‘A season version of our Postgame Power Play Burning Question is taking shape: Have the Sabres bought into the idea this is going to be a down season? I puked a little in my mouth (love that expression) when I heard Ruff say his team might need another 15-20 games to find itself. That’s a full quarter-season, and by then the Sabres could be well out of a playoff spot.’
Archives for October 21, 2007
'“I think the league should look into the trampolines they installed here,” Miller said. “It’s unbelievable. They’re both pretty standard shots. One’s a wrist shot that comes out like a shot. “I thought every goal on their part was lucky. . . . I’m not saying they didn’t work hard, but I’m saying those were two really big bounces for them.”'
'“There’s some valuable faceoff situations that somebody has to grab ahold of,” Ruff said. “Different nights it’ll be different people. Last year it was Chris Drury for the most part. This year, it’s going to have to be probably Paul or Derek, or Tim as a right-hander against a lefthander is a good matchup.”'
Hamrlik, Higgins lead charge (Montreal Gazette)
Hamrlik’s bank shots pay off (Montreal Gazette)
Sabres change tune on signing players during season (Montreal Gazette)
Rookie night in Montreal (Canadiens.com)
Photo gallery (Canadiens.com)
Photo gallery (Sabres.com)
The following are rough English Translations from French language sites:
This time, the Canadian goes to the end (Le Journal de Montreal)
“Everybody learns from their mistakes” (Le Journal de Montreal)
Thibault is not too home (Le Journal de Montreal)
The pedal to the floor (Le Journal de Montreal)
Carbonneau: “When you work hard …” (Le Journal de Montreal)
Sabers: life without Briere and Drury (La Presse)
Evening at the center of the first Bell (La Presse)
The black band (La Presse)
'"I thought we played a really good game. Our penalty kill did a good job. We were forcing them to shoot wide and they did shoot wide and they happened to get a lucky bounce."'
'"The last 20 minutes we played real well, but they got a couple of bounces and a couple of goals," said Sabres coach Lindy Ruff. "In a tight game like that, sometimes a bounce wins it for you."'
'Buffalo got into penalty trouble midway through the third period and Montreal took the lead during the two man advantage as Chris Higgins would get credit for a goal that bounced off Toni Lydman and Ryan Miller before going in the net. Higgins would score on an empty netter to finish off the 4-2 win.'
‘After falling behind early in the game, the Buffalo Sabres scored twice within a span of nine seconds during the second period to take the lead, but it wouldn’t be enough. The Canadiens scored three more times on the night en route to a 4-2 victory at the Bell Centre in Montreal.’
‘It had its moments. But like Friday night’s disaster, for the majority of the game Buffalo was out-everything’d.’