BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The familiar Foligno goal-scoring celebration leap is back in fashion in Buffalo, and providing added jump to the Sabres' late-season playoff push.
The arms-raised, two-foot hop first made famous by Mike Foligno in the 1980s, is now being imitated by the former Sabres captain's son, Marcus. The 20-year-old rookie forward has been on a roll, with five goals and two assists in six games since being called up from the minors.
His production has helped further propel a 16-5-5 run, which has allowed Buffalo (35-29-10) to chase down Washington for the Eastern Conference's eighth and final playoff spot.
Rather than feeling the pressure of playing in a town where his father is still highly regarded, Foligno is motivated by the opportunity to build on the family legacy.