonen has a .936 save percentage in winning five straight.’
‘For a guy who’d committed a tripping penalty in overtime of an NHL playoff game, Jay McKee sure got a surprising reward. McKee was the first to greet rookie Jason Pominville after the rookie winger scored perhaps the most memorable goal in Sabres history — certainly the most memorable in a decade — as Buffalo eliminated Ottawa in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.’