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Buffalo Sabres @ Calgary Flames [Game Thread]

Buffalo Sabres (25-18-5) Game # 49 Calgary Flames (28-14-4)
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Date: January 28, 2009
Location: Calgary, AB
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Pengrowth Saddledome
TV: MSG-B SBN Affiliate/ Blogs
Audio:

WGR (550AM)

Season Series 0-0-0
Final Score

Face-off is a bit earlier tonight than it was last night so I would expect more people will be watching the game. Remember that the game will be televised by MSG but will have the Calgary Broadcasters. If tonight is anything like last night, the announcers won't matter at all.

I mentioned that the Sabres needed to get four or five points on the four game Western swing and they earned the first two last night. Tonight will be a tough test on the road against a really good hockey team. It will also be the second game in a back-to-back situation. Ultimately no matter what happens tonight it is simple another two points that are available to earn.

Lost in the Sabres 10 goal onslaught last night was the play of Ryan Miller. Miller made 35 saves and plenty of them were outstanding. Although Miller doesn't usually play in back-to-back games it looks like he will tonight. It seems that we may have the same issue as last season when Lindy Ruff lost confidence in backup Jocelyn Thibault and played Miller excessively down the stretch. It will be interesting to see if Lalime gets into a game on the road trip.

Probable Starting Goalies


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Ryan Miller 40 2367 23 12 4 3 100 2.53 1198 1098 .917 3


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Miikka Kiprusoff 43 2531 28 12 3 2 119 2.82 1223 1104 .903 3

SPG Game

We have had plenty of new people join the site recently and I would like to re-introduce the SPG Game. It is something to add a little bit of fun to game day and something to talk about among the other people in the Die by the Blade Community. Here is a post explaining how to play the game and offering details on how you can win a Buffalo Sabres Jersey. Everyone wants a free jersey.

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