It's been a trying season for Montreal and its fans. Although the franchise has continued to struggle at the bottom of the Northeast Division with a 19-29-5-3 record, the change in November to replace management has now slowly begun to make a difference.
Archives for February 11, 2001
Maxim Afinogenov has to start making better use of his teammates. After he scores game-winning goals in overtime, that is.
Hold up your right hand. Go ahead, nobody's gonna steal your precious little mouse. Extend those fingers. Count 'em. I assume you have five, unless you're Matt Barnaby and I think I know where one of those missing digits might be.
Where have we seen this before — the Sabres come out flat and get overwhelmed by the Senators only to have Dominik Hasek stonewall them into numbness?
'Buffalo is 9-7-0-1 in the second of back-to-back games.'
'Dominik Hasek stopped 32 of 33 Ottawa shots last night for his third consecutive win, but don't be surprised if Martin Biron faces the Canadiens. He has beaten the Canadiens in their last two meetings.'
'"I got lucky again," Afinogenov said. "I just played how I usually play – start in motion and put the puck in the net."'
'Talk is that Regier and the Sabres are nearing a six-year extension. Regier's name had popped up a possible successor to current New York Islanders' general manager Mike Milbury, but Islanders co-owner Charles Wang said Friday that Milbury definitely would be back next season.'
'"It was one of those games that you'd like to win," said coach Jacques Martin. "But a couple of mistakes and the puck was in our net. It was a good, tough game, and tight-checking the way it usually is."'
'The way Daniel Alfredsson saw it, the Buffalo Sabres would have been content walking out with a tie last night. "They didn't play liked they wanted to win," said the Senators captain. "The fact they got the two points must have made them really happy."'