Brown was part of a surprisingly productive fourth line for San Jose in the first couple of games in this series, but that trio has not played as well of late and has been dominated in puck possession. Havlat had 12 goals and 22 points in 48 games for the Sharks during the regular season.
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres