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Buffalo Sabres (10-4-1, 21pts) Game # 16 Calgary Flames (11-4-1, 23pts)
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Date: November 13, 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Arena: HSBC Arena
TV: MSG
SBN Affiliate/ Blogs Matchsticks and Gasoline
Radio:

WGR (550AM)

Season Series Buf 0-0-0, CGY 0-0-0
Final Score

Buffalo Sabres Category Calgary Flames
42 (2.80) Goals For 52 (3.25)
34 (2.27) Goals Against 43 (2.69)
515 (34.3) Shots For 410 (25.6)
450 (30.0) Shots Against 493 (30.8)
13/74 - 17.6% (21) Power Play 12/55 - 21.8% (12)
11/54 - 79.6% (16) Penalty Kill 11/64 - 82.8% (8)
Game Notes
  • Tim Connolly has a four game point streak with five assists in that time frame.
  • Mike Grier is expected to miss the game tonight, Adam Mair will replace him in the lineup.
  • Jarome Iginla is on a four game point streak. He has five goals and an assist in those games.
  • Calgary is 5-1-1 on the road and comes to town on a four game winning streak.
  • Drew Stafford will play in his 200th NHL game tonight.
  • Starting Goalies

    GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
    2009 - Ryan Miller 13 758 10 2 23 1.82 371 348 .938 2


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Miikka Kiprusoff 14 843 10 3 35 2.49 422 387 .917 1

Expected Lines

Sabres Current Lines

Thomas Vanek - Tim Connolly - Drew Stafford
Clarke MacArthur - Derek Roy - Jason Pominville
Jochen Hecht - Tim Kennedy - Patrick Kaleta
Matt Ellis - Paul Gaustad - Adam Mair
Craig Rivet - Chris Butler
Steve Montador - Andrej Sekera
Tyler Myers - Henrik Tallinder
Updated 11/13/09

Flames Current Line Combos

  • Dawes-Langkow-Bourque
  • Nystrom-Boyd-Moss
  • Sjostrom-Jokinen-Iginla
  • Prust-Conroy-McGrattan
  • Phaneuf-Regehr
  • Bouwmeester-Sarich
  • Pardy-Giordano

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.

Congrats to zaniac75 on winning the October prize of a Buffalo Sabres poster. I will be sending that out shortly.

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.