Weekes was not tested much by one of the worst offenses in the NHL, stopping 26 shots for his ninth career shutout.
Archives for November 7, 2002
'The Sabres are winless in their last seven games, losing five during that stretch. After scoring 11 goals in two wins to open the season, they have just 15 in the last 11 contests.'
'Kevyn Adams certainly will have a lot of friends back home watching on TV when he suits up for the Carolina Hurricanes tonight. He was born in Washington and went to Miami (Ohio) on a hockey scholarship, but he calls Buffalo home.'
'With two of their top scorers out of the lineup, the Sabres other scorers are now having to step their game up to another level to make up the difference. And with a team like the Sabres that is struggling to score, even baby steps would be welcomed right now.'
'"It's a real severe bone bruise on the hip. He can't shoot, he can't skate…".'
'The Sabres insist they have been working harder, but it's still not hard enough. The Sabres insist they can't catch a break, but it's another shallow excuse for why they haven't scored goals. The Sabres insist things will improve, but there's no reason to think this year will be any better than last. They were miserable during practice Wednesday, and it probably won't change until there are new faces.'
'"You've just gotta be more careful," said the man who leads the league with 66 penalty minutes. "You've got to change your game a little bit, but you can't get away from what your job is out there, and that's to forecheck and bang and get in people's faces and agitate and what not. You can only change your game a certain amount, you've just got to be more careful at crucial times in the game."'