'Ruff then called out his goaltender. “In the first couple (goals) we need a save,” Ruff said. “I need (Biron) to go to the top of the paint and say, ‘Here I am, beat me. Beat me with me falling forward.’ Get out there and challenge. Just in a sense where there wasn’t much action. We were pressing hard. Every guy was pressing. I needed Marty to press, too – let it all hang out. He wasn’t quite there for us.”'
Archives for November 10, 2005
'They outshot the Carolina Hurricanes, 22-3, in the second period Wednesday night and were booed as they came off the HSBC Arena ice.'
'The inaugural goal came in Vanek's 15th game, or about 14 more than some people expected from the No. 5 overall pick of the 2003 draft.'
'"I think we played well the 40 minutes before (the third-period rally)", Vanek said. "In the third period, we wanted to get more pucks on net and get to those rebounds. I was fortunate to get a couple of goals, but in the end, a penalty shot cost us the game."'
'The Sabres looked to be the dominant team, but could not get the puck in the net. They out-shot the Canes 22-3 in the second period alone, and 44-22 for the entire game.'
'Buffalo dominated almost every facet of the game.'
'But the thing is, the Sabres' goaltending in their two games — both 3-2 losses — against Montreal, was excellent. Biron performed well in both games, and could not be faulted whatsoever. So obviously, the Sabres have to look at themselves from another direction.'