'Dominik Hasek's penchant for inconsistency surfaced again, and his defense wasn't much better in a 4-0 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.'
Archives for March 10, 2001
'The Sabres own the shotgun. What they need is the knife. They should use Peca to obtain players who can fortify this team. If they don't, if they are playing for the future, then they might as well be true to the plan and trade Dominik Hasek.'
'Meanwhile, at the other end of the rink, Salo was sensational. He has allowed just seven goals in seven games.'
'Near as Todd Marchant could figure, 100 folks filed into the arena to watch him play against the Sabres. A native of Buffalo, Marchant always draws a crowd when he's in the area and this was no exception. Mom and dad and aunts, uncles and cousins were in the crowd as were a long list of friends.'
'Two goals by Georges Laraque, one by Todd Marchant – who always shows off when he's back home in Buffalo – and another by Tom Poti, coupled with a 28-save performance by Tommy Salo closed the deal on the Oilers' seventh straight win, the first time they've managed that since 1987.'
'Fifteen games short of completing his 18th NHL season, Gilmour was talking about returning home to Kingston, Ont., this summer, about hugging his wife and kids. He talked about saying "Thanks for the memories," calling it a career and going out on his own terms. It sounded like goodbye.'
'Salo stopped 28 shots for his second straight shutout as the Oilers won their seventh consecutive game, 4-0 over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.'
'"Salo made a couple of big saves real early in the game that I think they got a little confidence from," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. "We probably missed out on five or six opportunities and he probably made five or six great saves."'
'Amherst Town Justice Mark G. Farrell on Friday ordered ex-Buffalo Sabre Randy Wyrozub to pay retired Buffalo Philharmonic clarinetist Dan Johnston $275 in gift certificates and $15 to cover Johnston's Small Claims Court costs in a 2-year-old flap over Wyrozub's doughnut shop.'
'Peca's agent, Don Meehan, said he spoke with Milbury recently and added the restricted free agent "just wants to play again and would go to any team that trades for him. I've spoken to Michael about it, and he views that as a supreme challenge he'd welcome."'