It was a dramatic ending to a wild and Woolley game. Jason Woolley scored the game winner with only 38.8 ticks left on the clock in overtime as the Buffalo Sabres defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-2. Woolley just happened to be at the right place at the right time as he batted in the rebound of a Stu Barnes shot to give the Sabres a crucial two points in the playoff race.
Archives for February 9, 2002
'They had lost their past five games here and had an overall record of 5-17-2 in Buffalo. They hadn't earned a point here since a tie two seasons ago.'
'He snapped a 10-game scoring slump with an overtime power-play goal to give the Sabres a 3-2 victory in front of an electrified crowd of 18,104.'
'Friday marked the first in Satan's three-day quest to become hockey's most frequent flier. After the overtime period against Ottawa, he briefly addressed the media and then boarded a plane for Logan, Utah – switched from Evanston, Wyo., because of weather.'
'Fighting for their playoff lives, they needed the two points more than Ottawa.'
'"My theory with the young guys today is that they try to throw too many punches. They're more worried about what (the fight) looks like than how effective they are.'
'Both teams had a good chance to win the game in overtime, but it was the Sabres who made the most of a power play.'
'Lalime blamed the loss on the Senators' second-period letdown in which Buffalo pulled ahead 2-1 on goals scored 64 seconds apart. "There's always a period in which we don't play our best,'' Lalime said."Sometimes it costs us. We were lucky to come back."'
'Buffalo, which was 2-of-3 with the man advantage, had been scoreless on its previous 21 power plays prior to Satan's goal.'