The upcoming 6-game road trip probably couldn't have come at a better time for the Buffalo Sabres. Going to confines more friendly than HSBC Arena may just be what the team needs.
Archives for October 26, 2002
'Five one-goal games. Five one-goal victories.'
Jochen Hecht returned. The power play did not. Not unless you mean the power play from recent seasons — it was back for sure as the Buffalo Sabres extended their drought with the man-advantage to 19 chances in a 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils before the largest crowd of the season, 12,633, at HSBC Arena on Friday night.
Dear Lindy Ruff, So you got off to a fast start with your team scoring 11 goals in two games and winning both. You had fans thinking of May with Halloween decorations still covered in dust. For a moment, the Bills were second rate, gasp!
'Tonight marks the start of the Sabres' longest road trip of the season, encompassing six games over 12 nights.'
'The Penguins have more than 2,000 tickets left for the game tonight…'.
'The Sabres are also playing in back-to-back games this weekend.'
'Whenever Ken Daneyko scores a goal, it's just not your night.'
'"It may be just the thing we need, to go out and play simple road games for a while," Barnes said. "Most teams, I think, if they had their choice would want to have a road trip like this early on. I think it's a good opportunity for the guys to spend some time together."'
'The Buffalo Sabres' potential ownership sweepstakes now appears to be a two-horse race between B. Thomas Golisano and Mark E. Hamister – following the apparent breakup, at least for now, of the group led by Sherry Bassin.'