‘”It feels good,” Numminen said after practice in the Amherst Pepsi Center. “I went to see the doctors yesterday, and they looked at it. Everything looks normal, everything looks like it should. So I feel good about it and will be playing.”‘
Archives for April 2006
‘The No. 1 line of Forsberg, Gagne and Knuble have combined for eight of the team’s 13 goals and 16 points overall.’
‘Of more concern should be the inability of goaltender Ryan Miller to make the big save at the key time.’
'"The last five years I've been dealing with my heart," he said. "I had surgery to fix it (in the summer of 2004) and it worked for two years. Eventually I'll have to have it fixed again."'
'Sabres coach Lindy Ruff wouldn't say whether Miller, his starter for the first four games, will be back in goal today. "I'm not announcing our goalie," he said. When asked if that meant he was contemplating a switch to Martin Biron, Ruff politely said, "That means I'm not telling you."'
'The more opportunities the Sabres missed, the more turnovers they committed. The more they gave up the puck, the more they looked like a team that barely had 100 games of combined playoff experience before the series.'
‘”It seems like they get the first scoring chance,” Sami Kapanen said, “and a lot of times that’s where they find a way to score.”‘
‘The Flyers’ twin losses in Buffalo dropped their record at HSBC Arena to 1-8-1 since 2001, the only win coming on April 7 in the Flyers’ final visit of the regular season.’
Sabres scoring too early too often (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Flyers benefit from experience (Bucks County Courier Times)
Improved penalty kill gives Flyers a boost (Delaware County Times)
Flyers have found identity just in time (Delaware County Times)
Peter’s built for the playoffs (Allentown Morning Call)
Flyers get fresh start in Buffalo (Cherry Hill Courier Post)
Stevenson still healthy scratch (Cherry Hill Courier Post)
HSBC Arena stands for ‘Horrible Setbacks Become Consistent’ for Flyers (Cherry Hill Courier Post)
Flyers need to find a way to win game in Buffalo (Trenton Times)
Forsberg tries to lead Flyers to third straight victory (Sportsticker)
(5) Philadelphia Flyers (2-2) at (4) Buffalo Sabres (2-2) (The Sports Network)
'Often considered one of the world's premier hockey players, Forsberg is among the best playoff performers in NHL history, averaging 1.2 points a game in the postseason. Once again, he elevated his game when it mattered most. After an embarrassing 8-2 loss Monday put the Flyers in a 0-2 hole, Forsberg turned the series around with an All-Star effort in consecutive games.'