The year has been another to forget on Long Island for the fans and their sluggish hockey team. As one of the youngest teams, New York is enduring through some growing pains.
Archives for January 27, 2001
You know that smell that's either the incredible beef stew your grandmother makes or the steaming pile of crap your new puppy leaves on the kitchen floor?
'The Sabres' power play drought is over, but their losing streak goes on.'
'"The puck just doesn't want to go in. Either I don't make the decision to shoot or he makes a great save or I get a bad bounce. It's something I have to deal with. I don't know."'
'"Of course I'm frustrated," said Woolley, who was a healthy scratch for the 10th time this season in Tuesday's loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. "I'm not letting it get me down either. Things change real fast in this game. As fast as you can go to being the guy that's being sat out you can be the one who makes a difference."'
'Eloranta scored the go-ahead goal in the first period, following up a Bill Guerin rebound, and then banged home the tiebreaker with 6:35 gone in the third, connecting with a sweep of a dead puck after a faceoff to Dominik Hasek's right.'
'Not that they get to enjoy it for long, but the Bruins finally seized sole possession of eighth place in the Eastern Conference with a gritty 2-1 victory last night over the struggling Buffalo Sabres in a mean-spirited affair at HSBC Arena.'
'Dafoe made his 19th consecutive start last night – matching his longest games-played streak, from Jan. 1-March 3, 1998 – and was never better than he was in making 29 saves in a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.'
'"The Sabres are notorious for coming hard at you and crashing the net," Dafoe said.'
'Since looking very mortal in a 4-3 loss to the Bruins on New Year's Day, Buffalo netminder Dominik Hasek has regained his All-Star form.'