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Old 03-05-2006, 06:30 PM   #201
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High-Flying Sabres Outscore Wild 7-4

Buffalo News
January 27 2006 (St. Paul, MN) -

Buffalo Sabres scoresheets are starting to resemble those from 15 years ago.

Jochen Hecht notched his first career hat trick and Toni Lydman contributed 3 assists and a +5 rating in a 7-4 Sabres win over the Minnesota Wild last night at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Ales Kotalik, Thomas Vanek, Daniel Briere and Mike Grier also scored for the Sabres. Hecht (3g), Briere (1g 2a), Lydman (3a), J.P. Dumont (3a) and Tim Connolly (2a) had multipoint games for Buffalo.


Alexandre Daigle scored two goals for Minnesota, with singles going to Pascal Dupuis and Brian Rolston. Daigle, Rolston (1g 1a) and Filip Kuba (2a) had multipoint games for Minnesota.

Buffalo threw everything but the kitchen sink at Minnesota goaltender Brian Boucher, who turned aside 54 of 61 Sabres shots. Martin Biron manned the cage for the Sabres, making 27 saves.

Sabres coach Lindy Ruff was happy with the team's effort, especially considering the difficult travel schedule.

"For us to come out and play as hard as we did and get as many shots as we did, considering we played in Vancouver last night? Yeah, I'm a happy coach."

Ruff continued, "I would love for us to be tighter in the defensive zone but we've come to the realization that this is an offensively skilled hockey club and we're going to make some mistakes in our own end."

"As long as we keep scoring goals, I don't envision changes."

Maxim Afinogenov took the pre-game skate but was held out of the lineup for the seventh consecutive game due to his finger injury. Ruff also scratched winger Adam Mair and the ineffective Teppo Numminen in favour of Taylor Pyatt and Jeff Jillson.

Buffalo returns home to face the Dallas Stars at HSBC Arena on Saturday night. Game time is 7:00pm.

FINAL
1
2
3
OT/SO
TOTAL
Buffalo
5
0
2

7
Minnesota
2
2
0

4
FIRST PERIOD
SCORING
1. Buffalo - A. Kotalik 13 (C. Drury, B. Campbell), 3:08
2. Minnesota - P. Dupuis 12 (F. Kuba, B. Rolston), 6:52 (SH)
3. Buffalo - T. Vanek 24 (D. Briere, T. Connolly), 7:17 (PP)
4. Minnesota - A. Daigle 12 (M. Gaborik, F. Kuba), 19:06 (PP)
5. Buffalo - J. Hecht 14 (J. Dumont, T. Lydman), 19:18
6. Buffalo - J. Hecht 15 (J. Dumont, T. Lydman), 19:28
7. Buffalo - D. Briere 26 (T. Connolly), 19:40
SECOND PERIOD
SCORING
8. Minnesota - B. Rolston 15 (N. Schultz), 10:39
9. Minnesota - A. Daigle 13 (B. Pouliot, T. White), 13:11
THIRD PERIOD
SCORING
10. Buffalo - M. Grier 7 (T. Lydman, M. Biron), 8:31
11. Buffalo - J. Hecht 16 (D. Briere, J. Dumont), 12:05
GAME INFORMATION
SHOTS ON GOAL
1
2
3
OT
TOTAL
Buffalo
22
18
21

61
Minnesota
10
10
11

31
GOALTENDING
Buffalo M. Biron (W: 17-9-0)
MinnesotaB. Boucher (L: 20-16-5)
POWERPLAYSTHREE STARS
Buffalo
1 - 7
1. T. Lydman (BUF) 3a +5
Minnesota
1 - 7
2. J. Hecht (BUF) 3g +2
ATTENDANCE
15501
3. D. Briere (BUF) 1g 2a +1
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Old 03-05-2006, 06:37 PM   #202
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Hunter Demoted to Rochester

Buffalo News
January 28 2006 (Buffalo, NY) -

Buffalo Sabres general manager Matt Bosela announced that winger Dylan Hunter has been sent down to the Rochester Americans of the AHL.

Hunter scored his first NHL goal and added an assist in his first three NHL games with the Sabres.

"Dylan did a great job for us in the three games and we look forward to his continued development as a hockey player in Rochester", Bosela would say.

