'…given the fact Miller could be sidelined for up to six weeks, the Sabres may have no option but to retain him and Noronen until their prized young goalie returns to action. That could turn into a blessing in disguise for Regier as it will give both Biron and Noronen plenty of playing time, which will hopefully improve their skills and thus their value on the trade block.'
Archives for November 5, 2005
‘”When did people start calling you J.P.?”
Dumont: “When I got drafted actually. I got drafted by the New York Islanders and nobody could say my name right so I just decided right there it was time for me to be called J.P., so everyone could pronounce my name well.”‘
Sabres vs. Canadiens (Buffalo News)
Canadiens host Sabres in back end of home-and-home series (Sportsticker)
Buffalo Sabres (7-6-0) at Montreal Canadiens (10-3-1) (The Sports Network)
Shuffling Away From Buffalo (HabsWorld.net)
'"We talked about it, that we had to play the strongest five minutes of hockey we ever played at the beginning of the game, and we did that," Sabres goalie Martin Biron said. "We did that for two periods, but we didn't do that in the third, and it cost us the game."'
'His parents will get to see him play as an NHLer for the first time tonight. He prays his homecoming will be the start of something big. "You never know what to expect," Pominville said. "You can be here for a month or two, and you can be here for a day. Last time I was here for only two days. Hopefully, it'll just get longer and longer and I can stay here."'
'"I think the Sabres will be fine in Buffalo," he said. "The team has a long history of success in Buffalo, and it will continue to be so."'
Habs end jinx in Buffalo (Montreal Gazette)
The good, the bad and the downright ugly of Buffalo (Montreal Gazette)
Canadiens strike in final five once again (Canadiens.com)
Lethargic Habs Win Again (HabsWorld.net)
Ryder, Begin Do It Again (HabsWorld.net)
‘“We didn’t handle the pressure very well.”’
‘”We lost the game because, in the third, we didn’t do what we did in the first two periods,” said Biron, who fell to 10-4 in his career against Montreal. “We can’t give a team like Montreal 18 or 19 shots in the third period.”‘
‘Montreal took the lead with 2:52 left in the contest after Sundstrom deflected a shot from Steve Begin over Biron’s glove for the 3-2 advantage. Mathieu Dandenault blocked a Sabres’ clearing attempt at the right point and Begin picked up the loose puck along the right boards before firing a shot from the right circle.’