‘”We wanted him to make a couple of big saves to help pick us up,” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “The best thing you can have when you make a big mistake is the goaltender make a big save, because then we’re talking about the big save; we’re not talking about the pass.”‘
Archives for December 11, 2007
'"Buffalo is pretty much where my life is," said Kane. "It's where my family is, it's where my life started, it's where I started playing hockey, it's where I go back to in the summer and where all my friends are too. It's going to be awesome. I'm not really sure what to expect right now."'
'“It’s when I have to get into certain positions as a goaltender … it was just stiff,” he said. “It’s a really low sprain, kind of below the anklebone. It’s very tolerable. If it were higher up it would be a lot tougher to handle… I got through a whole practice without anything significant the day after. It’s good. I just want to kind of go carefully today and tomorrow, and then evaluate it.”'
'“The open end of the stadium is parallel to the direction of the winds that blow in. When the winds do blow in, it seems as though they drop down into the bowl and create some crazy wind patterns. Believe me, they have been problems for every kicker and quarterback who has ever had to kick or pass into those blowing winds.”'
‘”We were skating good and we were creating chances, and I thought we gave them opportunities,” Lydman said. “Well, I gave them two of them to score the goals.”‘
'“I just remember the crowd and how overwhelming it was to be in front of that many people in that environment,” Miller said. “It was pretty wild and pretty interesting. After that, you understand why football players are always pumped up. You know, 75,000 people is a lot of energy. And they were all focused on hockey.”'
‘”Besides the turnovers that I made, I thought we played pretty good,” said Lydman. “We created a lot of chances and thought we were skating good through the game.”‘
‘A joke’ (LetsGoSabres.com)
Amerks head west for the weekend (Amerks.com)
‘Lindy Ruff was worried about his players’ legs. He should have been worried about their heads: the Buffalo Sabres didn’t have theirs early, and Boston Bruins goaltender Alex Auld was in clear possession of them throughout.’
‘Head coach Lindy Ruff told the media on Monday that although injured defensemen Henrik Tallinder and Dmitri Kalinin are getting closer to a return to the lineup, neither will be available “for the next couple of games.”‘