'"The Sabres are playing well right now," Niinimaa told reporters at Sunday's practice. "But they are going to lose a game, and it's going to be on Monday."'
Archives for October 22, 2006
'The addition of Spacek playing the point has helped out immensely. They have at least two solid power play squads that they can put out on the ice, and they expect those two squads to take over.'
‘There are so many teams that can challenge them this year, and Lindy’s issue with his club is to keep them focused. They have had a couple of easy games against the Rangers in which they won 7-4, and then there was the big win against Philly. So he just has to keep them back on earth, and they have to stop themselves from reading and believing how good they are and prove it every time they step on the ice.’
‘”It’s fun when the team is winning,” Afinogenov said. “That’s what’s most important for us. Everyone’s just having fun right now.”‘
‘the most significant building block of the Buffalo juggernaut took place during the 2004-05 lockout season. That year, Regier, Ruff, and the rest of the Buffalo staff didn’t shuffle papers in their offices or play a round of golf every day. Instead, the Buffalo bosses made regular beelines for Rochester, where the Americans went 51-19-4-6 for an AHL-best 112 points (a franchise record). Ruff, recalled Houda, was in Rochester four or five times a week, evaluating prospects…’.
Bruins victims of Sabres’ perfect storm (Boston Globe)
Kessel’s first goal lost in defeat (Boston Globe)
He knew they’d be sharp (Boston Globe)
Drury and Co. leave B’s feeling dreary (Boston Herald)
Kessel’s 1st goal lone bright spot (Boston Herald)
Working overtime (Metro West Daily News)
Bruins get sliced, diced (Providence Journal)
Bruins went in short-handed (Providence Journal)
Sabres sizzle past Bruins (Worcester Telegram and Gazette)
Injuries prompt call-up from Providence (Worcester Telegram and Gazette)
Bruins can’t cool Sabres (Brockton Enterprise)
Sabres Down Bruins, 6-2 (BostonBruins.com)
‘”When you’ve got a group that’s playing well it’s fun to watch,” Ruff said. “I think we’re definitely enjoying this. You enjoy it for a period of time when you can reflect after a game, saying ‘Boy we made some nice plays and scored some nice goals.””
‘The Sabres can set the team record with a 9-0 start with a win at Montreal Monday. The 1975-76 team lost its ninth game, at Toronto. The NHL record for longest winning streak from the start of a season is 10 games, by Toronto in 1993-94.’
‘Nine Sabres registered points, including three assists for defenseman Brian Campbell and two assists for Vanek to go with his 5th goal of the year. Afinogenov added an assist with his marker, giving him 12 points in his last four games, and 14 on the season.’
‘”You always have to keep working and improving every game…”‘.