With five goals in his last seven outings, Sabre sniper J.P. Dumont is warming up at the right time. Something about the Rangers also seems to bring out his “A” game.
Archives for March 15, 2001
'"I think without a doubt they were determined to teach me a lesson right from the get-go," said Peca, speaking of the Sabres, for whom he has not played this season because of a contract dispute.'
'Messier's assist on Radek Dvorak's first-period goal gave him 1,771 career points, fewer than only Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe. But after that goal tied the score midway through the first period, Buffalo broke it open with three second-period goals.'
'Michal Grosek and Kim Johnsson scored third-period power-play goals to make the final score respectable.'
'After stellar performances against Ottawa and Pittsburgh, Rangers goaltender Guy Hebert looked shaky against the Sabres.'
'Defenseman Rich Pilon was ejected 10:12 into the game for jumping Buffalo's Vaclav Varada. Varada had knocked Pilon out of a game Feb. 6 in New York with a high hit that caused a concussion.'
'With newly acquired Steve Heinze opening the scoring on his first shot, the Sabres spoiled Mark Messier's milestone night with a 6-3 victory Wednesday over the New York Rangers.'
'The Buffalo Sabres were having trouble scoring. Then the New York Rangers came to town.'