|Buffalo Sabres (25-18-5)||Game # 49|| Phoenix Coyotes (24-21-5) |
| ||vs.|| |
|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|
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.
- 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.
|2008 - Ryan Miller||41||2427||23||13||4||3||105||2.60||1241||1136||.915||3|
|2008 - Ilya Bryzgalov||41||2355||18||17||4||4||111||2.83||1244||1133||.911||2|
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