Bosela also didn't rule out an eventual move to Stockton of the ECHL for Hunter if he didn't get enough ice time with the Amerks.
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Old 03-05-2006, 06:55 PM   #203
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GAME DAY PREVIEW
Dallas Stars at Buffalo Sabres



January 28, 2006
HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY
Season Series:First game in 2005-06
Last Meeting:October 13, 2003 in Buffalo
Buffalo wins 4-3, with Miroslav Satan scoring the winning goal past losing
goaltender Ron Tugnutt
DallasBuffalo
Overall Record:35-12-4 74 pts31-19-2 64 pts
Standings:1st Western Conference6th Eastern Conference
Last 10 Games: 8-1-16-4-0
Powerplay:16.7% (T15th)27.9% (1st)
Penalty Killing:85.8% (4th)77.0% (30th)
Goal Leader:B. Guerin - 30D. Briere - 26
Assist Leader:M. Modano - 32D. Briere & C. Drury - 37
Point Leader:B. Guerin - 51D. Briere - 63
Penalty Minute Leader:B. Guerin - 94A. Mair - 121
Goaltenders:M. Turco (32-10-3 2.15gaa .925)R. Miller (14-10-2 3.49gaa .887)
A. Hedberg (3-2-1 2.24gaa .921)M. Biron (17-9-0 3.35gaa .889)
Who's Hot:J. Lehtinen (1g 4a in last 5)D. Briere (5g 5a +6 in last 5)
Who's Not:M. Tjarnqvist (1a +1 in last 5)T. Pyatt (1g -1 in last 5)
Injuries:NoneNone
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Old 03-05-2006, 08:12 PM   #204
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Suddenly Hot Sabres Dull First Place Stars

Buffalo News
January 29 2006 (Buffalo, NY) -

Five different scorers contributed to an all-around excellent 5-2 Buffalo Sabres victory over the Western Conference leading Dallas Stars last night at HSBC Arena.

Buffalo has now won four of five games and six of their last eight.

J.P. Dumont, Derek Roy, Teppo Numminen, Tim Connolly and Jochen Hecht all scored for the Sabres. Connolly (1g 1a) and Chris Drury (2a) notched multipoint games.

Sergei Zubov and Steve Ott scored for the Stars.


Martin Biron was excellent in goal for Buffalo, stopping 28 of 30 Dallas shots. Marty Turco was busy, as most Sabres opposing goaltenders are these days, turning aside 38 of 43 Buffalo shots.

"We didn't panic after they opened the scoring and that was key", coach Lindy Ruff said after the game. "We kept with the game plan and really played a solid game."

"I'm really happy with our defensive zone coverage as well and our penalty killing continues to improve."

Jeff Jillson and Taylor Pyatt were the scratches for Buffalo. Maxim Afinogenov returned to the lineup and played on the right wing with Derek Roy and Thomas Vanek.

Buffalo once again gets no rest, as the team flew to Washington immediately after the game in preparation for tonight's tilt against the Capitals. Game time at MCI Center is 7:30pm.

FINAL
1
2
3
OT/SO
TOTAL
Dallas
1
0
1

2
Buffalo
1
2
2

5
FIRST PERIOD
SCORING
1. Dallas - S. Zubov 12 (M. Modano, P. Boucher), 6:45
2. Buffalo - J. Dumont 21 (T. Connolly, D. Briere), 18:41 (PP)
SECOND PERIOD
SCORING
3. Buffalo - D. Roy 4 (B. Campbell, T. Vanek), 1:37
4. Buffalo - T. Numminen 2 (J. McKee), 11:54
THIRD PERIOD
SCORING
5. Buffalo - T. Connolly 17 (A. Kotalik, C. Drury), 9:09
6. Buffalo - J. Hecht 17 (C. Drury), 11:16 (PP)
7. Dallas - S. Ott 2 (N. Kapanen), 17:58
GAME INFORMATION
SHOTS ON GOAL
1
2
3
OT
TOTAL
Dallas
6
10
14

30
Buffalo
18
14
11

43
GOALTENDING
DallasM. Turco (W: 32-11-3)
Buffalo M. Biron (W: 18-9-0)
POWERPLAYSTHREE STARS
Dallas
0 - 3
1. D. Roy (BUF) 1g +1
Buffalo
2 - 5
2. T. Connolly (BUF) 1g 1a +1
ATTENDANCE
17940
3. C. Drury (BUF) 2a +1
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Old 03-05-2006, 08:26 PM   #205
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GAME DAY PREVIEW
Buffalo Sabres at Washington Capitals



