Maybe it's just this season on the edge where every victory is like winning the Stanley Cup and every loss is a Darius Kasparaitis flipper past The Dominator in overtime of the seventh game, but Saturday night's loss was downright discouraging. Why? Because now we have a trend on our hands. In their three-game winless streak, the Sabres have slowly but surely reverted to last season's form.
Archives for October 20, 2002
'"That was probably the biggest part of the game," Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff said. "We had poor execution. I don't think we had one chance. We had one tip that was maybe our best chance, but I think that gave them a little momentum right after that."'
'Mark Hamister might have been first out of the gate, but Tom Golisano appears to be the stronger turtle in this race. Sherry Bassin and his crew still haven't submitted a bid, and word from Montreal was they were trying to scrape together another $15 million. It's become clear Alan Maislin doesn't quite have the money.'
'THUMBS DOWN – These are trying times for the financially strapped Sabres, who are being managed by the NHL while a new owner is sought. But only 11,351 fans?'
'"He finally jammed another needle all the way in and the blood just spurted out," Amonte said. "It looked bad, but it felt a hell of a lot better."'
'"I hope I can I feel and look so good when I retire," forward Brett Hull said.'
'Phoenix, playing its fourth road game in six nights, came out flat for the first two periods. It took a crucial 5-on-3 penalty kill at the start of third to get the Coyotes going. Amonte's goal came just 31 seconds after the Coyotes were back at full strength.'
'Unbeaten in their last six visits to Buffalo (3-0-3-0), the Coyotes erased a one-goal deficit with three consecutive tallies, including two by their second line.'
Unbeaten in their last six meetings with Buffalo (3-0-3-0), the Coyotes erased a one goal deficit with three consecutive tallies, including two by their second line.