'The suspension will cost Gilmour $9,757.73 in salary and Varada loses $3,951.89 with the money going to the Players Emergency Assistance Fund. Both will sit out games Saturday night and be eligible to return to their teams for games Tuesday.'
Archives for October 27, 2001
'It could have been more, especially for Gilmour, who skated full speed and kneed Varada in the left corner of Montreal's zone in retaliation to a hit on goaltender Jose Theodore.'
Go back in time 25 years. The National Hockey League back in 1974-77 was dominated by the Broad Street Bullies and other teams that tried to imitate the aggressive style of the Philadelphia Flyers back then. That style of hockey suddenly reemerged Friday night in Buffalo's HSBC Arena as the Buffalo Sabres and the Montreal Canadiens played an old fashioned slugfest of a hockey game. The Canadiens thumped the Sabres 5-2 in a game that should have been billed Friday night Fights. This was a savage game and the Canadiens Brian Savage did his part in scoring the Habs first three goals.
Ten games into the season, and the thought of the Game 7 debacle in last year's Stanley Cup playoffs became a distant memory.
'The Sabres are 4-1 against teams that made the playoffs last season.'
'"Some teams take them lightly because they don't have Dominik in the net. That's a danger for any team. We have to address it before the game," Elias said. "Obviously, he was a big loss to that team, but it doesn't look that way yet. They're faster and they're playing with confidence."'
'The Devils lost four straight to the Sabres last season, including a 1-0 shutout by Dominik Hasek on Feb. 22 at Continental Arena.'
'Zhitnik had a team-high six assists.'
\’\”I\’ve been in this game for a very long time,\” Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said, \”and it was one of the cheapest shots I\’ve seen.\”\’
'The Sabres lost defensemen Rhett Warrener and Dmitri Kalinin during Buffalo's Friday Night Fight with the Montreal Canadiens, although neither player was hurt during one of the game's many skirmishes.'