Who turned the Juice on? No, we aren't talking about O.J. Simpson here. The Buffalo Sabres suddenly discovered they could score on the powerplay against the hot Calgary Flames Friday night in HSBC Arena as they turned on the electricity against the Flames, beating them 5-2.
Archives for November 24, 2001
'RW Miroslav Satan is a plus-12 at home but is a minus-2 on the road.'
'[Penguins] Are 15-2-4 at home vs. Buffalo in past 10 years…[Sabres] have 2-6-0-1 road record that is among NHL's worst.'
'Leading scorer: LW Miroslav Satan (nine goals, eight assists, 17 points).'
'Turning Point: The Sabres managed only two shots in the first seven minutes of the second period, but cashed in on both, smashing open the scoreless contest.'
'"We didn't take the body," said Conroy. "We let them skate around. We let them do what they wanted. That's not us. We just floated around and let them do their thing. They don't have a huge team, and we didn't hit them. Our big thing is, we don't lose two in a row."'
'The Buffalo Sabres, who had lost nine of 12 games earlier this month, turned in a complete team effort for the second straight game with a 5-2 victory over the Flames on Friday night in HSBC Arena.'
'Whether it's because of the NHL's compacted Olympic-year schedule or a lack of respect from the opposition, the Sabres are facing backup goalies an average of once almost every three games.'
'The Flames were beaten by one of the worst power plays in the National Hockey League, as the Sabres were clunking along at about 10-per-cent efficiency before the Flames came to town.'
'Using a five-man unit of defenceman Alexei Zhitnik and Richard Smehlik and forwards Erik Rasmussen, Vaclav Varada and Denis Hamel, the Sabres kept Iginla and linemates Craig Conroy and Dean McAmmond off the scoresheet for just the second time since the line was created.'