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Buffalo Sabres @ Detroit Red Wings

Buffalo Sabres (20-15-5) Game # 41 Detroit Red Wings (28-7-5)
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Date: January 10, 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Joe Louis Arena
TV: MSG-B SBN Affiliate/ Blogs Winging it in Motown
Radio:

WGR (550AM)

Season Series 0-0-0
Final Score

One Night after a 2-1 shootout win against the Rangers the Sabres have an even stiffer test against the Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings. Consider this to be the first leg of the Sabres Winter Classic tour. After tonights game the Sabres will be off until Wednesday when they play in Chicago.

The last time the Sabres played in Detroit was during the famous ice storm in 2006 and the Sabres came away with a 3-2 victory while the players were all concerned about their families and homes in Buffalo. Ironically a major winter storm is in the Great Lakes region again tonight while the Sabres are in Detroit. The Sabres will probably be asking the league if they can avoid playing in Detroit in the future.

Anyway back to the on ice stuff. Ryan Miller was great the last time the Sabres played in Detroit and he will need to be again tonight against the High-powered Red Wings squad. If last night was any indication of his play, I would expect Miller to be excellent.

Starting Goalies

Miller will be back in net again for the Sabres while Ty Conklin will be playing for the Red Wings. The Sabres have not had much luck against Conks in the past so tonight will be a stiff test.


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Ryan Miller 34 2001 19 10 4 3 83 2.49 995 912 .917 3


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Ty Conklin 20 1182 14 5 1 1 47 2.39 571 524 .918 4

Unfortunately I won't be around again tonight and I'm not sure that HO will be either. Hopefully some of the regulars will be here to keep things going. I forgot to set my DVR so I will need someone to help out with the Harry Neale Quote of the Game.