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Buffalo Sabres (7-1-1, 15pts) Game # 10 Toronto Maple Leafs (1-7-2, 4pts)
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Date: October 30, 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Arena: HSBC Arena
TV: MSG
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Radio:

WGR (550AM)

Season Series 0-0-0
Final Score

Category Buffalo Sabres Toronto Maple Leafs
Goals For 29 (3.22) 24 (2.40)
Goals Against 17 (1.89) 42 (4.20)
Shots For 324(36.0) 330 (33.0)
Shots Against 258 (28.7) 293 (29.3)
Power Play 7/43 - 16.3% (25) 12/39 - 30.8% (1)
Penalty Kill 26/33 - 78.8% (17) 26/41 - 63.4% (30)
Game Notes
  • Paul Gaustad is doubtful for the game with the flu...let's hope it's not H1N1.
  • This the first of six meetings between the Sabres and Leafs.
  • Tim Kennedy is on a three game point streak (1G-2A-3P)
  • Lee Stempniak has scored goals in his last two games and has three assists in that time as well.
  • Tomas Kaberle has seven points in his last three games (1G-6A-7P)
  • The Sabres are 5-0-1 when they score first, the Leafs have not scored the first goal in any game they have played this season.
Starting Goalies


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ryan Miller 8 487 7 0 13 1.60 231 218 .944 1


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Jonas Gustavsson 4 219 1 2 12 3.29 111 99 .892 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 - Adam Mair - Patrick Kaleta
Craig Rivet - Chris Butler
Steve Montador - Nathan Paetsch
Tyler Myers - Henrik Tallinder
Updated 10/30/09

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.

Only two games left until we give away a Sabres poster.

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.