'Chris Drury scored his first goal in a Buffalo uniform after he came to the Sabres from Calgary in an offseason trade.'
Archives for October 17, 2003
'Pepsi officials said the agreement includes exclusive pouring rights at HSBC arena and names Pepsi-Cola the official soft drink of the Buffalo Sabres. Also, PBG will partner with the Sabres on fan entertainment programs, retail promotions and community outreach initiatives, including the Sabres' library reading program, "Shoot. Score. Read More."'
'Less than a year ago, Ruff was a lame-duck coach for a team skating in circles. The Sabres beat division rival Montreal and conference foe the Islanders by a combined 11-2 in their first two games before waking up in the Habitat for Horrendous. If it wasn't one problem, it was another. In no time, they were reeling. No wonder Ruff was having flashbacks while thinking about the Bills.'
'Opposing teams frequently gave their No. 1 goalies a night off, and the Sabres often failed to exploit them. At one point Sabres coach Lindy Ruff admitted they made a lot of ordinary goalies look like All-Stars.'
'Briere had five shots on goal and a power-play assist, but he was a minus-3. He committed a turnover that led to an Oilers' short-handed goal and left Raffi Torres unattended in the slot for an even-strength tally.'
'The Oilers snapped their goal- less streak 145:31 after it began.'
'Laraque knocked the six-foot-four, 247-pound Peters to his knees with some big left hands. "Didn't last long," he shrugged.'
'In 1997, Satan was the central figure in one of the worst trades ever made by the Oilers. He wasn't playing much for head coach Ron Low at the time and wasn't happy, so he had his agent ask Lowe's predecessor Glen Sather for a trade out of Edmonton. Sather eventually obliged and for whatever reason, his prestidigitation turned a bona fide offensive gem into a couple of rubes; forward Barrie Moore and defenceman Craig Millar.'
'"He made some big saves but the third goal on him was a killer. He was standing straight up, bad angle. You can't have that one go in." – Sabres coach Lindy Ruff, describing Raffi Torres's shot to make it 3-1 with 39 seconds left in the second period.'
'"If I think about it when I'm lying in bed, I don't fall asleep," snarls Warrener…"You want my opinion? It's a joke. If someone can honestly say that was an honest-to-god goal…well, they're wrong. The only reason they didn't go back on it was because they already had 500 people on the ice and they're handing (the Stanley Cup) out. When the league makes a big excuse, a big story, and basically lies…who knows when I'm going to get back there?"'