January 29, 2006
MCI Center, Washington, DC
Season Series:Series Tied 1-1
Last Meeting:January 15, 2006 in Buffalo
Buffalo wins 5-3, as Tim Connolly scored once and added an assist in the
victory
BuffaloWashington
Overall Record:32-19-2 66 pts21-22-10 52 pts
Standings:6th Eastern ConferenceT11th Eastern Conference
Last 10 Games: 6-4-03-6-1
Powerplay:28.1% (1st)13.8% (T27th)
Penalty Killing:77.2% (T29th)77.2% (T29th)
Goal Leader:D. Briere - 26A. Ovechkin - 33
Assist Leader:C. Drury - 39J. Halpern - 33
Point Leader:D. Briere - 64A. Ovechkin - 57
Penalty Minute Leader:A. Mair - 126B. Witt - 92
Goaltenders:M. Biron (18-9-0 3.30gaa .891)O. Kolzig (19-18-9 2.85gaa .908)
R. Miller (14-10-2 3.49gaa .887)M. Ouellet (2-4-1 3.55gaa .888)
Who's Hot:D. Briere (5g 6a +6 in last 5)J. Friesen (4g 1a +4 in last 5)
Who's Not:T. Pyatt (1g -1 in last 5)M. Stajan (0pts -2 in last 5)
Injuries:NoneJ. Aulin (partially torn ACL)
B. Sutherby (groin strain)
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:43 PM   #206
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Drury Comes Through in Overtime Against Capitals

Buffalo News
January 30 2006 (Washington, DC) -

Chris Drury scored 11 seconds into the extra frame to lead the Buffalo Sabres past the Washington Capitals 4-3 last night at MCI Center.

Tim Connolly, Thomas Vanek and Daniel Briere also scored for the Sabres. Briere (1g 1a) had a multipoint game for the Sabres. Ales Kotalik recorded an assist on Connolly's goal, giving him 100 career NHL points.

Maxim Kondratiev, Matt Stajan and Eric Fehr replied for the Capitals. Danius Zubrus recorded 2 assists in the loss.


Ryan Miller turned aside 35 of 38 Washington shots in the win while Olaf Kolzig was forced to stop 46 of 50 Sabres shots in a losing effort.

Coach Lindy Ruff was proud of his team's determination.

"The Capitals just kept coming all game", he said. "It would have been easy to fold our tent after Fehr's late tying goal but the guys were ready to rock before the overtime."

"This club doesn't need me to motivate them. They are an easy bunch to coach."

Taylor Pyatt and Jeff Jillson were the scratches for Buffalo on the night.

The Sabres get a five day break in the schedule and won't suit up again until Saturday night, when the Calgary Flames come to town. Game time on Saturday is 7:30pm.

FINAL
1
2
3
OT/SO
TOTAL
Buffalo
2
0
1
1
4
Washington
2
0
1
0
3
FIRST PERIOD
SCORING
1. Buffalo - T. Connolly 18 (A. Kotalik, T. Lydman), 0:41
2. Washington - M. Kondratiev 2 (D. Zubrus), 9:14
3. Buffalo - T. Vanek 25 (M. Afinogenov, D. Roy), 9:36
4. Washington - M. Stajan 3 (J. Friesen), 14:05
SECOND PERIOD
SCORING
No Scoring
THIRD PERIOD
SCORING
5. Buffalo - D. Briere 27 (J. Hecht), 9:14
6. Washington - E. Fehr 10 (D. Zubrus, T. Fleischmann), 17:24
OVERTIME
SCORING
7. Buffalo - C. Drury 16 (D. Briere), 0:11
GAME INFORMATION
SHOTS ON GOAL
1
2
3
OT
TOTAL
Buffalo
17
16
16
1
50
Washington
10
11
17
0
38
GOALTENDING
Buffalo R. Miller (W: 15-10-2)
WashingtonO. Kolzig (L: 19-19-9)
POWERPLAYSTHREE STARS
Buffalo
0 - 5
1. C. Drury (BUF) 1g +2
Washington
0 - 5
2. D. Briere (BUF) 1g 1a +2
ATTENDANCE
17011
3. D. Zubrus (WAS) 2a +1
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Old 03-12-2006, 02:53 PM   #207
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Wow...this is a really well put together dynasty.
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Old 03-12-2006, 03:37 PM   #208
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January 2006 Summary

