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Buffalo Sabres @ Phoenix Coyotes [Game Thread]

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Buffalo Sabres (25-18-5) Game # 49 Phoenix Coyotes (24-21-5)
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Date: January 31, 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Jobing.com Arena
TV: MSG-B SBN Affiliate/ Blogs Five For Howling
Audio:

WGR (550AM)

Season Series 0-0-0
Final Score

This isn't the same Phoenix Coyotes team that we are used to seeing and maybe that is a good thing for the Sabres. Wayne Gretzky has built a young and vibrant team that is completing for a playoff spot. The Coyotes are usually battling in the basement and the Sabres usually struggle with them, but this season the Coyotes are a legitimit opponent so maybe the Sabres will be more inspired. Last season Phoenix beat Buffalo 6-2 in an afternoon game in Phoenix.

Notes

  • There have been reports that Patrick Kaleta was practicing and may be in the lineup tonight.
  • The Sabres have not lost back-to-back games since January 10 and January 14 when they were beat by the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks respectively.
  • Ryan Miller is expected in goal again for the Sabres...expect to see Lalime in Anaheim on Monday.

Starting Goalies


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Ryan Miller 41 2427 23 13 4 3 105 2.60 1241 1136 .915 3


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Ilya Bryzgalov 41 2355 18 17 4 4 111 2.83 1244 1133 .911 2

If you are looking for a laugh before the game starts than check out this fanpost.