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[open thread] Game 3: Sabres vs. Thrashers

TV: MSG Radio: WGR55

Sabres Notes:

Started the season 0-2 with both losses against the NY Islanders...Ales Kotalik is expected to play after missing the first two games with an injury...Jaro Spacek has two goals in two games after having five goals all of last season...Ryan Miller allowed nine goals in the first two games of this season...Sabres powerplay is 1 of 11 and rank 22nd on the powerplay...Tonight is Sabres first game since a 3-2 loss on Saturday night...Rank 30th on penalty kill.

Thrashers Notes:

Thrashers are 0-3 after a 3-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators last night...Marian Hossa did not play last night against Ottawa and is unlikely to play against Buffalo...Ilya Kovalchuk had the Thrashers only goal last night...Former Sabres Alexei Zhitnik, Eric Boulton and Chris Thorburn play for Atlanta...Thrashers rank 23rd on the powerplay and 22nd on the penalty kill

Fast Fact:

The Sabres won 10 consecutive games to start last season and had their streak snapped in game 11 against Atlanta in a shootout.

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Sabres Post Game

After the game tonight tune into Sabres Weekly to talk about the game with Dave Davis (columnist for The fourth and myself as we dissect tonight's game.  Sabres Weekly is live every Thursday at 10pm EST and is brought to you by Let's go and TPS