'Martin Biron made 17 stops and improved to 5-0 in his last five starts. Biron had to hold off a last minute fury from the Caps, which ended with Mike Grier sliding head first to clear the puck out of the Sabres' zone.'
Archives for November 27, 2005
‘The injuries continue to mount for the Buffalo Sabres, but so do the wins.’
'Maxim Afinogenov and Derek Roy assisted on the first two scores. Afinogenov made perfect crossing passes on each to help the Sabres improve to 5-0-0-1 in their last six games.'
‘Washington could not mount much of an attack with the extra skater and Buffalo increased its lead with 3:37 to play. Tim Connolly skated the puck into the Washington zone and pulled up along the boards at the right circle. He fed the puck to an onrushing Hecht, who beat Kolzig with a nifty backhander from in close for his fifth goal.’
'The Sabres have been formidable foes on most nights. They adjusted to the new rules and got off to an efficient start. Along the way they have performed well despite critical injuries.'
'Although goalie Mika Noronen has recovered enough to be the backup and there's a chance top scorer Daniel Briere can return, the Sabres on Saturday learned winger Taylor Pyatt could be out as long as three months with a broken right wrist.'
'Men's hockey will be held Feb. 15-26, which should give Miller plenty of time to fully recover from his injury. The problem is he hasn't been able to prove he belongs because he's been watching from the sidelines. He was hoping to return before Dec. 19, when USA Hockey announces the roster.'
'D Teppo Numminen has the most points of any NHLer without a goal.'
Capitals look to end slide against surging Sabres (Sportsticker)
Buffalo Sabres (13-9-1) at Washington Capitals (8-13-2) (The Sports Network)
Caps Host Sabres in Sunday Matinee (WashingtonCaps.com)
'Numminen said his condition is a swollen aorta. "It grows and eventually it will grow to the point they have to replace the valve," Numminen said. "That will be a surgery hopefully 10, 20, 30 years from now. We have to monitor it every year and see how fast it grows. Doctors say I'm OK to do what I do and there's no risks involved."'