“His skating is tremendous,” said Ruff. “You could skate him against anybody right now and he would cleanup.”
Archives for December 13, 2006
'Lindy Ruff gave co-captain Chris Drury a day off today so he could rest and recover from the flu. Drury will likely be back in the lineup tomorrow night against the Florida Panthers after missing his first game of the season yesterday. In anticipation of Drury's return the team has sent Drew Stafford back to Rochester.'
'"It's a long time. To win against teams like that is good confidence for the team," said Sabres right wing Maxim Afinogenov, one of just three players who had won in the building with Buffalo. "I think we played right against them. We used our best to win the game."'
'"Tim has actually had a better week, which is encouraging," Ruff said in Continental Airlines Arena. "He's doing some light exercise and feels better. That is a big step in the right direction because last week . . . we wouldn't have anticipated him being anywhere close to starting."'
Hustle Not Enough for Devils vs. Buffalo (New York Times)
Devils fall on Sabres (New York Daily News)
Slow-start Devils put to the Sabre (New York Post)
Brodeur loses duel (Newark Star Ledger)
Dowd deflection nearly tips balance (Newark Star Ledger)
Sabres snap Devils’ streak (Bergen Record)
Devils notebook (Bergen Record)
‘The Sabres would come out strong in the third as Daniel Briere would set up both Maxim Afinogenov and Jason Pominville to extend their lead to 3-0 just over five minutes into the period. The score would stay the same all the way until the last minute of regulation…’.
‘”It was the one thing we were disappointed in,” said Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff concerning the missed shutout opportunity. “[Miller’s] effort was really good and you would always like to reward your goaltender with a shutout. The way we played, I thought we deserved it.”‘
‘New Jersey suffered just its second regulation loss of the season at home.’
‘After five years of living hell in losing their last eight visits to New Jersey, the Sabres took a page out of their methodical opponent’s book and pitchforked the red-hot Devils with some patient and disciplined play of their own.’