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Buffalo Sabres vs. Toronto Maple Leafs [Game Thread]

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Buffalo Sabres (20-10-2, 42pts) Game #33 Toronto Maple Leafs (12-15-7, 31pts)
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Date: December 18, 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Arena: HSBC Arena
TV: MSG-B
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Radio:

WGR (550AM)

Season Series BUF 2-0-0,TOR 0-1-1
Final Score

Buffalo Sabres Category Toronto Maple Leafs
83 (2.59) Goals For 99 (2.91)
70 (2.19) Goals Against 120 (3.53)
1011 (31.6) Shots For 1146 (33.7)
966 (30.2) Shots Against 1037 (30.5)
25/144 - 17.4% (24) Power Play 26/128 - 20.3% (11)
18/112 - 83.9% (7) Penalty Kill 38/127 - 70.1% (30)
Game Notes
  • Both the Sabres and Leafs are on a one game losing streak but the Sabres have won two in a row at home while the Leafs have dropped their last two road games.
  • Ryan Miller has started both of Buffalo's victories over Toronto.
  • Vesa Toskala will make his first start against the Sabres this season.
  • Paul Gaustad will return to the lineup tonight and Patrick Kaleta is expected to miss tonight's contest.
  • The Leafs are 6-3-0 in the month of December while the Sabres are 5-3-0.
  • Tim Connolly scored two goals and Jason Pominville has four assists in the Sabres two games against Toronto this season.
Starting Goalies


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ryan Miller 28 1658 19 7 52 1.88 820 768 .937 4


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Vesa Toskala 17 913 5 6 56 3.68 447 391 .875 0


Projected 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 - Adam Mair
Craig Rivet - Andrej Sekera
Steve Montador - Toni Lydman
Tyler Myers - Henrik Tallinder
Updated 12/18/09