'That helped Buffalo win its fourth straight and sent New York to its seventh loss in eight games (1-6-1) despite a 43-17 shots advantage. Derek Roy also scored for the Sabres, who split the four-game series after losing twice to the Islanders in the first two games of the season.'
Archives for December 19, 2007
'Afinogenov one-timed a cross-ice feed from Brian Campbell at the right circle under left arm of DiPietro to put the Sabres ahead 2-1 with 2:17 remaining in regulation. The goal was scored just as Islanders defenseman Freddy Meyer vacated the penalty box.'
‘Derek Roy left the bench with about two minutes left in the first period and did not return with what is being called an upper body injury. Tim Connolly also didn’t finish the game as he stayed in the locker room after the second intermission because of illness.’
'"I'm not going to lie, it's going to be I think pretty emotional games coming up, back-to-back against Buffalo," said Briere. "But for us, the most important part right now is that we're in a little bit of a slump. We're trying to find our way. So those games are more about us trying to get back on track than about Danny Briere and Martin Biron's return to Buffalo at least from our point of view."'
Roy, Sabres look for fourth straight win (Sportsticker)
Buffalo Sabres (16-14-1) at New York Islanders (15-14-2) (The Sports Network)
Islanders Look to Win Season Series Vs. Buffalo (NewYorkIslanders.com)
The NYI stat pack – NYI against Buffalo (NewYorkIslanders.com)
Opposite directions (LetsGoSabres.com)
'“We’ve been approached by so many people who are interested in having something from the Aud,” she said. “We think it is important to let as many people as possible have a share and keep the memories alive.”'
'“It’s been a while since I’ve played,” Kalinin said after practice. “There’s nothing you can do about it. [Injuries] happen. They can happen to anyone and you just have to battle through them. When you’re watching, you want to play and that’s the hardest part of it.”'
'“[Coach Lindy Ruff] came up to us and talked about how the numbers were just average and we wanted to be better,” said Derek Roy, who has won 66.2 percent the last five games. “We’ve been above average the last few games, doing a great job in that department.”'
'This will be a 1 p.m. game, instead of the evening game it was in Edmonton, which could make the glare of the sun a problem. "It might be an issue," said Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller, who starred at Michigan State and participated in the Cold War. "It's something we'll probably have to take into consideration — maybe eye black or maybe even sun glasses if it's that bad."'
‘Two former Sabres in question of course are center Danny Briere and goaltender Marty Biron. The two have become the heart and soul of their new team. Briere centers the Flyers’ top line and leads the squad with 15 goals and has added 20 assists. Like in Buffalo, Briere has struggled with his defense and is minus-8 for the season.’