‘Forward Steve Begin was selected by Montreal, while defenseman Joel Bouchard was claimed by the New York Rangers.’
Archives for October 3, 2003
'Buffalo successfully converted only one of eight power plays on the night.'
'"It was a case in point where their power play won them a game and we had our opportunity late in the game to win it and didn't get the job done," said Sabres coach Lindy Ruff.'
'Martin Biron played the entire game for Buffalo and made 26 saves. The Sabres decided to hold forward Miroslav Satan out of the game. Satan, who led the Sabres with 75 points last season, signed a two-year deal and didn't get into Buffalo until Wednesday night.'
'Brown's goal gave the Sabres a 2-1 lead. Buffalo's first goal came after the Hawks failed on three occasions to clear the puck while shorthanded. After the penalty expired, the Sabres scored on a goalmouth scramble.'
Golisano and the Sabres are hoping that the games, and the recent training camp events in Rochester, will make the Sabres more of a regional team. He admits that the team has copied the marketing model of the Buffalo Bills, who moved their training camp to Rochester in 2000.
'“The power play is a key element,” said Delmore, who scored 14 of his 18 goals last season when Nashville had the man advantage. “Our two goals came on the power play (officially just one) and we could have had three to win the game.”'
'The only way to buy tickets for the Nov. 12 regular-season game against the Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils at the War Memorial is through what is now a Rochester 3-pack…The package originally included the Chicago preseason game. More than 8,000 tickets have been sold, and the Sabres say single-game tickets for the Rochester game may never go on sale because they may sell it out through the 3-packs.'
'Even though Rochester is a minor league city, Nichol says it's a great hockey city. Scotty enjoyed his time here so much that he his wife make this their offseason home.'
'Eric Daze scored the game-winner at 3:39 of OT.'