'"I'm really excited with the things I've seen since I've been here," Briere said.'
Archives for March 25, 2003
'Buffalo's perpetual need to dip into its Rochester resources has caused some additional excitement in Rochester. "Everyone has their heads up because everyone's expecting to go up," said right wing Sean McMorrow, who was recalled to play just two shifts against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday before getting sent back to the minors.'
'Returning Botterill and Taylor to the Amerks and replacing them with fill-ins from the lower minors in Buffalo wouldn’t be fair to anyone — including the players who would be demoted.'
'"We came here for two points and we only got half that job done," Colorado coach Tony Granato said. "It's a bit discouraging, but we'll go back at it (tonight). Not too much time here to feel sorry for ourselves."'
'Colorado had killed 21 consecutive power plays before Buffalo forward Daniel Briere scored the tying goal in the third period Monday night.'
'"We gave away a point. We should have had two," Peter Forsberg said after the Avs let a 3-2 third-period lead disappear against the Sabres, who only escaped the Eastern Conference cellar last week. "That's just the way it is. Now we have to make up for it in Ottawa."'
'The official attendance for the Avalanche- Sabres game at HSBC Arena on Monday night was 13,250. Perhaps that many tickets were sold, but the in-house crowd didn't appear to be anything close to that, and the huge blocks of empty seats were glaring.'