‘But the ‘Canes did something for the better part of three periods that few others have done through seven games — they hung with the Sabres at their own game. Math translation: Speed equals speed.’
Archives for October 21, 2006
‘”It’s so much different than it was a year ago,” veteran defenseman Teppo Numminen said. “When we started last season, there were small crowds and not much to talk about. Everybody had us finishing last. What a difference a year makes. All the gossip about the team has changed dramatically.”‘
'"Right now we're a good team, but I think we can be a little bit better," Roy said after getting two assists in Buffalo's 5-4 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night, the Sabres' seventh straight win to start the season. "We have some work to do and some errors to clean up."'
'Buffalo took advantage of a power-play opportunity with 6:34 remaining in the contest to break a tie and grab a 4-3 edge.'
'Maxim Afinogenov would score a goal and assist on two others, and Jaroslav Spacek would score his second goal as a Buffalo Sabre.'
'"It was just a battle of wills."'
'Buffalo captured the win, in what is becoming customary fashion for them – rallying from behind for the 5th time in 7 games with a storm of their own that sent the reigning champion Hurricanes out of town empty-handed.'
‘In a weird game complete with a puck going in off a goaltender’s body from behind the goal line, and a shorthanded goal with a team two men down, the result is still what fans have come to expect as a matter of normalcy: a win for the Buffalo Sabres, their seventh in a row.’