'One game is a fluke, and two might be a rough patch. But when a team exhibits the same weakness in three consecutive games, it qualifies as a full-blown trend.'
Archives for November 2, 2001
'He was invisible, which is more or less what he's been on the ice lately. Satan, the Sabres' highest-paid forward, hasn't scored a point in his last six games. He hasn't scored a goal in the third period all season.'
'Martin Biron is 1-3 lifetime against the Lightning, including a 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay in February.'
'"It's awesome," Mathieu said of facing his brother in an NHL game for the second time. "It's also kind of weird, looking over at the opposite goaltender, knowing it's your brother."'
'After going 4-1-1 during a six-game stretch, the Lightning have dropped their past two games, both by one goal. … The power play has let Tampa Bay down, going 0-for-7 and allowing a short-handed goal to Toronto on Tuesday.'
'Marty Biron remembers working to toughen up his brother Mathieu during the neighborhood hockey games in Quebec City. A cross-check here, an elbow and a slash there. Hey, isn't that what brothers are for?'