'"We would have been a pretty down club if we didn't walk out of here with a point at the end of the night," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. "That point at the end of the year, you may point to that point and say that's the point that got you in."'
Archives for March 12, 2004
'Eight power plays against, including three five-on-threes, usually translates into a bad result. But last night, although the Bruins played with fire against the Buffalo Sabres, they somehow avoided getting burned.'
'Jillson heard about the deal on TV when the Bruins were in Nashville. At the time, Sullivan told him it wasn't official but an hour later, he found out it was.'
'“The way the momentum changed like that, it could really have deflated us,'' Bruins coach Mike Sullivan said. “But it didn't deflate us. We just came right back and kept playing.'''
'At the morning skate, defenseman Andy Delmore skated with the Bruins for the first time since he was picked up in Tuesday's three-way trade that sent blueliner Jeff Jillson [news] to the Sabres. It's tough to guess when Delmore might crack the lineup. “I spoke to him and told him we're happy with our six defensemen,'' Sullivan said. “They've played very well for us and we want to reward them for their efforts."'
'"We're not going to win many games when we take that many penalties," said Boston coach Mike Sullivan, who bit his tongue when asked if he agreed with the disparity in penalty calls. "I'm trying to understand how we can spend a fair amount of time with the puck on our stick, and we continue to take more penalties than the opposition."'
'Jillson did well in his Sabres debut, logging 20:04 of ice time to lead all Buffalo defensemen, after sitting out all except three of his last 18 games with the Bruins. "It was a lot of fun because I hadn't played that much in a while," he said. "It was just good to get out there and play, not worry about anything else, and have some fun."'
'The Bruins have just three more wins (34) than Buffalo (31), but have 19 more points. The Bruins earned 21 points in games they didn't win.'
'"I'm glad that they decided to keep me and that the team's going to make a run and try to catch the Islanders," Satan said. "That's a decision that everyone's happy with in the dressing room. We're going to try to make up some ground and try to squeeze in at the last minute."'
'With fans heading to the exits, Miro Satan showed why he still is the most talented goal scorer on the team. Satan one-timed a pass from Jochen Hecht from about 10 feet in front of the net, beating Potvin to tie the game with just 24.2 seconds left, sending the game to overtime.'