'The five-point night matched the franchise playoff record and is the most Roy has had in any game of his two-year NHL career.'
Archives for May 6, 2006
'There were 13 goals scored in Friday night's series-opening win by the Buffalo Sabres, and the Senators created about 10 of them.'
'As you might expect, lots of e-mails came in after last night's crazy 7-6 OT thriller in Ottawa. Here are some of them, spelling errors and all.'
‘”It was a wild game out there, lots of ups and downs. Lucky for us, we got the last goal,” said Sabres winger Mike Grier, who fed Chris Drury for the winner just 18 seconds into the extra session.’
‘Nonetheless, the Sabres tied their New Balances tight and broke into a sprint at the sound of the starter’s gun Friday night. They seemed intent on creating enough decent chances to puncture Ottawa’s greatest potential weakness, rookie goaltender Ray Emery. They appeared undeterred by the pressure their approach would thrust upon their own rookie netminder, Ryan Miller.’
‘”We play right to the buzzer,” Roy said. “We were down a couple times, and the leaders on our team brought us back. Lindy said we still had a chance, and we go out on that last shift and score a goal. It just proves all the character on this team.”‘
‘The only problem was that Giambra is quoted in the news release as saying “the Sabers (sic) will defeat the Generals.”‘
‘The idea came to him when he learned the Stanley Cup was to visit Buffalo last month on a tour of this year’s NHL playoff cities. “It is a wonderful way to show a connection between the visual arts and sports, as well as to honor the Sabres’ participation in the playoffs,” Grachos said.’
'"We tried to keep it simple and just get pucks to the net," said Roy. "This was not a typical playoff hockey game. We have to work harder defensively to eliminate their important players. In the playoffs, you try to stay on an even keel, not get too high or too low, and we have to learn some lessons from this."'
A Drury start for Sens (Ottawa Sun)
Hardly a saving grace (Ottawa Sun)
Great night to be fan, but not a goaltender (Ottawa Sun)
Game Story (Ottawa Sun)
Senators in 5: Dalton (Ottawa Sun)
Sweep in the works (Ottawa Sun)
Sabres outgun Senators (Ottawa Citizen)
A wild sprint to the unfortunate finish (Ottawa Citizen)
Offence takes the spotlight (Ottawa Citizen)
Sabres display character, tenacity despite sloppy defensive effort (Ottawa Citizen)
Senators shrine makes horns blow, tires squeal (Ottawa Citizen)
Mayoral case of beer at stake (Ottawa Citizen)
Olympics may play havoc with cup contenders (Ottawa Citizen)
Critics should stick to Senators’ on-ice activities (Ottawa Citizen)
Ottawa in a giving mood (Toronto Globe and Mail)
Opener fun for fans, hard on coaches (Toronto Globe and Mail)
Sabres win wild series opener (Toronto Star)
Neither Sens nor Sabres have goalie to win it all (Toronto Star)
Sabres win wild one in Ottawa (CBC Sports)
Tough night for Sens’ Murray (TSN.ca)
Can you hear it? (Sportsnet.ca)