'G Mike Dunham is coming off his fourth shutout of the season.'
Archives for March 19, 2003
'Erie County Executive Joel A. Giambra said he is prepared to give up more than $100,000 a year in Buffalo Sabres revenue and dibs on any future profits from the HSBC Arena as long as prospective owner B. Thomas Golisano promises not to move the team.'
'The game story: The Rangers' slim playoff hopes were kept alive with a 1-0 victory over the Islanders on Monday night.'
'The Sabres own the NHL's worst record at 22-34-9-7, but Ruff's overall performance in his first head coaching stint has been remarkable.'
'"It's disappointing because we let ourselves down. We could have taken another step forward, you're definitely taken a step backward when you have an effort like this. When you're trying to build something, you want to keep things moving."'
'Surprisingly, the Flyers have not won in this building since April 8, 2001. Buffalo may be last in the Eastern Conference, but it continues to embarrass the Flyers here even if few attend the games.'
'Not only did they play poorly, but they flew in the face of their coach's theory that good teams follow up big wins with big efforts and take advantage of good situations.'
'So trouble was predictable … but what was most troubling was how easily the Sabres were able to waltz to a 5-2 victory at HSBC Arena. That share of the Atlantic Division lead the Flyers worked so long and hard to finally achieve via a victory over the Devils Monday in the Meadowlands?'
Hitchcock was screaming as the Flyers left the ice and he did not let up when the dressing-room door closed.
To say he was angry would not do justice to Esches emotions after he allowed all five goals in the Flyers loss to the Buffalo Sabres at HSBC Arena.