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Buffalo Sabres vs. New York Islanders [Game Threads]

Buffalo Sabres (8-2-1, 17pts) Game # 12 New York Islanders (5-4-5, 15pts)
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Date: November 4, 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: HSBC Arena
SBN Affiliate/ Blogs Lighthouse Hockey

WGR (550AM)

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

Category Buffalo Sabres New York Islanders
Goals For 32 (2.90) 36 (2.60)
Goals Against 24 (2.20) 40 (2.90)
Shots For 390(35.5) 432 (30.9)
Shots Against 323 (29.4) 457 (32.6)
Power Play 9/54 - 16.7% (20) 10/51 - 19.6% (17)
Penalty Kill 31/39 - 79.5% (16) 42/51 - 82.4% (10)
Game Notes
  • John Tavares is on a four game point streak with two goals and two assists in the four games.
  • The Islanders are on a four game winning streak that improved their record to 5-4-5.
  • The Islanders are 1-2-3 on the road this season with their one win coming in their last road game.
  • Sabres have not played since 5-0 loss at the Islanders on Saturday night.
  • Islanders beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 on Monday night.
  • The Sabres are a plus-9 in 5-on-5 situations with 22 goals scored and only 13 allowed.
  • The Islanders are a minus-4 in 5-on-5 situations with 23 goals for and 27 goals against.
  • The Sabres have allowed two or less goals in eight of their 11 games.
Starting Goalies

2009 - Ryan Miller 10 580 8 1 18 1.86 282 264 .936 1

2009 - Martin Biron 7 391 1 3 19 2.92 213 194 .911 1

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 - Andrej Sekera
Tyler Myers - Henrik Tallinder
Updated 11/4/09

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.


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

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