October 22, 2013 |
THE FLYERS have a full-blown identity crisis. For the first time in a long time, the Flyers are stuck in neutral: Not only are they not exactly sure what kind of team they are as currently assembled, but they don't seem to be quite sure of where they are going. That is unusual. Think about it. If nothing else, the Flyers always could rely on being one of the toughest teams to play against in the NHL. But the days of the Broad Street Bullies are over. The Flyers are eighth in the NHL in fighting majors with six. They are also eighth in the league in hits with 223. They aren't going to intimidate anyone.
April 28, 1998 |
Rod Brind'Amour was angry. "This was not Flyers hockey," the club's alternate captain said. "It's not acceptable. " It's acceptable to lose. It's unacceptable to lose without showing up to play. Especially in the playoffs. The Flyers were thoroughly outclassed, outplayed (20 turnovers) and outhustled by the smaller, speedier Buffalo Sabres last night at Marine Midland Arena. The Sabres' 6-1 victory gave them a two-games-to-one lead in this best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
July 26, 2002 |
Five groups are interested in buying the NHL's Sabres and keeping them in Buffalo, commissioner Gary Bettman said yesterday, a day after the team's outgoing owner was arrested on fraud charges. Bettman, who did not identify the potential ownership groups, said it was "purely a coincidence" that he was in Buffalo 24 hours after John Rigas and two sons were arrested in connection with the financial meltdown of Adelphia Communications. Bettman said he and Sabres general manager Darcy Regier planned yesterday's meeting "well before" Rigas' arrest.
May 12, 1995 |
Delighted to be back in the lineup for tonight's Flyers-Sabres playoff game, Eric Lindros promised to play with his usual bruising style, but cautioned against expecting too much. "I don't work miracles," he said yesterday after racing through a 45- minute workout. Lindros, 22, the Flyers' captain and leading scorer, sat out the first three games of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals with a bruised left eye. "It's been exciting," Lindros said of watching his teammates take a lead of two games to one in the best-of-seven series.
June 3, 1998 |
Dominik Hasek looked a mess, rolling around in the crease like a kid going downhill in a barrel, lunging toward shooters like a crab in peril, tossing away his stick as though it was more a nuisance than an aid. That's how you could tell the rubbery Buffalo Sabres goalie was at his double-jointed best. Last night at the noisy MCI Center, Hasek did what his opponents have feared since the Stanley Cup playoffs began six weeks ago: He stole a game, and single-handedly kept the Sabres alive in the Eastern Conference finals as Buffalo pulled out a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals.
March 7, 1989 |
The Buffalo Sabres yesterday traded defenseman Cale Johansson to the Washington Capitals for goalie Clint Malarchuk and defenseman Grant Ledyard. The teams also will exchange undisclosed draft choices. Malarchuk spent five seasons with the Quebec Nordiques before being traded to Washington in 1987. Last season, he played in 54 games and compiled a 3.16 goals-against average. Ledyard had four goals and three assists in 21 games. Johansson, a native of Sweden, played in 71 games with the Sabres last season, collecting 42 points.
July 21, 2013
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November 4, 2008 |
Jason Pominville ended a 20-shot first-period barrage against Kevin Weekes with a power-play goal and the visiting Buffalo Sabres beat New Jersey, 2-0, last night. Ryan Miller had 24 saves in registering his second straight shutout, Jaroslav Spacek added two assists, and Patrick Kaleta scored his first goal of the season. Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (bruised elbow) missed the game. In other games: At Uniondale, N.Y., Chris Campoli had his first two goals in nearly a year, the second 3:13 into overtime, and the Islanders beat Columbus, 4-3. At Chicago, Patrick Sharp and Andrew Ladd had two goals each as the Blackhawks beat the Colorado Avalanche.
March 10, 1998 |
The Buffalo Sabres offered Dominik Hasek a long-term contract that would make the Olympic gold medalist the NHL's highest-paid goaltender. Hasek is being offered between $7.5 million and $8.5 million a season, starting with the 1998-99 season, people familiar with the negotiations told Bloomberg News. The contract would replace the $4 million he was scheduled to make after the Sabres exercised an option on his current contract. "We are encouraged by the team's offer," said agent Rich Winter.
January 10, 1998 |
Craig Darby scored an early goal, but Craig Charron's two third-period goals were too much as the Phantoms fell to Rochester last night, 3-1, in American Hockey League action. The loss is the second straight for the Phantoms, their only back-to-back losses of the season. In the nets, the Phantoms' Neil Little stopped 29 of 32 shots. Darby's goal was his 17th of the season and Peter White notched the assist. For Rochester, the top affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, the offense was led Charron's 12th and 13th goals of the season, and Matt Davidson's third.