'"It's probably a little too much coasting right now," Briere said. "We weren't ready to play. There's no excuses. We flat-out got outplayed in the first two periods."'
Archives for October 29, 2005
'Three members of the Edmonton Oilers front office reserved space in the Continental Airlines Arena press box. Oilers vice president of hockey operations Kevin Prendergast, assistant general manager Scott Howson and scout Morey Gare each had a seat, and they'll probably zip over to Long Island for Biron's season debut.'
'Am I the only one watching the Sabres' postgame show, "The Shootout," that gets the feeling from the body language of analyst Rob Ray that he thinks analyst Mike Robitaille is often full of baloney?'
'Of the 20 times the Sabres played back-to-back games in 2003-04, they won both only four times.'
Devils Hold Off Sabres’ Surge, and Win Without Brodeur (New York Times)
Devils prevail without Brodeur (New York Daily News)
Clemmensen delivers for Devs (New York Post)
Devils staying Scott-free (New York Post)
Devils rookie fills the bill (Newark Star Ledger)
Breakdown fails to faze Robinson (Newark Star Ledger)
Devils win as Brylin scores late (Bergen Record)
Devils notes (Bergen Record)
Brylin averts Devils’ disaster (Asbury Park Press)
Satan has point to make (New York Post)
Satan, Islanders open three-game homestand vs. Sabres (Sportsticker)
Buffalo Sabres (6-4-0) at New York Islanders (5-5-0) (The Sports Network)
Game preview: Buffalo at Islanders (NewYorkIslanders.com)
Sabres @ Islanders (SabresFans.com)
‘“We had a lot of momentum in the third,” Drury said. “It was too little, too late and they only needed one to win and they got it. We really didn’t get our feet going until the third period and that just killed us.”’
‘”It was a quirky penalty,” said Miller, who made 24 saves. “The puck rolls and we try to get it out of the zone. I think Henrik was three feet from the line and he swatted it away. The new rule jumped out and bit us on that one.”‘
‘Brylin’s game-winner, which was scored on the power play, came 55 seconds after Drury had tied the game just before the penalty. Brian Rafalski took a shot from the top of the right circle. Brylin, positioned in the slot, redirected the puck past goaltender Ryan Miller.’
‘The Sabres trailed 2-0 until late in the third period when they struck twice in about 90 seconds. Daniel Briere bounced a puck off a Devil defender on the power play and scored for the eighth time this season to give them their first goal. Just 1:27 later Chris Drury was fed by Mike Grier from behind the net and he scored his first goal of the season to tie the game at two.’