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Buffalo Sabres vs. Tampa Bay Lightning [Game Thread]

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Game #10

Buffalo Sabres (6-1-2, 14PTS) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (2-3-3, 7PTS)

7:00 PM EST, HSBC Arena

TV: MSG-B (Buffalo)

Radio: WGR 550 (Buffalo), XM-204 (National)

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Players to watch

Buffalo Sabres: Thomas Vanek (8G-3A-11P, 3PPG, 2SHG, always plays well against the Lightning), Max Afinogenov (no goals but seven assists on the season), Paul Gaustad (making his season debut), Ryan Miller (5-0-1, 1.60 GAA, .940 sv.%), Clarke MacArthur (4G-2A-6P, 3PPG),

Tampa Bay Lightning: Vinny Lecavalier (5G-1A-6P, 3PPG), Vaclav Prospal (2G-4A-6P), Mark Recchi (2G-1A-3P), Mike Smith (2-2-2, 2.11GAA, .942 sv.%)

Game Notes

Buffalo Sabres: Paul Gaustad will make his season debut tonight for the Sabres...Tim Connolly, Jochen Hecht, Henrik Tallinder and Craig Rivet are all still out of the lineup but are all skating...Matt Ellis is expected to be a scratch from the lineup...Patrick Kaleta seems to be making a name for himself with his teammates and opponents.

Tampa Bay Lightning: I'd be lying if I said I was up to date on the Tampa Bay Lightning so I will just let you know that I am excited to see Barry Melrose behind the bench instead of on my TV.

Expected Lines

#20-Paille #41-MacArthur #29-Pominville
#26-Vanek #9-Roy #21-Stafford
#61-Afinogenov #22-Mair #12-Kotalik
#76-Peters #28-Gaustad

#36-Kaleta

An SPG Game Update!

The SPG game is going well and I wanted to drum up even more interest. I think prizes always seem to catch peoples attention so here it is. We are going to run two seperate prizes during the season, a monthly prize and a season long Grand Prize. However, there will be a few simple rules in order to be eligible for the prize.

Monthly Prize

  • The SPG picks will be accumulated for one complete month and the person with the most correct during the month will win the prize.
  • In order to be eligible for the prize you must have contributed to at least some of the game threads during that month. The number of game threads is arbitrary and will be decided by me (D.O.)
  • What is the prize? It depends on how many people are involved in the game. If there are less than 25 people that are involved in the game during the month you will win a Buffalo Sabres poster from Wall Daddy.com. If we have over 25 people involved you will win Sabres merchandise from Carroll's Cove (Any item that is $29.95 or less).

Grand Prize

Once again the prize is based on participation, the same rules apply as the monthly contest. The prize will also be affected by the number of people involved.

  • If we have less than 25 people that participate the prize will be Sabres merchandise from Carroll's Cove (up to a $50 value)
  • If we have 25 or more people participate the prize will be a Buffalo Sabres Jersey from Carroll's Cove.

Note: Myself and my immediate family are not eligible to win any prizes, that means my wife, mother, father, sister (anyone with the name Oleksy will not be eligible).

Hurry up and get your picks in for the game tonight and we look forward to talking to you during the game. Tell all your friends because the more people that are involved the better the prizes.