'The Sabres also sent forward Ales Kotalik to Rochester.' (Submitted by: Mark)
Archives for October 14, 2002
'There wasn't much for Brian Sutter to complain about Sunday night.'
'That's all Buffalo fans have wanted from their team. One that would show up every game and work hard.'
An end-of-the-season schedule coupled with start-of-the-season legs forced the Buffalo Sabres to sacrifice their third game of the season to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night.
Tim Connolly logging as many penalty minutes as points? Or Ralph getting voluntarily violated by Janice? Taylor Pyatt planted in front of the net as an immovable force? Or Meadow standing in the kitchen — full frontal view — in a bikini? These were the cruel choices presented to Buffalo Sabres fans as Sunday evening approached.
'"We just didn't respond off the bat and they took advantage of it."
'"We were a little more aggressive," Alex Zhamnov said. "Another good thing was guys driving the net, right through the middle."'
'"They really beat the hell out of the Canadiens,'' Thibault said. "I knew we'd have to be on our toes, and we came out with our 'A' game.'''
'But while Sabres flags hung outside people's houses when the team was playing the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2001 playoffs, the local color is now all red, white and blue because of a football player named Drew Bledsoe.'
'Jon Klemm's goal 1:26 into the first period on a pass from Steve Sullivan set the tone for a game the Hawks controlled all the way.'