'Biron and Boucher were the second and third goalies taken in the first round of the 1995 NHL entry draft, 16th and 22nd overall, respectively. Their paths from draft day to last night were divergent, but they find themselves in similar places – trying to convince their employers that they are legit starters.'
Archives for October 11, 2001
'Martin Biron played well in goal for the Sabres but the Flyers didn't put much pressure on him until the closing minutes. Then, despite a late goal from Simon Gagne, it was too late.'
'Murray is coming off an outstanding minor-league season. He scored 24 regular-season goals and added 20 playoff points as the Saint John Flames won the AHL Calder Cup.'
'The entertaining evidence displayed at HSBC Arena last night showed that Martin Biron, heir apparent to Dominik Hasek in the Buffalo nets, has more than warmed to his new role as a starting goaltender.'
'"I think Marty can take away from his experiences the fact that he learned the game playing behind one of the greatest goalies to have ever played this game," Boucher said. "To learn patience by doing that is a great thing. And when you look at me last year, I thought everything was life and death. It wasn't until the summer that I sat back and started looking at the big picture; that maybe everything wasn't such a big deal."'
‘”I missed the shot and scored a goal,” Satan said. “The puck bounced and it went flying like a butterfly.”‘
'Buffalo missed two chances to score into an empty net, but held on for its second straight home win and first victory over the Flyers since December 14, 1999.'