'However, with all the regular roles in Thanksgiving productions already taken, the Maple Leafs opted for the jobs few are willing to take: They played like turkeys.'
Archives for November 22, 2001
'The patient was deathly ill. Falling victim to an attack by weaker foreign bodies, this patient was suffering from many ailments. It became lethargic and bilious and was in need of immediate medical treatment. Miraculously, the patient was saved of an untimely death. The remedy to the many ailments of the Buffalo Sabres came in the form of the Toronto Maple Leafs and a 4-2 victory over their arch rivals.'
'It was a glimpse into the Sabres that can be, the best-case scenario Sabres who get goals from their skill players, clutch saves from their goalie and solid play from just about everyone.'
'They faced their fourth backup goaltender in 10 games, which says plenty about how quickly they had fallen in the eyes of the league.'
'Berg was credited with four giveaways and probably could have been charged with several more if not for a seemingly sympathetic stats man at the Sabres rink.'
'Schwab said he has enjoyed some success in the HSBC Arena — secretly called the Alphabet Soup Arena by some players — in the past.'
'Berg and partner Dmitry Yushkevich were on the ice for all four Buffalo goals and Berg was directly responsible for two.'
'"They were a desperate hockey team, and that goes to show what happens when you play a desperate team."'
'The last-place Sabres had lost nine of 12 before facing the Northeast Division-leading Leafs, who were on an eight-game point streak.'
'Barnes collected three assists and sparked a big night by linemates J.P. Dumont and Miroslav Satan as the Sabres ended a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 triumph over the Toronto Maple Leafs.'