'Who's hot: RW Miroslav Satan has six points in his last two games.'
Archives for March 7, 2004
'25.29 – Average age of the Sabres, youngest in the league by more than a year. Florida is second.'
'"Like I said, I've been told I should expect a phone call, so every time I hear the phone ringing these days that's the kind of feeling I get," Satan said. "It's probably something in my subconscious mind lately, and that's what I go with. It popped out in my head."'
'Satan is ready to pack his bags. It didn't have to end this way. He earned his share of the blame for telling management he was committed to the rebuilding project and showing the opposite. But what did they expect? He was looking to land a two-year deal worth $10 million. He would have volunteered to sell popcorn.'
'In reality, Satan was showing the crowd that he is primed for a call informing him he has been traded. "I expect something to happen," he said. "I've been told that."'
'Kaberle couldn't control Maxim Afinogenov, of all people, who then set up Derek Roy for goal No. 1. Roy made it 2-0 less than seven minutes later not long after Kaberle gave the puck to the Sabres' Eric Boulton.'
'Buffalo's Miroslav Satan added the final insult when he scored a beautiful goal on a breakaway in the third period and then took off his glove and held his bare hand to his ear, pretending he was taking a phone call. "I wish I'd seen it," Toronto defenceman Bryan McCabe said. "I would have cuffed him."'
'This season, the Sabres have specialized in dishing out nasty physical and psychological blows to the Leafs.'
'"I think (McCreary) has a personal thing against me," said Domi, who was whistled by McCreary for 19 penalty minutes on the same play at 15:26 of the first period.'
'It was the third win for the Sabres over the Leafs this season (the fourth meeting wound up a draw) and pushed Buffalo to within six points of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The New York Islanders, who lost 4-2 to the St. Louis Blues, is the club the Sabres are chasing and they have a game in hand on the Islanders.'