'He did block five shots in Game 6. He blocked 13 in the series. He blocked two on one shift in the first period Monday night, including a blast by Jeff Halpern. He blocked a rocket by Peter Bondra in the second period. That one especially stung.'
Archives for April 25, 2001
'Washington's power play savaged the Penguins during Round 1, scoring seven times in 22 tries, and Buffalo's was even more lethal during its opening-round series, converting six of 18 chances against Philadelphia. That means the Penguins, who were guilty of some ill-conceived and unnecessary penalties against the Capitals, will try to cut down on those while facing the Sabres.'
'"I don't think it's Hedberg's job to beat Dominik Hasek," defenseman Bob Boughner said. "I think he just has to make the big saves, like he did in this series, and give us a chance to win games. Everybody knows Dominik and how can just take the game away from you at times."'
'Straka, Kovalev and Lang, the trio of gifted scorers who are second line only because they play on a team that also features guys named Lemieux and Jagr, had been largely silent in the playoffs until Monday night.'
'The Buffalo Sabres cannot match the Penguins' firepower – few teams can – but they are one of the deeper teams around. That's one reason why Sabres goaltender Dominik Hasek is confident about this series.'