'Taylor Pyatt has picked up where he left off at the end of the 2002-03 season.'
Archives for October 26, 2003
'"I didn't know what we were two, three days ago," Ruff said. "I can tell you what we are now. We got three real good two-way lines that are producing and a fourth line that people don't want to deal with."'
'The start is an indication that the Sabres are trying to get everybody going in the same direction. The fact they won three of their first five games out West should be viewed as progress.'
'The Sabres have won three of their past four games in Denver.'
'In their first six contests, they played maybe two of the worst games that Lindy Ruff has seen as their coach. Since that debacle in Vancouver, they have won two games convincingly over Los Angeles and Anaheim.'
'Daniel Briere – a pint-sized forward who's generously listed at 5-feet-10 – is coming off a three-assist night against Anaheim on Friday. The former Phoenix Coyote reminds you of Theo Fleury, darting in and out of traffic against guys almost a half-foot taller. He has excellent hands and good speed, but can be exploited defensively.'
'Left wing Chris Drury returns to the Pepsi Center in a Sabres uniform. He has one goal and a team-leading seven assists in eight games. … Left wing Taylor Pyatt recorded his second consecutive two-goal game Friday against Anaheim. … Center Daniel Briere had three assists against the Ducks … The win Friday went to Martin Biron, who has a 3-1-0 record and 2.60 goals against average as the primary goaltender for the team.'
'The Sabres advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1999 but haven't gotten out of the second round since and missed the playoffs the past two years, in large part because of the franchise's economic problems. Golisano should help change that.'