'Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jay McKee will be out two-to-six weeks with a sprained left knee.'
Archives for November 20, 2003
'Mckee was hurt during the first period of Buffalo's 4-1 loss at New Jersey on Wednesday, coach Lindy Ruff said Thursday. McKee doesn't recall the specific play in which he was hurt, saying only that he felt his knee begin to tighten up.'
'"We didn't play the way we had to," Biron said, "and they made us pay for the little things we did wrong."'
'"It's frustrating, there's no two ways about it, especially when you come off something like last year where you're playing well and stuff and you finally prove that you can play, then you have to start at Square One again," he said. "I think I'm always working hard. I just go out the same way and try and hold up with a good attitude, but like I said it's frustrating, very much so."'
'But it was that pesky collection of Jersey forwards, buzzing the nets like wasps buzzing a nest, who sent New York Rangers' goalie Mike Dunham to the bench Saturday and left Sabres goalie Martin Biron stewing down at the end of his bench before the second period expired last night.'
'Four different Devils scored and Sabres' goaltender Martin Biron was overwhelmed by the repeated waves of offense the defending champs sent crashing on him in the second period. Jay Pandolfo, Brian Gionta, and John Madden each finished off odd-man rushes in a span of 4:14 to chase Biron from the game.'
'Devils' captain Scott Stevens played in his 934th game as a Devil on Wednesday, tying him with John MacLean (now a Devils' assistant coach) for second place on the team's all-time games played list behind Ken Daneyko (1,283). Stevens also took over sole possession of fifth place on the NHL's games played list by participating in his 1,613th career contest. He needs to play only two more games to tie Larry Murphy as the NHL's all-time leader among defensemen.'
'Buffalo goaltender Martin Biron lifted his stick the way a butcher hoists a meat cleaver and swiftly slammed it on top of the net. He then flipped the broken stick toward the middle of the ice, as if nothing could help him. The Devils are doing that to goaltenders these days. Biron was spectacular in a tie a week ago against the Devils, but he played less than half the game Wednesday night in a 4-1 loss at Continental Arena.'
'This game was over by the midpoint of the second period.'
'The formula was similar to Saturday's 5-0 dismantling of the Rangers. They scored early and began building momentum, ripping the game apart in the first half of the second. Scott Gomez was credited with opening the scoring 9:40 into play with his second, his tip of Stevens' point shot adjudged to have been below crossbar level.'