‘“It’s more frustrating when you play bad and you lose. I think half the game we played real poorly, and the second half we played good.”’
Archives for January 20, 2008
‘“We just felt we were looking for guys with a little more energy,” was coach Lindy Ruff’s cryptic explanation of the switch.’
‘Sources said the Buffalo Sabres asked the NHL to look into whether Briere started negotiations with the Philadelphia Flyers before July 1, when he became an unrestricted free agent. He signed an eight-year deal worth $52 million that afternoon.’
'The Sabres are starting to lose the tail lights of the playoff teams in front of them and they sense it. With the Bruins winning on Saturday, Buffalo is five points out, but more importantly, a growing number of teams are wedging themselves between the Sabres and the conference’s eighth spot.'
'Vanek, who’s starting to draw the ire of Sabres fans for his lackluster play after signing the team’s biggest contract in history, saw the ice for just three shifts in the third period with the Sabres in a need of a goal, and none in the final 8:37 of play.'
Momentum moving (Toronto Sun)
Attractive target (Toronto Sun)
Leafs may finally have their second line (Toronto Sun)
McCabe back skating (Toronto Sun)
Leafs’ revival continues (Toronto Star)
Leafs’ continued fortune a theory in revolution? (Toronto Star)
McCabe feeling chipper (Toronto Star)
Leafs make it three in a row (Toronto Globe and Mail)
Resurgent Leafs too sharp for Sabres (CBC Sports)
Photo gallery (MapleLeafs.com)
Photo gallery (Sabres.com)
'"Back-to-back games aren't easy, but the position that we're in, we need to win these back-to-backs," Sabres defenseman Brian Campbell said.'
‘Daniel Paille and Jochen Hecht scored for the Sabres (20-20-6), who were down 3-0 before scoring twice to make it interesting. After ending a 10-game winless streak Friday night with a 10-1 rout of Atlanta, the Sabres had less jump on this night and fell to 1-6-5 in their last 12 games. “Back-to-back games aren’t easy, but the position that we’re in, we need to win these back-to-backs,” said Sabres defenceman Brian Campbell.’
'"We're just frustrated of losing," said Sabres coach Lindy Ruff after a 4-2 defeat in Toronto against the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.'
'"We just couldn't get ourselves right from the start," said Sabres forward Derek Roy. "We were on the penalty kill early in the first two periods, and we just didn't get enough shots on (Toskala), and we had to get shots on him to win."'