'For Miller, it was his second preseason victory as he continues to make his case to become the Sabres' number one netminder. Meanwhile, Vanek continued to look like the real deal in his first exhibition season with the Sabres.'
Archives for September 21, 2005
‘Ryan Miller made 29 saves, Thomas Vanek scored twice and the Buffalo Sabres blanked the Washington Capitals 4-0 Wednesday night.’
‘Sabres defenseman rory Fitzpatrick scores his first goal of the preseason…’.
'"We stopped taking care of our own end, and that was the deciding factor in the end," said Vanek, who played at the University of Minnesota before signing with the Sabres last year.'
'"With his last name he's had a lot of adversity to deal with," said Knights goalie and fellow Sabres camper Adam Dennis. "At the start of his OHL career he had it a little tough. The fans gave it to him a little bit. There were big expectations, and he was a young guy. He's worked through it, and he's battled so hard. It's no fluke he had 100 points. He's a great player, and he earns every second he's on the ice."'
‘Buffalo ended up blowing an early 3-0 first period lead with an even strength goal by Jeff Jillson and two power play goals from Daniel Briere. The Wild dominated the final 40 minutes that included numerous breakaways and odd-man rushes for the home club. Mika Noronen let all six goals in on 29 shots. Buffalo has two wins and one loss on the preseason.’
‘Pascal Dupuis had a goal and three assists, and the Minnesota Wild scored six unanswered goals in the final two periods to beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-3 Tuesday night.’
‘The Sabres finished 2-of-11 on the power play while the Wild scored once on 13 chances with the extra skater.’
‘”We started off the game skating well,” stated Sabres co-captain Daniel Briere. “We skated hard on the puck and it made a big difference. The last two periods, we stopped skating and they kept coming forward.”