'The Rangers came to Buffalo with the sole intent of winning a hockey game, and not worrying about revenge against Vaclav Varada or coach Lindy Ruff. Which was all well and good, except that they almost forgot about the game.'
Archives for November 28, 2001
'When they play on back-to-back days, the Sabres are 1-5-0-1 in the second game.'
'Dumont's goal, scored in the final second of a five-on-three power play, helped keep the Sabres from losing their third straight game of the season against a Rangers team they are growing to hate.'
'He has always been accountable and refreshingly candid.'
'He also apologized if his earlier comments, which were broadcast locally before the game, had angered his teammates.'
'Until York scored, the Rangers headed toward their third consecutive defeat because of their lack of discipline.'
'How would the Sabres survive without disgruntled winger Slava Kozlov? The answer, apparently, is no worse than they were doing with him.'
'The Rangers could have easily lost their third consecutive game. Richter, who made 47 saves, was the reason they did not.'
'On Monday, after the Rangers' practice, Fleury offered to meet with Ruff to clear the air. "He didn't want to, I guess," Fleury said this morning. "But the offer still stands. I would ask him what he was trying to say. Obviously, he dodged the question this morning. He did a good job."'
'"Richter gets my vote for U.S. Olympic goalie, by the way — he was fabulous," Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said, unsolicited.'