‘”I don’t know how many months it’s been, but it’s always there,” said Buffalo center Chris Drury, who had one of the goals. “But I certainly liked the way we played them this year.”‘
Archives for December 28, 2006
‘”That was the best game we played against them,” Carolina captain Rod Brind’ Amour said. “We really should have had a few in the first period, I think it would have been a different game. If we got out front it would have been a much different story. We didn’t and then they got three rebound goals, kind of goals you can?t let happen.”‘
'The Buffalo Sabres placed Paul Gaustad on a line with Drury and Kotalik five games ago, and they have scored in three of them – usually before the fans have settled into their seats.'
'"They're looking for a mountain in a molehill," said coach Lindy Ruff. "I could show you two or three two-handed slashes that are worse than a little push with the stick. It's a non-issue with me."'
'There's little doubt that 2006 will be remembered in Buffalo Sabres annals as the year of the team. The Sabres were almost without peer when it came to winning, and they did it without dynamic individual efforts.'
'RW Justin Williams has seven goals in the past seven games.'
'No penalty was called, but a deliberate spear calls for a five-minute major penalty, an automatic game misconduct and a league review. Buffalo plays host to Carolina tonight and any league discipline would have to be handed down before the game.'
Canes to test the NHL’s best (Raleigh News and Observer)
Eye on the Hurricanes (Raleigh News and Observer)
Hurricanes seek sixth consecutive win vs. Sabres (Sportsticker)
Carolina Hurricanes (20-14-4) at Buffalo Sabres (26-7-3) (The Sports Network)
Game notes (CarolinaHurricanes.com)
Game # 37: Carolina @ Buffalo (SabresFans.com)
Florida returns Sprukts to Rochester, recalls Booth (Amerks.com)