'"I think he realizes some situations are going to be a lot tougher," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said earlier this week. "And there's going to be a lot more focus on him than there was (in the past). I mean the focus was on other guys last year. Now it falls on his shoulders some nights."'
Archives for November 22, 2007
‘“The puck is finally starting to go in the nets for us,” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “The game is a lot more interesting when you can get the lead. I thought that first period was maybe as good a first period as we’ve played.”’
‘“My intentions are getting healthy and getting in shape,” he said. “That’s where you find out. You’ve got so many different feelings and emotions. Every day is different mentally still and it’s been that way. I’m not 100 percent yet. I want to be as healthy as I was before this whole thing happened.”’
‘“I’ve practiced a lot this year,” cracked Emery, who has been unseated as Ottawa’s No. 1 goalie by Martin Gerber. “Even though we lost, that’s disappointing but I love playing and this reminded me how much I love playing. It was good to be able to battle.”’
'"That was a good step forward," said goalie Ryan Miller, who made 27 saves, many of them outstanding, and even contributed an assist on a goal by Ales Kotalik. "It's a big win for us. They've established themselves as the best team in the East and we want to prove that we're no slouches ourselves.'''
Painful loss for Sens (Ottawa Sun)
Sorry ladies, Wade’s getting hitched (Ottawa Sun)
Game Story (Ottawa Sun)
Sens lost it in first period (Ottawa Citizen)
Getzlaf or Spezza, and at what cost? (Ottawa Citizen)
Once again, Senators miss being No. 1 in NHL (Ottawa Citizen)
Photo gallery (Ottawa Citizen)
Photo gallery (Buffalo News)
Photo gallery (Sabres.com)
The following are rough English translations from French language web sites:
A trip to forget for the Senators (Le Droit)
‘Ryan Miller, making his seventh consecutive start, finished with 27 saves — 15 in the second period — for Buffalo. He was helped in the third when Senators center Chris Kelly hit the post following a deke with 13:30 left while Ottawa was short-handed.’
‘”I think coming out and winning these two games, we’re playing hard as a team,” said Roy. “Everything is working well right now, the lines are working in unison, everyone is going out there and playing as a team.”‘
‘The Sabres took the early lead as Michael Ryan scored just a minute and a half into the game. Then Ales Kotalik went the full length of the ice and ripped a slap shot past Ray Emery to make it a 2-0 game halfway through the first. Tim Connolly had a chance to add another goal but missed a wide open net. But with less than a minute remaining in the first, Thomas Vanek found Derek Roy to make it a 3-0 Buffalo lead.’
'Jason Pominville may be the Sabres most versatile forward and his abilities are allowing the team flexibility when it comes to its power play combinations.'