'"It was Jason Woolley. I could tell it was Woolley. I could see his number as he went by me," Niedermayer said after his misplay forced the Devils to settle for a 2-2 tie with the Buffalo Sabres last night at HSBC Arena. "He made a pretty good move, but I shouldn't get beaten by a defenseman."'
Archives for February 2002
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'Defenseman Colin White, who was fined $1,000 by the league for cross-checking Sabres forward Vaclav Varada into the boards Sunday night at the Meadowlands, said he considered himself fortunate not to get worse punishment.'
'Pyatt scored with 1:50 left in regulation, lifting Buffalo to a 2-2 tie against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night and giving the Sabres another reason to believe they can still make a run at the playoffs once their season resumes on Feb. 26.'
'After Pyatt tied it late in regulation, the Sabres had the two best chances of overtime. But Brodeur stopped Miroslav Satan and Vaclav Varada on 2-on-1s.'
'Even the most ardent Buffalo Sabres fan must admit the prospects of making the postseason aren't favorable.'
'Slovakia, the team Satan played for on Saturday, had been eliminated from Olympic medal contention after two games.'
'Devils are 4-1-1 since Kevin Constantine took over as coach.'
'The Sabres are eight points behind the Devils in the Eastern Conference.'
In what was the most crucial game so far this season, the Buffalo Sabres came up flat. Being on the verge of being completely eliminated from playoff contention, the Sabres played one of their worst games of the season as the New Jersey Devils beat the Sabres 4-1.
'To date, Rasmussen has four goals and eight assists in 44 games. Ruff knows when Rasmussen is on his game, things go well for the Sabres.'