'"We did some things right but really prevented them from really getting going," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. "I thought our lines generated some offense."'
Archives for November 18, 2003
'"He's got more (talent) than he even knows," Ray said over the weekend in Buffalo. "The way he can control the puck in tight is totally amazing."'
'Buffalo scored first in this one, but it took more than two periods to crack through Martin Prusek as J.P. Dumont slipped in his fourth goal of the season. Just 14 seconds later, defenceman James Patrick put the visitors up 2-0. "We're at our best when we have all five of our guys joining the attack," said Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff.'
'Against Buffalo, like they have on so many nights this year, the Senators didn't come out with any sense of urgency. They have talked many times about getting off to a good start and then haven't put the plan into action.'
'Nothing like an early tilt like the one between Ottawa's Chris Neil and Buffalo's Eric Boulton to get things going in a game. Have to score it a draw, but Neil wins on style points for whipping off his helmet and throwing it away.'
'Sabres D James Patrick has two goals this season, including the one he scored last night, both against the Sens.'
'"You look at (Dumont's) goal. We killed a penalty and were back 5-on-5. There was a battle along the boards, one guy loses the battle, the puck goes out front and it's in our net."'
'The players themselves have had enough. As the Sabres packed up their equipment, the Senators held a players-only meeting to talk about working themselves out of this mess.'
'Heading into this week's action, Roy was leading all AHL rookies with six goals and 13 points through 12 games. Roy has impressed Cunneyworth so much that it's almost certain the Sabres won't be able to keep him off their roster much longer.'
'“I thought we did some things right that prevented them from really getting going,'' Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “I thought our gap was really good and we stayed with it. I thought all lines generated some opportunities, and we caught a break, scored a goal, and got another quick one.'''