'Toni Lydman, Drew Stafford and Nathan Paetsch scored to lead the injury-riddled Sabres to a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.'
Archives for March 3, 2007
Leafs give retro recall to Aubin for Sabres start (Toronto Star)
Sabres look to keep rolling against Maple Leafs (Sportsticker)
Buffalo Sabres (43-16-5) at Toronto Maple Leafs (31-25-9) (The Sports Network)
Game notes (MapleLeafs.com)
Game # 65: Buffalo @ Toronto (SabresFans.com)
QEW Series continues tonight in Toronto (LetsGoSabres.com)
‘“I knew it was time to retire when I saw Gilbert Perreault,” recalled former NHL great Donnie Marshall, who played for the original Sabres during the 1970-71 season. “He wasn’t the second coming of the great Jean Beliveau, whom I played with for several seasons in Montreal. He was the first coming of Gilbert Perreault. The young man was one hell of a hockey player. Punch never had to tell Gilbert how to play hockey. You don’t tell players like Perreault how to play the game.”’
'Yet what seemed like a runaway turned into a heated sprint to the finish line. The Canadiens made a habit of lashing back every time their hosts scored. In a 2:20 stretch in the second period, four goals were scored, three by the Canadiens.'
'"I've been gripping the stick a little too hard, and it was nice to get at least one out of the way," Ryan said. "[Paetsch] gave me his stick yesterday afternoon and said, "Why don't you try this?' The trainers have been getting a little [peeved] at me because I've been changing sticks every day. It worked out well tonight."'
'The Sabres are playing their second of three games in Toronto over 25 days.'
‘If Friday’s first impression is any indication, Zubrus fits fine.’
Goal storm buries Habs in Buffalo (Montreal Gazette)
Perezhogin’s injury a real headache (Montreal Gazette)
Canadiens Lose Wild One (HabsWorld.net)
The following are rough translations from French Language Sites:
The Canadian loses a match of insane (Le Journal de Montreal)
This time, the music stopped on Aebischer (Le Journal de Montreal)
”There is nothing positive”, according to Guy Carbonneau (Le Journal de Montreal)
Art to make confidence with the young players (Le Journal de Montreal)
Canadian: misery of misery… (La Presse)
Six teams and less than 30 disputed matches! (La Presse)
The departure of Biron left a vacuum (La Presse)
‘”In the beginning, it started out as something to show support for the coach, but we’re still having the rally to show support for the team,” said Ruffino. “We want to show everyone that Buffalo Sabres fans are a big part of this team. We’ve never had a major championship. The Bills lost the Super Bowl four times. We had an NBA team that left town and the Sabres have been to the Stanley Cup final twice and never won. We’re starving for some kind of championship.”‘
‘”I didn’t realize how fast this game can be,” Zubrus said. “I talked to the coach before and he said we play at a high pace. They jump and they go to score goals. I think now I’ll know a little bit more what to expect.”‘