'Daniel Briere, Jochen Hecht and Jason Botterill put the Sabres ahead 3-1 early in the second period before Bergeron knocked one in, set up by Thornton and Sergei Samsonov. Moments after a power play expired, Bergeron scored on a quick-thinking early third-period rebound shot for the tying goal, and Samsonov's slap shot at 12:48 stood up for the winner.'
Archives for January 13, 2004
'The Sabres will switch goalies tonight as Mika Noronen returns from a groin injury.'
'"It seemed like it took us a while to get going, but once we did, I thought we took it to them pretty good, and we were able to come back. We didn't panic when we got down two goals."'
'Leahy, who came to the Sabres last spring from the Lowell Lockmonsters of the American Hockey League, was one of the first people hired by the executive staff of new owner B. Thomas Golisano.'
'"They shoot a Hail Mary that somehow goes through and goes in. We make a great play and hit the goal post."'
'"We got off to a slow start," said captain Joe Thornton. "But when our power play clicks, it works." He discounted the thought that it might have been the result of the pregame Neely festivities. "Every game has a different flow," said Thornton.'
'“At the beginning, we weren't skating and things weren't happening,'' Brian Rolston said. “But we showed some character and bounced back.'''
'In last night's 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at the FleetCenter, Bergeron not only enjoyed his first two-goal game as a professional, the rookie played a huge role in picking up the slack after second-line center Travis Green and fourth-line winger Sandy McCarthy left the game in the first period with injuries.'
'After going 1-6-5-0 from Dec. 4 until the end of 2003, the Bruins have been unbeaten in the new year, with a 5-0-1-0 mark since the calendar turned to January. Through two periods, however, it looked as though they were headed for their first blemish of 2004. Buffalo was up, 3-2, and Boston had managed to put only 14 shots on net.'
'The Bruins play Buffalo four times during the next 24 days.'