'Every time one of the Sabres managed to hook up with the puck in the offensive zone, he found himself surrounded like the last DVD player in Future Shop on Boxing Day. And when the Sabres did manage a flurry of shots late in the first period – well, that is José Theodore waiting in goal. The late flurry made things look better for the Sabres than they were, with the Canadiens leading in shots 20-9.'
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