'"They embarrassed us for the third straight time," said Sabres co-captain Chris Drury before acknowledging the Sabres don't even appear to belong in the same league as the Senators at times. "The score certainly won't argue with that. Until we can prove we do belong on the ice with them, how could you argue that we do?"'
Archives for November 13, 2005
'The Sabres placed defenseman Jay McKee on injured reserve Saturday and recalled Doug Janik from the Rochester Americans. The move was made because McKee could be out longer than expected with his badly bruised foot and it was uncertain if defenseman Brian Campbell could play. Campbell was hurt Friday on a blocked shot but felt good enough in warm-ups to dress and play in Ottawa.'
‘”We handed them two goals with turnovers at the start of the third,” said Ruff. “When we implode, we really implode. You don’t give a team like Ottawa those kinds of chances because they’re going to make you pay.”‘
‘Ottawa is 3-0 against Buffalo this season and has outscored the Sabres 21-5, including a 10-4 drubbing in Buffalo on Nov. 2.’
‘Heatley has recorded at least one point in every game the Senators (13-2-0) have played this season with 15 goals and 14 assists.’
‘”We seem to play well against Buffalo, especially this year,” Heatley said. “We respect them as they’re very fast, so we get ready to jump out to the lead on them.”‘
‘”In the first period it was a really tight game,” Alfredsson said. “They played a hard game last night. We scored a goal with less than a second left that kind of takes the air out of them a bit and gave us momentum. We got off to a great start in the second and finished off the game.”‘
‘As soon as the second period started the Senators set their lead to 3-0. Daniel Alfredsson scored :59 into the period, and Dany Heatley scored at 1:15. Mike Fisher added his second goal of the year four minutes later to make the score 4-0. The period ended 5-0 after Heatley scored his 13th goal of the year at 16:55.’
‘The goal was reviewed and upheld, despite the fact that that the goal lamp never went red.’