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Archives for January 21, 2007
'"It's a very tough loss," Sabres co-captain Chris Drury said. "We battled hard to get back to 3-3, and a late goal . . that's tough to take into the break."'
'The team that is selling out HSBC Arena for all 41 home games this season will raise season-ticket prices an average of 8 percent next year, a lower figure than some observers had speculated. But for the first two rounds of this year's playoffs, season-ticket holders will pay an average of about one-third more than their season-ticket rate.'
'"I knew my dad didn’t want me to be a goalie, mostly because he didn’t understand the position. The stereotype for goalies in the era he played in was that goalies were weird, goalies couldn’t skate, goalies just weren’t very smart or athletic."'
' “I take a lot of pride in the fact I've been able to survive, go on,” said Ruff, who is an exception to the NHL coaching carousel that sees so many changes each year behind the bench. “If you look at our team now, how it's changed to the level we play at now to maybe the level we were at four, five years ago, really as a coach just trying to utilize the strengths, what you have for players, utilize their strengths."'
Ryder’s late goal rescues Habs (Montreal Gazette)
Habs in the right place at the right time (Montreal Gazette)
Kovalev: love him or hate him (Montreal Gazette)
Habs survive Sabres’ scare (CBC Sports)
As Guillaume goes… (Canadiens.com)
The following are rough English translations from French Language sites:
Bonk left the room of childbirth in order to face the Sabres (Canadian Press)
More pleasant holidays… (Le Journal de Montreal)
One week of dream awaits Daniel Brière… (Le Journal de Montreal)
“One tried to contain the storm” – Daniel Brière (Le Journal de Montreal)
Huet: “There will be the lighter heart…” (Le Journal de Montreal)
‘”It’s frustrating because we didn’t quit,” Briere said. “We put a lot of effort into it and you come out emptyhanded, no points like that, but at least we showed a lot of character.”‘
‘”We can’t look at it as if we’re going into the all-star break coming off a loss,” said Briere, one of three Sabres who will start in Wednesday’s All-Star Game in Dallas. “We have to look at it like we’ve really positioned ourselves well and we’re going into the break sitting comfortably in first place in the Eastern Conference.”‘
‘”We were down 3-0 and made a good effort to come back,” said Biron. We played really well into the second period. We were crashing the net. We could have had some more when it was 3-3, but the puck stayed out and that sucks.”‘
‘The Sabres scored their third unanswered goal to tie the game on Daniel Briere’s second of the night on a great feed by Brian Campbell. But the three goals weren’t enough as Michael Ryder scored the game winner with less than three minutes left to give Montreal the 4-3 victory.’