When Esa brought his seven-year-old daughter, Sabrina, to practice last week, Wilson announced, "We're going to put her on Hasek's kids."
The Sabres have no star forward who demands personal attention, and the forlorn Tikkanen never got to welcome Hasek in Game 1. Indeed, the only goalie he got near was his own, Kolzig, who was talking to referee Dan Marouelli early in the third period when Tikkanen skated over and joined the discussion. After a short blast of Tikkanese, Marouelli told Tikkanen that he was going to converse only with Kolzig and, besides, he couldn't understand him. They both laughed.