'The home cooking experienced by the Sabres must be savored, though, as they'll now embark on a 13-day, six-game road trip. The swing opens Thursday in Edmonton.'
Archives for October 14, 2003
'"The guys who are supposed to score, they scored. . . . It was very good to see those guys scoring today."'
'"I guess sometimes you get a little bit of luck," Biron said. "I don't really know what I was doing. I was stacking my pads to my right, and I laid there, and then I saw the rebound. I just threw a glove in there and I happened to catch it. It was lucky, but that's good. That's what we needed."'
'After going scoreless in the first two games of the season, Buffalo (1-2-0-0) looked like an intense and desperate team. The Sabres buzzed the net, got physical and finally illuminated the red light, getting two pucks past Stars goalie Marty Turco in the first 5:05.'
'2. Stu Barnes, Stars: Scored a goal and played tough in return to Buffalo.'
'The Sabres, who had lost their first two games by a combined 8-0, came out against the Stars as if it were Game 7 of the playoffs and not Game 3 of the regular season.'
'When he scored his third goal of the season in the first period, the ever-popular Barnes was rewarded by the fans with chants of "Stuuuuu." It was more of the same when he was announced as the third star of the game. "You never know how it's going to happen, but it was nice to hear," Barnes said.'
'Contrary to popular myth, Buffalo has redeeming qualities. But you have to look for them.'
'Daniel Briere came out of the box and straddled the red line. Miroslav Satan saw him and sent him in alone. Briere put on a pretty move beating Turco on a forehand deke. Before the period ended, Zubov took a holding penalty which ended his night. Both he and Mike Modano were benched by coach Dave Tippett. It only took eight seconds for Satan to scoop up a rebound to make it 4-1.'
'The road traveled by the Sabres reads like a textbook case of a middle market city's struggles in the face of escalating costs and limited revenue sources. Rising costs forced the Knox ownership team out and started the Sabres on a decade-long journey along a rocky financial road.'