Eastern Conference
POS
TEAM
GP
W
L
OTL
PCT
GF
GA
PTS
1st
Tampa Bay
55
39
14
2
0.727
194
155
80
2nd
Pittsburgh
54
35
15
4
0.685
159
137
74
3rd
Ottawa
53
33
15
5
0.670
197
153
71
4th
Philadelphia
55
32
15
8
0.655
154
134
72
5th
Buffalo
54
33
19
2
0.630
216
186
68
6th
Toronto
54
32
19
3
0.620
168
161
67
7th
NY Islanders
53
29
19
5
0.594
174
157
63
8th
Montreal
55
27
21
7
0.555
147
146
61
9th
Boston
54
26
21
7
0.546
150
145
59
10th
Florida
54
23
21
10
0.519
127
136
56
11th
New Jersey
53
24
23
6
0.509
146
152
54
12th
Washington
54
21
22
11
0.491
142
166
53
13th
Carolina
54
19
23
12
0.463
142
176
50
14th
Atlanta
57
22
30
5
0.430
154
191
49
15th
NY Rangers
53
21
26
6
0.453
122
143
48


Western Conference


POS
TEAM
GP
W
L
OTL
PCT
GF
GA
PTS
1st
Detroit
55
34
13
8
0.691
171
136
76
2nd
Dallas
53
36
13
4
0.717
157
121
76
3rd
Vancouver
57
35
17
5
0.658
189
152
75
4th
Colorado
53
34
15
4
0.679
178
137
72
5th
Nashville
54
30
17
7
0.620
163
141
67
6th
Edmonton
56
30
21
5
0.580
146
154
65
7th
Calgary
54
27
18
9
0.583
129
131
63
8th
Los Angeles
57
26
21
10
0.544
161
166
62
9th
Columbus
56
26
28
2
0.482
152
179
54
10th
Minnesota
56
23
25
8
0.482
132
158
54
11th
Anaheim
54
24
25
5
0.491
156
165
53
12th
San Jose
54
22
25
7
0.472
136
154
51
13th
Chicago
54
20
27
7
0.435
128
154
47
14th
Phoenix
52
17
30
5
0.375
129
170
39
15th
St. Louis
53
15
34
4
0.321
115
178
34




2005-06 Goals
POSPLAYERTEAMGPG
1stMartin St. LouisTampa Bay5543
2ndTodd BertuzziVancouver5642
3rdMarian HossaAtlanta5737
T4thAlexei YashinNY Islanders5333
Ilya KovalchukAtlanta4833
Alexander OvechkinWashington4933
Markus NaslundVancouver5733
T8thVincent LecavalierTampa Bay5432
Martin HavlatOttawa5332
Zigmund PalffyPittsburgh5432
Daniel AlfredssonOttawa5332
12thAlex TanguayColorado4831
13thBill GuerinDallas5330
T14thJeff O'NeillToronto5329
Scott WalkerNashville5429
Alexei KovalevMontreal5429
Radim VrbataCarolina5429
T18thGlen MurrayBoston5428
Valeri BureLos Angeles5428
Richard ZednikMontreal5528
T21stDaniel BriereBuffalo5427




2005-06 Assists
POSPLAYERTEAMGPA
T1stJoe SakicColorado5346
Henrik SedinVancouver5746
3rdJoe ThorntonBoston5445
4thSaku KoivuMontreal5544
5thMarkus NaslundVancouver5741
T6thRod Brind'AmourCarolina5340
Martin St. LouisTampa Bay5540
Todd MarchantColumbus5640
Pavel KubinaTampa Bay5540
T10thBrad RichardsTampa Bay5439
Jason SpezzaOttawa5339
Chris DruryBuffalo5439
Daniel BriereBuffalo5439
Sergei FedorovAnaheim5439
Oleg TverdovskyCarolina5239
Nicklas LidstromDetroit5539
17thMattias OhlundVancouver5738
T18thAlex TanguayColorado4837
Tomas KaberleToronto5437
Mats SundinToronto5437












