'With Buffalo coming off of that five game streak, tonight was the night for them to make their mark. Tonight they were to actually show all those who doubt that they were in fact contenders in this division. Where that velocity and spunk went that you saw in the Sabres the past week is beyond me.'
Archives for December 3, 2005
'How was that for a royal buzzkill?'
'"I felt pretty good," Miller said. "It's ready to go structurally. I just have to get everything around it ready, get this muscle trained. My thumb's a little skinny right now. I want to get that back to where it was before I test it."'
'During an interview, Ray told Gare he always enjoyed working with him and that the two guys he works with now, host Kevin Sylvester and Robitaille, stink.'
Smashing debut (San Jose Mercury News)
Three stars (San Jose Mercury News)
Thornton sparks Sharks’ win (San Francisco Chronicle)
Thornton gets feet wet (Boston Globe)
Thornton turns Sharks around (Boston Herald)
Shark suit fits to a T (Toronto Star)
Sharks get spark (Toronto Sun)
San Jose Dismantles Sabres For 1st Win In Buffalo (SJSharks.com)
Thornton Relaxed In Debut (SJSharks.com)
‘San Jose (9-12-4), the last place-team in the Pacific Division, scored four goals in the first 11 1/2 minutes, including three in a 2-minute span to chase goalie Mika Noronen. Noronen made his first start since injuring his groin in a shootout loss to the New York Rangers on Nov. 22, and appeared to be hampered while stopping only seven of 11 shots.’
‘It also was the Sharks’ first win in 12 all-time visits to Buffalo.’
‘Despite outshooting the Sharks 27-26, the Sabres saw their five-game win streak come to an end after they failed to find the back of the net. Mika Noronen allowed four goals on 11 shots faced and did not make it out of the opening period. Martin Biron stopped 14-of-15 shots faced in relief.’
‘The Sharks came out firing scoring three goals in a span of 2:02 early in the first period. They eventually chased Mika Noronen out of the net after their fourth goal.’
‘”We got down right off the bat and we were a sluggish team.”‘