Maxim Afinogenov and Miroslav Satan each scored for the second time in two games for Buffalo.
Archives for February 24, 2003
'“We'll get through the season. That's what we've said. That's what the balances show,'' Sabres vice president of finance John Marsh said Monday after appearing before a creditors meeting at the U.S. Trustees office in Buffalo.'
The Sabres are 3-1-1-1 following a franchise-record eight-game slide.
'C Tim Connolly's 265 straight games is the NHL's third-longest active streak.'
'This is the second of four meetings with Florida. They lost to the Panthers at home 3-0 on Dec. 20. They are 21-14-2 all-time vs. Florida, 8-9 at Florida.'
'"Marty had a damn good game. That's the way we need him to play," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said.'
'“We played a hard game, a little taxed on defense, but I thought we battled to the bitter end. It was a big effort for us,'' Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said. “They made a mistake … and I look down [at the Lightning bench] and you could see that [Tortorella] is just livid. It wasn't the start they wanted. It's tough when you get behind. The road team can frustrate the hell out of a home team.'''
'“It's old-time hockey,'' Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “That's good for the game … their goalie is in it, our goalie's in it. That builds team character.'''
'"Everyone wants to believe our team has quit," Ruff said. "We want to play the role of spoiler. We're going to lose our share of games, but we're going to keep coming."'
'"Johnny is standing in the crease and the puck is outside the blue line. What is (Varada) doing in the crease?" Lukowich said. "The league has gotten to the point where there is no respect between players anymore. It's an unwritten rule you don't go after the goalie. A guy goes out and does something like that, it's completely gutless."'