'Buffalo's Stu Barnes doesn't have anything against his former team. The Pittsburgh Penguins probably don't agree.'
Archives for May 5, 2001
'A blast by Stu Barnes ended the home-ice disadvantage.'
'Never say die attitude will lead the Sabres to the cup if they continue to play like this.'
'It would be hard to blame the Penguins if they were gnawing their fingernails and losing their hair. Thing is, they're not at all.'
'Not only are the Penguins not scoring, they aren't getting many chances. They were held to 20 shots in Game 3 and just 17 in Game 4.'
'Whatever the Penguins have in mind, the Sabres say bring it on. "We'll be ready against any system," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said.'
'All told, the two Pittsburgh refugees combined for four goals and three assists in the first four games of the series. The two Sabres-turned-Penguins in the series, defenseman Bob Boughner and center Wayne Primeau, have a goal and an assist between them.'
'When his team needed him most during a 5-2 loss to the Sabres on Wednesday, he was unable to get off a single shot.'
'ABC sends its "A" team, Gary Thorne and Bill Clement, to work Game Five of the Buffalo Sabres' series with Pittsburgh today (1 p.m., Channel 7). The duo had been working the Colorado-Los Angeles series, but were sent to the East Coast to work the one game on ABC's schedule today. St. Louis' sweep of Dallas made the Sabres-Pens the only game available.'
'Defenseman Jay McKee also said he's on the mend from the concussion he suffered following a collision with Penguins star Mario Lemieux in Game Two. McKee, who will be evaluated by doctors again today, said Friday that he had been symptom-free for about two days. Still, he doesn't know when, or if, he will be able to return to the playoffs.'