'Henrik Tallinder was perhaps the best player on the ice for the Sabres during the game and Miller gave another steady, confident performance that might finally lead to Darcy Regier trading one of the team’s three goalies.'
Archives for December 24, 2005
'"You're always one of the best dressed guys on the team. So, what's your favorite designer and what's the most you've ever spent on one article of clothing?"'
'"I just think he wants to make a statement after not making (the Olympic team)," said Sabres coach Lindy Ruff. "He got a chance to go up against a U.S. goalie but knowing Ryan the team comes first, wins come first."'
'Kalinin had been a mainstay for Russia in international competition. He skated for his homeland in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and the World Championships in '02, '03, '04 and '05.'
‘Buffalo hasn’t lost consecutive games since a four-game skid Nov. 2-9. “That’s something we take pride in,” Miller said. “It’s just implied now. I don’t even think we have to mention it. We wanted to come back and just play hard.”‘
“I thought we got our legs back underneath us,” Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said. “We really skated. Our defense joined in on several of our goals and I thought that made the difference in the game.”‘
‘Tampa Bay took a quick lead just 2:17 into the contest before the Sabres took over.’
‘Buffalo pulled away in the second as they took the lead on goals from Chris Drury and Henrik Tallinder.’
‘Ryan Miller received his 12th start of the season in the net for Buffalo, making 30 saves in his 8th victory.’