2005-06 Points
POSPLAYERTEAMGPPTS
1stMartin St. LouisTampa Bay5583
2ndTodd BertuzziVancouver5678
3rdMarkus NaslundVancouver5774
4thJoe SakicColorado5369
5thAlex TanguayColorado4868
T6thMarian HossaAtlanta5767
Alexei YashinNY Islanders5367
8thDaniel BriereBuffalo5466
T9thVincent LecavalierTampa Bay5465
Brad RichardsTampa Bay5465
11thDaniel AlfredssonOttawa5364
T12thIlya KovalchukAtlanta4862
Saku KoivuMontreal5562
T14thScott WalkerNashville5459
Richard ZednikMontreal5559
Sergei FedorovAnaheim5459
17thMartin HavlatOttawa5358
T18thAlexander OvechkinWashington4957
Radim VrbataCarolina5457
Jeff O'NeillToronto5357



Players of the Month -
Offensive: Alex Tanguay (COL) 13GP 13g 9a 22pts +9
Defensive: Mathieu Garon (LA) 13GP 7-2-3 2.51gaa .909sp
Rookie: Dennis Wideman (ANA) 14GP 5g 9a 14pts -3

Players of the Week -
Week Ending 1/02/06: Offensive - Pavel Datsyuk (DET); Defensive - Lubomir Visnovsky (LA)
Week Ending 1/09/06: Offensive - Todd Bertuzzi (VAN); Defensive - Ty Conklin (EDM)
Week Ending 1/16/06: Offensive - Joe Sakic (COL); Defensive - Chris Therien (PHI)
Week Ending 1/23/06: Offensive - Jeff O'Neill (TOR); Defensive - Dennis Wideman (ANA)

Key Transactions -
  • LA trades Jason LaBarbera to ATL for 2nd Rd pick
  • NAS trades Teemu Lassila and 2nd Rd pick to ATL for Greg de Vries and Scott Lehman
  • WAS trades Stephen Peat to PHO for 4th Rd pick
  • SJ trades Rory Fitzpatrick and Eric Grasso to NAS for 3rd Rd pick
  • PHI trades Antero Niittymaki to STL for 2nd Rd pick, 3rd Rd pick and 4th Rd pick
  • BUF trades Chris Taylor to PIT for 5th Rd pick
  • NYR trades Darius Kasparaitis to MIN for Pierre-Marc Bouchard
  • NYR trades Tom Poti to EDM for Danny Syvret and 2nd Rd pick
  • MON trades Andrei Markov to ATL for 2nd Rd pick and 4th Rd Pick
  • STL trades Eric Brewer to PIT for Maxime Talbot and Kristopher Letang
  • NYR trades Michael Nylander to SJ for Christian Ehrhoff
  • CLB trades Aaron Johnson to CHI for 3rd Rd pick and 4th Rd pick
  • FLA trades Derek Boogaard to CHI for 4th Rd pick
  • MTL trades Mathieu Dandenault to CLB for Derek Reinhart
  • TOR trades Carlo Colaiacovo to FLA for Stefan Meyer and Denis Stasyuk
  • TOR trades Brendan Bell to CHI for Evan Brophey and Jakub Sindel

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Old 03-12-2006, 03:47 PM   #209
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Geez. Whatever changes they made to this board sure the hell aren't good for cutting and pasting.

I'll reformat this when I get some time...

EDIT: Ok..that's about the best I can do...damn.

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Old 03-12-2006, 10:23 PM   #210
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2005-06 BUFFALO SABRES
AS OF JANUARY 31 2006
P
PLAYER
GP
G
A
PTS
+/-
PIM
F
Daniel Briere
54
27
39
66
20
76
F
J.P. Dumont
54
21
34
55
13
42
F
Chris Drury
54
16
39
55
7
44
F
* Thomas Vanek
52
25
26
51
3
12
F
Jochen Hecht
54
17
34
51
5
34
F
Tim Connolly
54
18
24
42
-10
18
F
Maxim Afinogenov
47
23
17
40
-5
36
F
Ales Kotalik
49
13
22
35
3
16
D
Dmitri Kalinin
54
6
29
35
2
66
D
Brian Campbell
49
9
22
31
-2
12
F
Adam Mair
53
5
12
17
-3
128
D
Toni Lydman
45
1
15
16
23
22
F
Mike Grier
54
7
9
16
0
28
D
Jay McKee
52
1
14
15
12
69
D
Henrik Tallinder
42
1
11
12
14
10
F
X Jason Pominville
26
7
3
10
4
14
F
Derek Roy
27
4
6
10
-8
35
F
Taylor Pyatt
45
6
3
9
-4
8
F
* Paul Gaustad
17
4
4
8
6
18
D
Teppo Numminen
37
2
6
8
-9
16
D
Jeff Jillson
33
2
5
7
-4
10
F
* Dylan Hunter
3
1
1
2
0
2
F
* Sean McMorrow
3
0
1
1
-2
24
D
* Doug Janik
8
0
1
1
1
11
G
Martin Biron
31
0
1
1
-
0
F
* Michael Ryan
1
0
0
0
-2
0
F
X Andrew Peters
1
0
0
0
0
0
D
* Nathan Paetsch
4
0
0
0
-2
2
G
* Ryan Miller
30
0
0
0
-
0
GOALTENDING
P
PLAYER
GP
W
L
T
GAA
S%
G
Martin Biron
31
18
9
0
3.30
0.891
G
* Ryan Miller
30
15
10
2
3.48
0.889
* - Denotes Rookie
X - No Longer With Team
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Old 03-12-2006, 11:20 PM   #212
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Hunter Going Back to Stockton of ECHL; Other Sabres Notes

