'Miller, who won for the fifth time in six starts since returning from a broken thumb, made several point-blank saves in the second period and stopped Vaclav Prospal's breakaway attempt with 8 minutes to go in regulation to help preserve the win. He has allowed only nine goals in those six games.'
Archives for January 5, 2006
'Hecht figured to be one of Buffalo's go-to guys, coming off the most productive season of his career in 2003-04 and an impressive lockout campaign in his native Germany. Yet even with scoring up among his teammates and around the league, Hecht's numbers just haven't been there.'
'C Tim Connolly has one goal in his last 14 games but has 14 assists.'
'Who is the leader on this Sabres team?
Chris Drury, but there are several leaders on the team who don't wear the "C." Jay McKee, Mike Grier, Teppo Numminen, Jochen Hecht, Tim Connolly and Adam Mair are highly respected. But I don't think there's anybody on the team who hates to lose more than Daniel Briere, and that attribute can rub off on other guys. I love guys who hate to lose and aren't afraid to show it. I think it says a lot about an athlete.'
Tonight: Lightning at Sabres (St. Petersburg Times)
Lightning look to open road trip with third straight victory (Sportsticker)
Tampa Bay Lightning (21-17-3) at Buffalo Sabres (26-12-2) (The Sports Network)
Lightning vs. Sabres (TampaBayLightning.com)
Amerks complete four-game road trip this week (Amerks.com)