'Buffalo lost 4-2 despite firing 36 shots on Atlanta's Kari Lehtonen.'
Archives for March 2, 2006
‘”I always look forward to coming back to Buffalo. I had some great years with the Sabres and I’m deeply honored at the fact that the organization is going to retire my number.”‘
'"I was always amazed at the way they could play the game," LaFontaine recalled. "They could pull you out of your seat when they would grab the puck and go."'
'"We park here all the time and we've never gotten a ticket," Henry Jurek said. "If they're going to give tickets, why don't they do it all along?"'
‘”We made enough mistakes to lose it, and we didn’t finish enough plays to win it.”‘
‘”I think on the power play in the first period we missed a lot of chances,” Derek Roy said. “And I really don’t think we generated a lot of opportunities and a lot of momentum until the second and third periods. In the first period I think we were a little bit too fancy. I thought we were trying to make a lot of plays. I think in the second and third we were more throwing the puck to the net and trying to get guys there and Lehtonen made some great saves.”‘
‘”Mostly I just feel jet lag from traveling,” Lydman said. “It was a tough schedule, but it’s not that far from what we’re used to [in the NHL]. It’s mostly the travel and the time change, but considering the circumstances it wasn’t that bad. Can’t make that an excuse for playing the way we did tonight.”‘
'So here are our proposals to vault HSBC Arena to the best in the land, and some commentary from Sabres Managing Partner Larry Quinn…'.
Break doesn’t break Thrashers’ stride (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
‘Lehtonen helped preserve the victory with 23 stops in the first two periods, and made a spectacular kick save on Derek Roy’s attempt in the low slot with about 3 minutes left in the game. Lehtonen beat Buffalo for the first time in three career games.’