Buffalo News
February 3 2006 (Buffalo, NY) -
Dylan Hunter will get to finish what he started in the East Coast Hockey League.

Hunter was reassigned to the Stockton Thunder yesterday and will join fellow Sabres prospect Mark Mancari. Hunter was with the Rochester Americans for a few games after playing three successful contests with the parent Sabres.

"Dylan had tremendous success in his early season stint with Stockton and we look forward to him continuing his development with the Thunder", general manager Matt Bosela said in a statement yesterday afternoon.

Hunter still leads the entire ECHL in point scoring with 54 (27g 27a) in only 32 games. He was recently named ECHL Player of the Month and Rookie of the Month for January despite playing in only seven contests. He had 18 points in the month (8g 10a).

In other news, Sabres goaltending prospect Adam Dennis has been assigned to the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs of the CHL. Dennis has had much difficulty getting into games this year and it's hoped the Mudbugs will utilize Dennis frequently in the coming weeks.

"We really would like to see Adam get a run of starts to see what he can do", Bosela said. Dennis played four games with the Stockton Thunder, going 1-3 with a 3.00 goals against average.

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GAME DAY PREVIEW
Dallas Stars at Buffalo Sabres
February 4, 2006
HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY
Season Series:First game in 2005-06
Last Meeting:October 18, 2003 in Calgary
Buffalo wins 2-0, with Mika Noronen picking up the shutout victory and
Ales Kotalik scoring the winner
CalgaryBuffalo
Overall Record:27-18-9 63 pts33-19-2 68 pts
Standings:7th Western Conference5th Eastern Conference
Last 10 Games: 9-0-17-3-0
Powerplay:16.3% (18th)27.6% (1st)
Penalty Killing:82.7% (12th)77.7% (29th)
Goal Leader:J. Iginla - 21D. Briere - 27
Assist Leader:D. Langkow - 23D. Briere & C. Drury - 39
Point Leader:D. Langkow - 38D. Briere - 66
Penalty Minute Leader:J. Wiemer - 134A. Mair - 128
Goaltenders:M. Kiprusoff (25-16-7 2.35gaa .913)R. Miller (15-10-2 3.48gaa .889)
B. Johnson (1-1-1 2.89gaa .887)M. Biron (18-9-0 3.30gaa .891)
Who's Hot:J. Iginla (5g 2a in last 5)D. Briere (5g 5a +4 in last 5)
Who's Not:S. Yelle (0pts -1 in last 5)R. Miller (1-1 5.19 .864 in last 5)
Injuries:C. Kobasew (MCL sprain)None
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Gaustad Leads Charge in Huge Win Over Flames

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February 5 2006 (Buffalo, NY) -

Paul Gaustad is just thrilled to be in the NHL after spending the majority of the year with Rochester of the AHL.

He better get used to the feeling.

Gaustad had a career-high 3 points, scoring once and adding two assists in an 8-2 Sabres destruction of the Calgary Flames at HSBC Arena. J.P. Dumont scored twice for Buffalo, with Mike Grier, Maxim Afinogenov, Jochen Hecht, Thomas Vanek and Ales Kotalik adding singles.

Gaustad, Dumont (2g), Vanek (1g 1a), Hecht (1g 1a), Afinogenov (1g 1a) and Brian Campbell (2a) all had multipoint games for Buffalo. The Sabres scored seven times alone in the decisive second period.


