'Sounds to me like the Sabres aren't only pushing the right buttons with the team on the ice, but also with the fans off the ice.'
Archives for March 22, 2001
'On the Sabres' behalf, the effort was there, and there were many great chances for them in front of the Hurricanes' net, but a few moments of breakdown in their end result in the defeat.'
'The Sabres lose a chance to put some more room between themselves and the sixth-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins, as the Pens remain just three point behind Buffalo.'
Arturs Irbe, the Latvian lightning rod, certainly drew his share of attention in the latter half of the game when the Sabres decided to compete and throw everything but the kitchen sink at him.
'"It was one of those games where there weren't any breaks for us offensively," Alexei Zhitnik said. "Sometimes you need a little luck."'
'David Tanabe's second-period goal proved to be the difference in a tightly played, fast-paced game that looked and felt like a playoff contest.'
'After going 4-for-4 short-handed in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres, the Canes have now killed off 30 straight power plays.'
'Buffalo has the most wins (15) since the all-star break.'
'Arturs Irbe recorded his second shutout in a week and defenseman David Tanabe scored late in the second period to give Carolina its their third straight win, a 1-0 blanking of the Buffalo Sabres.'