'“I have always said that it is a shame that Buffalo has never hosted another All-Star Game,” said Perreault, who today works part-time for the Sabres as a corporate and community relations liaison. “It is truly sad because Buffalo is such a great hockey city. Look at the job they did for the NHL Winter Classic that was held on New Year’s Day. They drew over 71,000 fans to Ralph Wilson Stadium and another 11,000 to HSBC Arena where they watched the game on the big screen."'
Archives for January 17, 2008
'"We put him in a full-go situation," said head coach Lindy Ruff regarding Roy's participation in practice. "He's close to being able to return. We're hopeful that tomorrow comes along and he'll be able to play."'
‘Nevertheless, it’s obvious that the Sabres weren’t about to draft a huge deal for Campbell. But that won’t stop me from pondering some deals that I would offer Campbell if I were GM.’
'The NHL went to the current standings format when introducing the shootout for the 2005-06 season. Any defeat in overtime or in the shootout goes in the third category called "overtime." So it's win, loss or overtime. What no longer exists in the NHL is an undefeated streak. Only winning streaks, losing streaks, or winless streaks.'
‘The game’s key segment unfolded in the next four minutes after the Prucha goal. Marek Malik was sent off for holding at 10:48 and Drury got another holding call eight seconds later. The Sabres had a five-on-three advantage for 1:52 but it was a disaster.’
‘“But it was careless, it was reckless and you can’t have that in the game. If he isn’t seriously hurt, I’m happy. But we’ve got enough guys out of the lineup, we don’t need another guy hurt.”’
‘”There are lots of things to consider between now and the end of the season,” Regier told reporters. “Where he is, where the team is, the trade deadline. You look at all of those and not close off any options. I don’t have any preconceived notions here. I think that first and foremost we’d like to have him signed. But on the other side of it, you’ve got to look at all of the circumstances involved.”‘
Two Desperate Teams, Only One Winner (New York Times)
Rangers’ kids pierce Sabres (New York Daily News)
Ugly ending in Ranger victory (New York Post)
Grinders help Rangers to victory over Sabres (New York Newsday)
Rangers battle for 2-1 win over Buffalo (White Plains Journal News)
Rangers halt skid, still need repairs (Staten Island Advance)
Third line leads Blueshirts past Sabres (NewYorkRangers.com)
Post-game notes (NewYorkRangers.com)
‘Buffalo snapped its run of three straight shootout losses, but still couldn’t find a way to win. The Sabres haven’t come out on top since a 6-5 shootout victory at Philadelphia on Dec. 22 (0-5-5).’
‘”We didn’t make a lot of good plays,” said Sabres coach Lindy Ruff. “We didn’t make good decisions.”‘