'"These are the games we should win," Sabres goalie Mika Noronen said. "We can go better. We have lots of good guys and lots of skill guys that can really do a better job still."'
Archives for November 15, 2003
'"It's frustrating," Delmore said. "I wanted to go out there and take another step forward. I thought it was a pretty cheesy call."'
'As a result, Adelphia subscribers are now paying on non-Sabres nights for the Worst Damn Sports Shows Period.'
'They have become masters of the bad start — they were outscored, 22-4, during the opening period in their first 14 games — but actually outshot the Sabres, 8-6, and had a slight edge in play during the first 20 minutes.'
'"He deserved this," defenseman Drake Berehowsky said. "He's a good kid, and he was doing everything he could to get this."'
'Sabres G Martin Biron made his NHL debut at age 18 against the Penguins Dec. 26, 1995, in Pittsburgh and was shelled in a 6-3 loss. He appeared in only three games that year and did not establish himself in Buffalo until four years later. He credited his ability to maintain an even keel throughout the process with helping him to become an NHL starter. He yesterday advised the Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury to do likewise.'
'The Penguins (4-8-3-0) snapped a four-game losing streak and ended the road trip 1-4-0. They return home to play host to the Florida Panthers tonight. They also outshot their opponent for the first time this season, 23-22.'
'Olczyk started Surovy and Kostopoulos on the same line last night because of their experience playing together in Wilkes-Barre. Their center with the Baby Penguins has been Toby Petersen, but last night, it was former Sabres player Brian Holzinger.'
'It was the politically correct response, but a source told ESPN.com on Friday that Satan — who signed a two-year contract after missing most of training camp — was angered by the public rebuke and is toying with the idea of asking for a trade.'
'“I don't think we played poorly,'' said Sabres coach Lindy Ruff. “They didn't give up a lot. We had times to put the game away and we didn't put it away.'''