'The Sabres have completed the preseason, and they scored four power-play goals using an all-forward unit.'
Archives for September 2007
The Sabres Report - September 30, 2007
'“It was great to get a game in,” said Connolly, who scored the winning goal with 5:53 left in Buffalo’s 4-3 victory. “I would have liked to have gotten a few more in, but just to get one under your belt, get some of the timing down and work on the special teams against an opposing team felt good.”'
'Connolly and Kalinin, who have been bothered by groin injuries, both played in the preseason for the first time.'
'Derek Roy and Dmitri Kalinin each had a goal and one assist and Jason Pominville also tallied for the Sabres, who closed out their six-game preseason schedule with a 3-3-0 mark. Thomas Vanek added two assists, while Ryan Miller made 14 saves.'
'Both Derek Roy and Dmitri Kalinin finished the night with a goal and an assist.'
'Dave Miller spoke nine magic words that made the crowd in HSBC Arena erupt, "Please add to your roster number 19, Tim Connolly."'
‘Connolly’s goal was especially pleasing for the fans, as the center was finally able to suit up for his first preseason game. The Syracuse-native had been sidelined with a groin injury suffered during an intra-squad scrimmage prior to the team’s first game against Columbus last week. Lying on his stomach in front of the Penguins’ net, Connolly tapped the puck past starting goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury for the goal and the eventual win.’
The Sabres Report - September 29, 2007
'They failed to score on the power play. They had trouble with the penalty kill. But all of that didn’t matter as Derek Roy’s second goal of the game enabled the Sabres to earn a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Mellon Arena Friday night.'
Penguins fall to Buffalo in home exhibition finale (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)
Photo gallery (PittsburghPenguins.com)