'"Our defense had a little bit of trouble with their speed and we dug a hole," said Capitals coach Ron Wilson. "When you play the night before and then getting down two goals is an awful tough hole to dig yourself out of. We came close, but we made a couple of critical errors that allowed them to score."'
Archives for November 2001
'Buffalo G Martin Biron got his first career point with an assist on Afinogenov's goal.'
'A day after being benched, Kozlov scored for the first time in 18 games, using a 1-on-1 move on goaltender Olaf Kolzig to stake Buffalo to a 2-0 lead 5:36 into the contest.'
'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.'
'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.'