'"We had some real good opportunities we didn't quite bear down upon," Ruff said, "but every point is important. To walk away with a point is one less we've got to gain now."'
Archives for February 19, 2004
'But his best stop came in the third period when he foiled Daniel Briere, setting up the Panthers' lone goal. With Florida on the power play, Luongo came out of the net to clear the puck, only to lose it to Briere behind the end line. With the Sabres captain shooting at an open net, Luongo sprawled backward across the ice to make the save.'
'Luongo was especially stellar in the second period, where the Panthers were outshot 22-3 but didn't give up a goal.'
'1. Roberto Luongo, Panthers: Despite his team being outshot 33-9 through two periods and 42-23 for the game, he made 41 saves to improve to 6-4-4-2 when facing over 40 shots.'
'“We didn't have the killer instinct around the net we've had recently,'' center Daniel Briere said. “Give credit to Luongo. He played well. But it's one of those nights where the puck didn't want to go in for us.'''
'"I think if you look at their goaltender tonight, we could have played another 60 minutes and we weren't going to score again," Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff added.'
'After 21 goals in three straight games, and eight straight games with a power play goal, the Buffalo Sabres were finally slowed offensively by an amazing effort from Florida's Roberto Luongo for a 1-1 tie at HSBC Arena. The All-Star Luongo made 41 saves in the game, keeping the hottest offensive team in the NHL to only one goal.'