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Buffalo Sabres (5-1-1, 11pts) Game # 8 Tampa Bay Lightning (3-3-2, 8pts)
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Date: October 24, 2009
Location: Tampa, FL
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Arena: St. Pete Times Forum
TV: MSG
SBN Affiliate/ Blogs Raw Charge
Radio:

WGR (550AM)

Season Series 0-0-0
Final Score

Category Buffalo Sabres Tampa Bay Lightning
Goals For 23 (3.29) 22 (2.75)
Goals Against 14 (2.00) 27 (3.38)
Shots For 200 (28.6) 248 (31.0)
Shots Against 157 (26.2) 251 (31.4)
Power Play 6/36 - 16.7% (23) 7/41 - 17.1% (21)
Penalty Kill 20/26 - 76.9% (19) 27/36 - 75.0% (23)
Starting Goalies


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ryan Miller 6 363 5 0 10 1.65 173 163 .942 1


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Mike Smith 5 310 1 2 19 3.68 159 140 .881 0



Expected Lines

Sabres Current Lines

Thomas Vanek - Derek Roy - Drew Stafford
Clarke MacArthur - Tim Connolly - Jason Pominville
Jochen Hecht - Tim Kennedy - Mike Grier
Matt Ellis - Paul Gaustad - Patrick Kaleta
Craig Rivet - Chris Butler
Steve Montador - Nathan Paetsch
Tyler Myers - Henrik Tallinder
Updated 10/24/09

Tampa Bay Lightning Projected Lines

(updated October 22, 2009 by RawCharge subject to change)

Forward Lines:

James Wright - Vinny Lecavalier - Martin St. Louis
Ryan Malone - Steven Stamkos - Steve Downie
Alex Tanguay - Jeff Halpern - Drew Miller
Todd Fedoruk - Zenon Konopka - Stephane Veilleux

Defense:

Mattias Ohlund | Victor Hedman
Paul Ranger | Matt Walker
Kurtis Foster | Andrej Meszaros

Goalies

Mike Smith (starter)
Antero Niittymaki


SPG Game

I quickly put up a post before the first game that explained the SPG Game. Unfortunately I did not do a very good job of explaining it. I will try to do a better job of explaining the game and the objective in this post. As always , if there are any questions send me an e-mail or ask in the comments.

What is the SPG Game?

"SPG" is an acronym for "Shot", "Penalty" and "Goal". The object of the game is to predict which Buffalo Sabres player will have the first shot, penalty and goal for each period.

How Does it Work?

You receive one point for every correct prediction you make. This gives you a potential for nine points in a regulation game, 12 points in an overtime game and 14 points in a shootout.

How Do I Sign Up?

The SPG Game is free to play with a special thanks to Gary Perez for building the platform that drives these statistics. You can sign up by visiting this page and creating account. After creating account you will have to visit the game page to make your selections.

Prizes?

There will be prizes available for the winner of each month as well as a grand prize winner at the conclusion of the regular season. The winner of the grand prize at the end of the season will win a Buffalo Sabres jersey. We will start out small by giving away a Buffalo Sabres poster to the winner of the October SPG Game.

Mobile Site

Remember that you can visit http://mobile.diebytheblade.com to visit the mobile site and you can comment from wherever you watch the game. Hope to see you here.