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Buffalo Sabres (20-9-2, 42pts) Game #32 Ottawa Senators (16-12-4, 34pts)
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Date: December 16, 2009
Location: Kanata, ON
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Arena: Scotiabank Place
TV: MSG-B
SBN Affiliate/ Blogs Silver Seven
Radio:

WGR (550AM)

Season Series BUF 0-1-0,OTT 1-0-0
Final Score

Buffalo Sabres Category Ottawa Senators
83 (2.68) Goals For 90 (2.81)
68 (2.19) Goals Against 93 (2.91)
989 (31.9) Shots For 956 (29.9)
938 (30.3) Shots Against 904 (28.2)
25/138 - 18.1% (21) Power Play 21/115 - 18.3% (20)
18/109 - 83.5% (8) Penalty Kill 24/133 - 82.0% (12)
Game Notes
  • Patrick Kaleta has a two-game goal scoring streak with three goals (two shorthanded) in the last two games.
  • Tyler Myers has a three game point streak with an assist in each of his last three games.
  • Jochen Hecht has three assists in the last two games.
  • Mike Fischer has two goals and two assists during his current four game point streak.
  • Nick Foligno, son of Sabres great Mike Foligno, has a three game point streak with a goal and three assists but he will miss tonight's game with one of those pesky lower body injuries.
  • This will be the Sabres eighth game of the 15 that are scheduled in the month of December. They are currently 5-2-0 in December.
  • The Sabres have struggled in recent years and they lost the only meeting between the two this season.
  • Daniel Alfredsson scored twice in the Sens 5-3 victory over the Sabres on November 21.
  • Jason Spezza injured his knee against the Maple Leafs on Monday night and will not be in the lineup tonight for the Sens.
  • Adam Mair will play in his 500th game tonight and Steve Montador will play his 400th.
Starting Goalies


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ryan Miller 27 1600 19 6 50 1.88 792 742 .937 4


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Brian Elliott 18 1034 8 7 48 2.79 484 436 .901 1



Expected Lines

Sabres Current Lines

Thomas Vanek - Derek Roy -Drew Stafford
Clarke MacArthur - Tim Connolly - Jason Pominville
Jochen Hecht - Tim Kennedy - Patrick Kaleta
Matt Ellis - Adam Mair - Mike Grier
Craig Rivet - Andrej Sekera
Steve Montador - Toni Lydman
Tyler Myers - Henrik Tallinder
Updated 12/16/09