'"This is going to be hard, but it's three games we gotta win. No excuses. Whether we have lots of injuries or not, we gotta do it."'
Archives for March 17, 2004
'However you categorize it, the Sabres are on a three-game slide. It sure smells like defeat. They're losing games, losing time, losing precious chances to gain ground on the Islanders for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.'
'The Sabres have lost five straight games in Philips Arena.'
'Sabres C Chris Drury, Buffalo's fourth-leading scorer with 16 goals, 29 assists, is out with a concussion. So is top D Alexei Zhitnik (4 goals, 24 assists), who has a broken shoulder.'
'Zhitnik has not played since March 7, when he was checked from behind by Dallas Drake of the St. Louis Blues. In 68 games, the 32-year-old Russian has four goals and 24 assists with 102 penalty minutes.'