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Buffalo Sabres (11-4-1, 23pts) Game # 17 Philadelphia Flyers(10-4-1, 21pts)
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Date: November 14, 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Wachovia Center
TV: MSG
SBN Affiliate/ Blogs Broad Street Hockey
Radio:

WGR (550AM)

Season Series Buf 0-1-0, PHL 1-0-0
Final Score

Buffalo Sabres Category Philadelphia Flyers
43 (2.69) Goals For 55 (3.67)
35 (2.19) Goals Against 37 (2.47)
548 (34.2) Shots For 508 (33.9)
476 (29.8) Shots Against 436 (29.1)
14/78 - 18.0% (20) Power Play 19/68 - 27.9% (1)
11/58 - 81.0% (15) Penalty Kill 10/61 - 83.6% (7)
Game Notes
  • Sabres rookie Tyler Ennis will make his NHL debut tonight, replacing Drew Stafford who suffered injury last night.
  • Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger is riding an eight game point streak (1G-7A-8P) into the game tonight.
  • Thomas Vanek had an assist last night, giving him points in his last two games.
  • The Flyers have a five game winning streak and a four game home winning streak.
  • The Sabres have lost two consecutive games on the road.
  • Dan Carcillo scored two goals in the Flyers 5-2 win last Friday at HSBC Arena.
Starting Goalies


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ryan Miller 14 823 11 2 24 1.75 397 373 .940 2


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ray Emery 14 853 10 3 31 2.18 406 375 .924 1



Expected Lines

Sabres Current Lines

Thomas Vanek - Tyler Ennis - Tim Connolly
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 11/14/09

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.

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.