Archives for September 2007

Power play keeps clicking

'The Sabres have completed the preseason, and they scored four power-play goals using an all-forward unit.'

Connolly makes the most of his ice time

'“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.”'

Sunday’s Pittsburgh Covergae

Rally falls short as loss ends preseason (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

Preseason ends with loss to Sabres (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

Buffalo 4, Pittsburgh 3

'Connolly and Kalinin, who have been bothered by groin injuries, both played in the preseason for the first time.'

Buffalo 4, Pittsburgh 3

'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.'

Sabres Finish Off Preseason With 4-3 Win

'Both Derek Roy and Dmitri Kalinin finished the night with a goal and an assist.'

Connolly role call

'Dave Miller spoke nine magic words that made the crowd in HSBC Arena erupt, "Please add to your roster number 19, Tim Connolly."'

Connolly helps Sabres roll into the regular season

‘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.’

Red-hot Roy redeems Sabres

'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.'

Saturday’s Pittsburgh Coverage

Penguins fall to Buffalo in home exhibition finale (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

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Buffalo 6, Pittsburgh 5

'Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin had an apparent tying-goal waved off when referees ruled that time had expired.'

Buffalo 6, Pittsburgh 5

'Roy also had a pair of assists for the Sabres, who won their final three preseason games. Thomas Vanek, Brian Campbell, Henrik Tallinder and Marek Zagrapan also scored for Buffalo, which ended the preseason with a 4-2 mark.'

Roy Nets Game Winner

'Roy had a four-point night and has a total of 10-points in the past two games.'

Sabres 6, Penguins 5

‘The Buffalo Sabres won their third game of the exhibition season in dramatic fashion. After 59 minutes of a seesaw battle and with the score knotted at 5-5, the Sabres hottest center continued to light-up the opposition.’

Roy helps Sabres come-from-behind in Pittsburgh

'Roy's second goal came with just 28 seconds left in regulation to lift the Sabres to their second straight preseason victory.'