'Buffalo's offense has started each of its three games rather cooly before igniting in the second and third periods with numerous scoring chances and impressive shot totals. Entering their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at 7:30 in Air Canada Centre, the Sabres have averaged 5.7 shots in the first 20 minutes and 24.3 shots over the last 40 minutes. Opponents are averaging 26.3 shots the entire game. The Sabres, however, haven't taken full advantage of their scoring opportunities. They are 1-2 in the preseason and have scored six goals.'
Archives for September 27, 2001
'Teams were allowed to protect 18 skaters and two goaltenders. The Sabres had 29 players eligible for the waiver draft, but they exposed only one who spent time with them last season: center Chris Taylor. The others left unprotected were forwards Christian Matte, Francois Methot and Darren Van Oene, defensemen Rory Fitzpatrick, Doug Houda, Mike Hurlbut and Mario Larocque and goaltender Tom Askey.'
'Sent down were forwards Jeremy Adduono, Christian Matte, Francois Methot and Darren Van Oene. The cuts leave the Sabres with 28 players, five above the roster limit for the start of next week's regular season.'