'The Lightning is 7-0-1-1 against teams outside the Southeast Division.'
Archives for November 22, 2003
'Since the start of November, Satan – who has six consecutive 20-goal seasons – has gone scoreless and has been benched for shifts, including the final seven minutes of a tied game against New Jersey. He entered Friday with a team-worst minus-10 rating and has been criticized for his turnovers at critical times.'
'Tampa Bay is 4-13-3-1 against the Sabres at home and has not beaten Buffalo here since February 2001 (0-3-2).'
'Said Ruff: "When you double-shift your fourth line, we kind of called off the dogs a little bit. We didn't play our top lines a lot."'
'Adelphia's Empire Sports Network, which carries 74 Sabres games, doesn't enter Canada, but Channel 2 and Channel 29 do. According to sources, no money exchanged hands between Channel 2 and the Sabres. The station and the club essentially made a deal that they feel is mutually beneficial. The Sabres get exposure in Canada, Channel 2 is able to give its sports team more exposure for one afternoon.'
'Mika Noronen was solid again, making a couple of key saves early in the game to keep the Canes off the board, Noronen made 35 saves in total, 17 in the third period. It was his third career shutout.'
'But Carolina continues to be the VapoRub of the NHL — instant relief for all that ails fans of slumping teams.'
'The line of Dumont, Daniel Briere and Jochen Hecht combined for three goals and three assists as Buffalo rebounded from a 4-1 loss Wednesday at New Jersey. Hecht had a goal and an assist, and Briere assisted on Dumont's second goal.'
'"Since last year when we got put together, I think we played really well," Dumont said. "The chemistry fits so well, it's unbelievable. We always know where each other is on the ice, and we just go out there and work hard and have fun together."'