Drury to The Rescue
Chris Drury and the Sabres are off to not only a fast start—Buffalo was 5--0 through Sunday, and Drury had five points—but also a resourceful one. The Sabres were in Detroit last Friday to play the Red Wings when word came that a snowstorm in Buffalo had left players' and coaches' families without power. Drury worked the phones from the dressing room to coordinate assistance, while a team official went into downtown Detroit and bought 10 generators. After Buffalo rallied from two goals down to beat the Wings 3--2 in a shootout, the team took the generators back home and distributed them to the families in need. The next night, with much of frigid Buffalo still without power, Drury scored a hat trick as the Sabres again rallied for a 7--4 home win over the Rangers. Drury, who will be an unrestricted free agent after the season, is coveted for both his on-ice skills and, obviously, his leadership abilities.