Archives for November 2010

Sunday’s Montreal Coverage

Canadiens’ Price falls 73 seconds short of 5th shutout (Montreal Gazette)

Canadiens still looking for consistency: Gionta (Montreal Gazette)

Photo gallery (Montreal Gazette)

Leading by example (

The Numbers Game – Nov. 27, 2010 (

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Photo gallery (AP)

The following are rough English translations from French language sources:

CH rebounds by dominating the Sabres (Le Journal de Montreal)

“Victoire of team” – Brian Gionta (Le Journal de Montreal)

Miller, a little like Price (Le Journal de Montreal)

History of a trio (Le Journal de Montreal)

The Canadian offers a victory of 3-1 to his partisans (La Presse)

The Sabres found their balance (La Presse)

Photo gallery (La Presse)

Captaine Gionta Rose (

The leaders speak (Radio Canada)

CH comes to end from Miller and the Sabres (CP)

Gionta develops a chemistry with Plekanec (CP)

Gionta scores 2 as Habs beat Sabres 3-1

‘“We made some big mistakes tonight, Myers and Sekera had a tough night and we rely on those guys a lot,” said Buffalo’s coach Lindy Ruff.’

Montreal 3, Buffalo 1

‘”We got off on the wrong foot. We were forcing it down in the neutral zone, but they were always looking to get creative,” Miller said. “We didn’t pick the right time to take the lead. On the third goal, I should have played it better.”‘

Canadiens Continue To Dominate Sabres

‘It was the first win against Buffalo at home this season, with the first two meetings taking place at HSBC Arena.’

Ruff still in tune with Sabres

‘”Everyone always wants to blame the coach for everything when things go wrong,” Buffalo’s Jason Pominville said. “But you know what? It usually isn’t the coach’s fault, and there’s something to be said for having this kind of stability.”‘

Sunday’s Portland Coverage

Pirates experience embarrassing loss (Portland Press Herald)

Pirates hit first slump of the season; fall to Monarchs, 6-1 (Maine Hockey Journal)

Pirates trying to find a new spark with roster influx (Maine Hockey Journal)

Monarchs continue offensive onslaught (Manchester Union Leader)

Monarchs Blast Pirates (

Pirates Sign a Pair (

Oscarrrrgh! (

Saturday’s Montreal Coverage

Buffalo (9-12-3) at Montreal (14-8-1) (AP)

Buffalo Sabres (9-12-3) at Montreal Canadiens (14-8-1) (The Sports Network)

Canadiens try to bounce back against Sabres (

Sabres silence Maple Leafs

‘"Our fans and the atmosphere were amazing, the best all season," said forward Patrick Kaleta, whose early fight fed the frenzy. "It’s amazing how much energy the fans can bring to you and how much passion they bring. I know what we’ve gone through here this last little while. Being a fan once, we owe these guys, and they’ve stayed behind us."’

Miller hopes he’s left minor injuries behind

‘”The start of the season I was trying to do too much, expecting myself to be perfect every night and making big saves every night,” Miller explained. “That can’t happen unless you’re relaxed and in better position. You can’t do that by getting way ahead of yourself and overcommitting. You have to be within the play, be within the game. Maybe these little tweaks can slow me down just enough where I can make my reads and still make all the right plays.”‘

Saturday’s Toronto Coverage

Sabres hand Leafs another loss (Toronto Sun)

Big hit turned tide for Sabres (Toronto Sun)

Leafs must start winning on the road (Toronto Sun)

Sabres’ Miller loves Leafs (Toronto Sun)

Miller shuts down Leafs (Toronto Star)

Sabres jump all over Leafs (Toronto Globe and Mail)

No goal support for Gustavsson (Toronto Globe and Mail)

Sabres exact a steep price for Leafs’ laxity (National Post)

Black Friday For Leafs (

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Miller lifts Sabres to 3-1 win

‘The Sabres are 7-6-2 in Miller’s 15 starts this season and 2-6-1 when backups Patrick Lalime and Jhonas Enroth are in the crease.’

Buffalo 3, Toronto 1

‘Buffalo killed off all six Toronto power plays and beat the Maple Leafs for the sixth straight time at home.’

Sabres Dump Leafs 3-1

‘It wasn’t always pretty, but tonight was the most complete effort by the Sabres here at HSBC Arena this season.’

Aftermath: Leafs 1, Sabres 3

‘In his return to the lineup, Ryan Miller also returned to his Vezina Trophy-winning form by making 35 saves – 30 of which came over the final two periods – to lead Buffalo to a 3-1 victory over the Northeast Division rival Maple Leafs.’

Saturday’s Portland Coverage

Double-sided setback for Pirates (Portland Press Herald)

Injury bug bites in loss to Falcons at home (Maine Hockey Journal)

Springfield Falcons down Portland Pirates 4-2 (Springfield Republican)

Falcons Double Pirates to End Streak (

Falcons beat Pirates 4-2 (