Sometimes things come a little too late. The may be the case with the Buffalo Sabres, who kept their very slim playoff hopes alive Friday night with a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers. The odds against the Sabres making the playoffs are almost as long as winning the New York State Lotto, but the Sabres apparently arent throwing in the towel just yet.
Archives for April 6, 2002
'The Senators tied the Capitals on Friday night, and they have a home-and-home series with the Canadiens starting Sunday. The results of those two games should be critical to the Sabres' playoff hopes.'
'The Panthers were barren offensively until 1:27 remaining when Kristian Huselius scored on a power play with goalie Trevor Kidd pulled for a six-on-four advantage. By that point, the game was over on goals by Taylor Pyatt, Jason Woolley and Chris Gratton.'
'"He went out there and he fought Wiemer — knocked him clean," Worrell said. "Nothing was being said. I was just standing there minding my own business. Then he starts doing some circus show about a one-punch knockout to our bench. He's just a clown — plain and simple."'
'"Wiemer went looking for it and I think Boulton did a great job and it gave us a great lift," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said.'
'Hey, if your company already owes $12-billion, what's another couple of billion and why bother the shareholders about it, right?'
'With four games left in their season, the Sabres jumped into 10th place — a point ahead of the New York Rangers — and crept within four points of eighth-place Montreal in the Eastern Conference.'
'In his first season as Buffalo's No. 1 goalie, Biron is picking the best time of the season to play his best. He improved to 3-0-1 in his last four games, stopping 108 of 112 shots during that span.'