'Hasek was rested after recording two shutouts in seven days and the Penguins took immediate advantage, scoring two goals 12 seconds apart less than a minute into the game against Martin Biron en route to a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.'
Archives for March 2001
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'With a chance to clinch a playoff berth with a win or a tie Tuesday night, the Sabres instead were pulled closer to sixth place with a loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Mellon Arena.'
'The Penguins quick start, followed by a strong defensive performance, resulted in a convincing 4-1 win over the Sabres Tuesday.'
'Though the Thrashers had five power play opportunities, including a double minor on Audette for high sticking Per Svartvadet in the face, the team was unable to get anything by Hasek, only mustering nineteen shots on goal.'
'So as the winger's wife and two children shouted and clapped, the rest of the 13,500 paid visitors took a moment to search their souls. Then, they joined Manon, Katherine and Daniel Audette in a round of applause. In Atlanta, as in Buffalo, Donald Audette is still an old friend.'
'Tonight, the NHL's best defense gets a look at one of the hockey's most potent offenses. The Buffalo Sabres, who have allowed a league-low 169 goals, travel to Pittsburgh for a rendezvous with Mario Lemieux and the high-scoring Penguins.'
'With the win, the Sabres gain a point on the Philadelphia Flyers for fourth place, as Buffalo now trails Philadelphia by three points after the Flyers tied Ottawa 3-3. Buffalo also picked up a pair of points on their sixth-place persuer, as the Sabres lead Pittsburgh by five points going into Tuesday's visit in the Steel City.'
'Audette, traded from the Thrashers to Buffalo March 13, knocked home a rebound with Ferraro on his back in the first period. The goal — his first since the trade — punctuated the right winger's return to Atlanta Monday night and started the Sabres to a 4-0 win at Philips Arena.'
'After the game, Audette was all smiles. He rushed away from interviews to see his wife Manon, daughter Katherine and son Daniel, who sported a Sabres sweater while waiting outside the locker room.'
'The Sabres held a 28-15 advantage in shots after two periods and finished with a 31-19 advantage. The Thrashers showed little zip offensively and could not convert a power play.'