'The Sabres came out of the gate slow but Miller was on top of his game putting aside a few of quality scoring changes. He would go on to make 29 saves for his first shutout of the season and third of his career.'
Archives for October 26, 2006
'The Sabres have quickly become the flashiest offensive team in the NHL, posting 49 goals in their first 10 games. But they used a methodical attack against the Islanders, scoring once in each period to back Miller's strong goaltending. The 26-year-old American improved to 8-0 and posted his third career shutout.'
‘Buffalo attained its first 10-game winning streak since January 4-23, 1984. The Sabres also have a team-record 15 straight regular-season victories, last losing April 7 versus Philadelphia.’
'Maxim Afinogenov pumped in a goal and assist, Ryan Miller stopped 29 shots, and the perfect Sabres beat the New York Islanders 3-0 Thursday night to win their 10th straight game and match the best start the NHL has ever seen.'
‘Of course, not all of Drury’s teammates care about the mark. Or, for that matter, know about it. “Half the guys in our room are not aware of the record, which is probably a good thing,” Drury said.’
'As much as the Islanders coach has tried to downplay it, the game unmistakably means more than that to Nolan, who is working behind an NHL bench for the first time since leaving Buffalo after winning the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year in 1996-97.'
'"I remember him as a coach who was always able to motivate a team," Satan said. "He's a guy who believes in work ethic and discipline. Those are the attributes he's trying to bring and work into this team. When everybody understands his message and starts putting it on the ice, we'll be OK."'
'Fewer than 45,000 individual game tickets are available for the remaining 37 home games – an average of about 1,200 per game. And only single tickets are left for the next few home games, including the next two Saturday nights. "We're basically sold out, or down to single seats, all the way through November," said Daniel J. DiPofi, the team's chief operating officer. "In December, there are still some pairs left."'
'"We talked about a good start," Ruff said. "Nobody would have been sitting there saying, "We want to win our first 10 games or our first nine.' We've built some confidence. We've found tough ways to win tough games. It hasn't been easy. At times, it was ugly. At times, it looked really good."'
'Going back to last season, the Sabres have won 14 straight regular-season games by a combined score of 69-28.'