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TV: Versus Radio: WGR55

It's always a great game when the Sabres and the Leafs meet in HSBC Arena and I don't anticipate tonight will be any different.  The game will be televised nationally on Versus so please remember this before turning to MSG.

Sabres Notes:

The Sabres are one of seven teams who have played only four games...The Sabres are fifth in the league in goals scored with 19 goals in four games, the teams that are ahead of Buffalo are Ottawa 22 (7 Games), Toronto 22 (6 games), Carolina 21 (6 games) and Detroit 20 (6 games)...The Sabres had 53 shots on goal on Saturday night against Washington...Have scored 13 goals in the past two games a 6-0 victory over Atlanta and a 7-3 victory over Washington...Jaro Spacek has four goals in four games, just one behind his total for all of last season...Andrew Peters is the only Sabre who doesn't have a point, he was a healthy scratch for the last two games...After tonight's game the Sabres will be off until Friday...Brian Campbell leads NHL defenseman with 9 points...Jocelyn Thibault is expected to start in net for the Sabres

Leafs Notes:

The Leafs are tied with Ottawa for the most goals scored with 22...The Leafs have allowed four or more goals in three games this season...Vesa Toskala had 46 saves in the loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday night...Mats Sundin has a point in every game the Leafs have played this season...

Fast Fact:

The Sabres are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings between the Leafs and Sabres

Team Leaders

Buffalo Sabres

  • Goals: Jaroslav Spacek, Derek Roy 4
  • Points: Brian Campbell 9
  • +/-: Derek Roy +6
  • PIM: Paul Gaustad 9
  • Wins: Ryan Miller 2
  • Save %: Ryan Miller .885
  • GAA: Ryan Miller 3.04

Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Goals: Nik Antropov 4
  • Points: Mats Sundin 10
  • +/-: Nik Antropov, Mats Sundin +7
  • PIM: Nik Antropov 22
  • Wins: Vesa Toskala, Andrew Raycroft 1
  • Save %: Andrew Raycroft .918
  • GAA: Andrew Raycroft 2.44

Projected Line combinations

Buffalo Forwards
26-Vanek, 9-Roy, 61-Afinogenov
55-Hecht, 19-Connolly, 29-Pominville
21-Stafford, 28-Gaustad, 12-Kotalik
20-Paille, 22-Mair, 37-Ryan

Buffalo Defensemen
6-Spacek, 51-Campbell
5-Lydman, 10-Tallinder
38-Paetsch, 45-Kalinin

35-Thibault, 30-Miller

Washington Forwards
80-Antropov, 10-Steen, 13-Sundin
39-Gamache, 14-Stajan, 16-Tucker
55-Blake, 22-Devereaux, 21-Pohl
3-Belak, 18-Kilger, 54-Newberry

Washington Defensemen
15-Kaberle, 24-McCabe
31-Kubina, 56-Wozniewski
7-White, 25-Gill

1-Raycroft, 35-Toskala

As per usual this thread is meant to spur conversation and create a Buffalo Sabres community.  If you're watching the game you might as well join us and chat a little bit.  I highly recommend you create a free account and grab a beer and join us for some good conversation.  If you want to check out what the opposition is talking about please go over to Pension Plan Puppets and see what they have to say about tonight's game.