'"It's been said about us quite a bit, and that's not something that somebody just wakes up and says "I think I'm going to say this today.' It's something that's earned. It's the respect that we've earned. We're going to keep battling."'
Archives for March 2, 2002
'The Sabres are one of only five teams without a 20-goal scorer.'
'Buffalo had some good luck but the Sabres created a lot of it, too, by putting the puck on net all game, which was their plan.'
'''There was a knee involved at the end of the period and then the game got physical and Joe wanted to make sure he stood up for his teammates,'' said O'Connell. ''I think that was the result of it. Possibly, if the referee had called a penalty on the kneeing, it might not have escalated to that point. We didn't play as well as we can and [Carolina] played a very good game. I think Joe has got to learn to control it a little bit more and I think he will."'
'But in the third, the B's lost a pair of one-goal leads and saw two Sabres goals deflect in off Bruins defensemen.'
'"I was a little surprised, but that's their call. They weren't at the game and they didn't see what was happening, but that's the way it goes sometimes," said Thornton, who also forfeited his pay for those three games, totaling $67,073.16.'
'The Sabres have only one two-day break between games left in their schedule in squeezing in 24 games into a 44-day stretch.'
'With four games over the next seven days, the Sabres are expected to call up a defenseman from their minor league affiliate in Rochester, N.Y.'
'With 3:36 left in a 3-3 contest, Maxim Afinogenev left a drop pass for Warrener, who rifled a slap shot on net. The puck hit the butt of Boston defenseman Sean O'Donnell's stick and bounced through the pads of stunned goaltender Byron Dafoe.'