Tony Amonte and Chris Simon replied for Calgary, who hadn't lost in regulation in 10 games prior to this contest.

Martin Biron was excellent in net for the Sabres, stopping 29 of 31 Calgary shots. Brent Johnson was dismal, getting pulled after allowing six goals on 23 shots. Miikka Kiprusoff replaced him and allowed two more goals.

Lindy Ruff was able to utilize his third and fourth lines more than usual due to the large lead.

"It was nice to be able to give Gaustad, Mair and Grier some powerplay time", Ruff enthused. "It's a long season and it is pretty much necessary to find some rest time for the top liners when you can."

Jay McKee left the game late in the second period with a finger injury. Ruff says that he stubbed it along the boards and for precautionary reasons was held out the rest of the way.

"With the lead we had, I saw no reason to risk further injury", Ruff said. "The doctors say it's nothing serious so hopefully we can have Jay back for the Rangers game on Monday night."

Taylor Pyatt and Jeff Jillson were scratched once again for the Sabres.

Buffalo travels to New York to take on the Rangers Monday night. Game time at Madison Square Garden is 7:30pm.

FINAL
1
2
3
OT/SO
TOTAL
Calgary
1
0
1
2
Buffalo
0
7
1
8
FIRST PERIOD
SCORING
1. Calgary - T. Amonte 19 (S. Reinprecht, R. Regehr), 1:49 (PP)
SECOND PERIOD
SCORING
2. Buffalo - M. Grier 8 (P. Gaustad, A. Mair), 0:18
3. Buffalo - J. Dumont 22 (B. Campbell, D. Briere), 5:16 (PP)
4. Buffalo - M. Afinogenov 24 (T. Vanek, B. Campbell), 9:39
5. Buffalo - P. Gaustad 5 (J. McKee), 9:53
6. Buffalo - J. Hecht 18 (P. Gaustad), 10:13
7. Buffalo - T. Vanek 26 (M. Afinogenov), 12:12
8. Buffalo - J. Dumont 23 (J. Hecht), 18:58
THIRD PERIOD
SCORING
9. Calgary - C. Simon 12 (J. Leopold, D. Langkow), 3:13 (PP)
10. Buffalo - A. Kotalik 14 (T. Connolly, D. Kalinin), 13:57
GAME INFORMATION
SHOTS ON GOAL
1
2
3
OT
TOTAL
Calgary
10
9
12
31
Buffalo
11
14
8
33
GOALTENDING
CalgaryB. Johnson (L: 1-2-1) 17/23; Kiprusoff 8/10
Buffalo M. Biron (W: 19-9-0)
POWERPLAYSTHREE STARS
Calgary
2 - 5
1. P. Gaustad (BUF) 1g 2a +3
Buffalo
1 - 5
2. J. Dumont (BUF) 2g +1
ATTENDANCE
17174
3. J. Hecht (BUF) 1g 1a +3
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Buffalo Sabres at New York Rangers
February 6, 2006
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Season Series:Buffalo leads 1-0
Last Meeting:November 23, 2005 in New York
Buffalo wins 4-2, as Daniel Briere scored twice to lead the way
BuffaloNew York
Overall Record:34-19-2 70 pts22-26-6 50 pts
Standings:5th Eastern Conference15th Eastern Conference
Last 10 Games: 8-2-05-2-3
Powerplay:27.5% (1st)14.5% (27th)
Penalty Killing:77.3% (T29th)80.0% (23rd)
Goal Leader:D. Briere - 27J. Jagr - 25
Assist Leader:D. Briere - 40S. Rucchin - 25
Point Leader:D. Briere - 67J. Jagr - 45
Penalty Minute Leader:A. Mair - 137J. McKenzie - 123
Goaltenders:M. Biron (19-9-0 3.25gaa .892)K. Weekes (16-21-4 2.77gaa .912)
R. Miller (15-10-2 3.48gaa .889)H. Lundqvist (6-5-2 1.89gaa .930)
Who's Hot:D. Briere (3g 5a +3 in last 5)S. Rucchin (1g 6a +2 in last 5)
Who's Not:R. Miller (1-1-0 5.19 .864 in last 5)D. Moore (0pts -2 in last 5)
Injuries:NoneF. Tyutin (partially torn ACL)
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