‘”Both of these games have felt like late-season games,” said Sabres coach Lindy Ruff after the game. “It’s just rolled over.”‘
Archives for October 7, 2006
'Alfredsson was asked yesterday if he had spent any time in the summer thinking about that Pominville goal. "Not really. I don't know if I would have changed a whole lot, to be honest," he said. "Most importantly, he scored on the play. But I didn't want to take a penalty, I didn't want to hook him. I thought I had him on a bad angle. Those things happen. He made a great play and that's life."'
Sabres don’t haunt Alfie (Ottawa Sun)
Senators, Sabres meet for first time since playoff upset (Sportsticker)
Buffalo Sabres (2-0-0) at Ottawa Senators (1-1-0) (The Sports Network)
Sabres vs. Senators (OttawaSenators.com)
Game # 3: Buffalo @ Ottawa (SabresFans.com)
'"For being October and the second game of the season, that was pretty wild," Briere said on his 29th birthday. "You get that adrenaline rush that stays with you because the fans stay into it. You don't want to disappoint them. The crowd was rocking. The last five minutes, the crowd carried us."'
'There's plenty to feel giddy about, yes, the blue and gold. But let's not drown in the euphoria in October and start prepping Delaware Avenue for the parade in June. It's going to be a long season, and it's going to be difficult meeting expectations that long ago soared through the roof at HSBC Arena. It's tough for any team to duplicate the season it had last year.'
'"I was actually standing behind Chris Drury and Danny Briere, and I said, "What do you think? You want to go first?' " Ruff said. "The consensus was, "Let's go first. Let's take it to them.' And I like that thinking. You put some pressure on them."'
'The Sabres were 1-5-2 against Ottawa during the 2005-06 regular season.'
'Each time they step on the ice, the fans will be there. They won't desert the Sabres, even if they fall short of a Stanley Cup title. "We love this team," Kramarz said. "We love them so much … we'll still be here."'
'Despite spotting the visitors an ungodly number of power play chances in what became a symphony of whistles — although many, to be frank, were well-deserved — Buffalo eked out a heartstopping 5-4 shootout win over Montreal in front of a sold out crowd that wasn’t sure if it was June or October.'
'While it may be a little early to be thinking about the Stanley Cup, Buffalo's pulsating 5-4 shootout victory over the Canadiens had nearly as much drama as games that are played in May or June.'