'The Buffalo Sabres recalled goalie Mika Noronen from Rochester of the AHL on Wednesday.'
Archives for March 13, 2002
'"We've gotta find that consistency, we've gotta find the effort, and it wasn't there tonight."'
'Listless is what they were, either spent or complacent, although their position in the standings affords them neither excuse.'
'"We knew it was not going to be an easy game in any sense. We did a good job on their top two lines, but their third line ended up beating us."'
'Osgood, benched twice against Buffalo this season after giving up 6 goals on 29 shots, was outstanding.'
'"The last thing we wrote on the board is we can let 'em back in, or we kick them down away from us," Laviolette said. "Now they're 11 points behind."'
'The sixth-place Islanders moved 11 points ahead of the Sabres and, more importantly, six points ahead of the idle seventh-place Devils, whom they face tonight at Continental Airlines Arena. It will be a crucial four-point game in the standings.'
'"I'd been hoping that people would reflect on the things I did for this organization and this community rather than how they viewed a contract negotiation," Peca said. "But that's the way it goes."'
'Buffalo, meanwhile, broke a three-game winning streak and remains five points out of the final playoff position.'
'"Right now, we need every game," Sabres center Chris Gratton said. "It's a cliche, but we're going to keep saying it — you can't afford to give points away. Take nothing away from the Islanders, they're a good hockey team."'