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Buffalo Sabres (12-6-2, 26pts) Game # 21

Washington Capitals (13-5-6, 32pts)

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Date: November 25, 2009
Location: Washington, D.C.
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Verizon Center
TV: MSG
SBN Affiliate/ Blogs
Radio:

WGR (550AM)

Season Series BUF 0-0-0,WSH 0-0-0
Final Score

Buffalo Sabres Category Washington Capitals
52 (2.60) Goals For 83 (3.46)
50 (2.50) Goals Against 71 (2.96)
668 (33.4) Shots For 765 (31.9)
583 (29.2) Shots Against 732 (30.5)
19/98 - 19.4% (18) Power Play 22/96 - 22.9% (7)
13/74 - 82.4% (9) Penalty Kill 21/94 - 77.7% (23)
Game Notes
  • Mike Green has a seven game point streak...he has one goal and 10 assists in his last seven games.
  • Jason Pominville and Chris Butler are both on a two game point streak.
  • The Sabres are 9-2-2 when scoring the first goal but they are 0-2-1 in their last three games when they score first.
  • The Sabres have jumped up to 18th on the power play rankings but they have been terrible on the road with only five goals on 41 opportunities.
  • The Capitals are a plus-13 when playing 5-on-5.
  • The Capitals are expected to be without Milan Jurcina, Mike Knuble and Alexander Semin to name a few...the Capitals already have 84 man-games lost.
  • Toni Lydman is expected to play in his 600th game tonight.
Expected Goalies


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ryan Miller 17 1003 12 3 33 1.97 477 444 .931 2


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Semyon Varlamov 12 681 8 1 29 2.56 346 317 .916 0

Line Combinations

Sabres Current Lines

Thomas Vanek - Tim Connolly -Drew Stafford
Clarke MacArthur - Derek Roy - Jason Pominville
Jochen Hecht - Tim Kennedy - Mike Grier
Matt Ellis - Paul Gaustad - Patrick Kaleta
Craig Rivet - Chris Butler
Steve Montador - Toni Lydman
Tyler Myers - Henrik Tallinder
Updated 11/25/09

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 finally sent it out this week.

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.

SPG Standings

Overall Standings

  1. zaniac75 - 16
  2. SpikeGelato - 16
  3. Afino - 16
  4. qdloser - 15
  5. JSCoope - 15
  6. lassathrax - 13
  7. Kitaman27 - 11
  8. joano - 11
  9. sabresandkane - 10
  10. bobsheppard - 10
  11. Kuhls2341 - 10

November Standings

  1. JSCoope - 10
  2. SpikeGelato - 9
  3. sabresandkane - 7
  4. Afino - 7
  5. zaniac75 - 6
  6. lassathrax - 6
  7. qdloser - 5
  8. clownfat - 5
  9. ktyczka - 4
  10. joano - 4