|Buffalo Sabres (21-10-3, 45pts)||Game #35||Toronto Maple Leafs (13-16-7, 33pts)|
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|Date:||December 21, 2009 ||Location:||Toronto , ON |
|Time:||7:00 p.m. ET ||Arena:||Air Canada Centre |
|TV:||Versus ||SBN Affiliate/ Blogs||Pension Plan Puppets|
|Season Series||BUF 3-0-0,TOR 0-2-1|
|Buffalo Sabres||Category||Toronto Maple Leafs|
|89 (2.62)||Goals For||103 (2.86)|
|73 (2.15)||Goals Against||125 (3.47)|
|1070 (31.5)||Shots For||1219 (33.9)|
|1032 (30.4)||Shots Against||1089 (30.2)|
|25/154 - 16.2% (27)||Power Play||26/135 - 19.3% (14)|
|18/118 - 84.8% (5)||Penalty Kill||38/132 - 71.2% (30)|
- The Sabres and the Leafs met in Buffalo on Friday night. The Sabres were victorious by a 5-2 margin but four goals were scored against Vesa Toskala.
- Toni Lydman has a goal and two assists in his last two games for the Sabres.
- If you need to get to sleep early tonight, it should be fine. The Sabes are 15-0-0 when they lead after two periods and they are 1-10-0 when they are trailing after two periods. Their record when tied after two periods is 5-0-3.
- The Sabres have improved to a plus-13 goal differential when playing 5-on-5. The Leafs are a minus-2 when playing 5-on-5.
- Tim Connolly leads the Sabres struggling power play with points. Connolly has three goals and nine assists with the man advantage.
- Jason Pominville has four assists and is a plus-5 in three games against the Leafs this season.
- Paul Gaustad is expected to play in his 300th NHL game tonight.
- The Sabres are 2-1-0 in Monday night games this season; the Leafs are 3-2-1 on Monday nights.
- Thomas Vanek and Patrick Kaleta will both miss the game with injury, Nathan Paetsch will play on the fourth line.
|2009 - Ryan Miller||29||1718||20||7||54||1.89||862||808||.937||4|
|2009 - Jonas Gustavsson||18||908||7||5||44||2.91||471||427||.907||1|
Sabres Current Lines
Jochen Hecht - Derek Roy -Drew Stafford
Clarke MacArthur - Tim Kennedy - Jason Pominville
Paul Gaustad - Tim Connolly - Mike Grier
Matt Ellis - Adam Mair - Nathan Paetsch
Craig Rivet - Andrej Sekera
Steve Montador - Toni Lydman
Tyler Myers - Henrik Tallinder