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Buffalo Sabres (15-7-2, 32pts) Game # 25 Montreal Canadiens (12-13-2, 26pts)
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Date: December 3, 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: HSBC Arena
TV: MSG
SBN Affiliate/ Blogs Habs Eyes On The Prize
Radio:

WGR (550AM)

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

Buffalo Sabres Category Montreal Canadiens
64 (2.67) Goals For 62 (2.30)
55 (2.29) Goals Against 77 (2.85)
773 (32.2) Shots For 760 (28.1)
709 (29.5) Shots Against 833 (30.9)
22/111 - 19.8% (18) Power Play 14/82 - 17.1% (24)
13/88 - 85.2% (3) Penalty Kill 23/113 - 79.6% (15)
Game Notes
  • The Sabres begin this game with a three game winning streak.
  • Jhonas Enroth has been recalled to backup Ryan Miller while Patrick Lalime heads to Portland on a two-game rehab assignment.
  • Jochen Hecht has scored goals in two consecutive games. He has a total of three points in his last two games.
  • Derek Roy and Jason Pominville also have three points in their last two games. Roy has a goal and two assists, while Pominville has three assists.
  • With the Sabres and Bills both in action tonight...there are plenty of options. Remember to head over to Buffalo Rumblings when the Sabres game ends to chat with Bills fans.
Starting Goalies


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ryan Miller 21 1242 15 4 38 1.84 603 565 .937 3


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Jaroslav Halak 9 481 5 3 21 2.62 218 197 .904 0



Expected Lines

Sabres Current Lines

Thomas Vanek - Tim Connolly -Drew Stafford
Clarke MacArthur - Derek Roy - Jason Pominville
Jochen Hecht - Tim Kennedy - Mike Grier
Matt Ellis - Adam Mair - Patrick Kaleta
Craig Rivet - Chris Butler
Steve Montador - Toni Lydman
Tyler Myers - Henrik Tallinder
Updated 12/3/09


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 JSCoope on winning the prize for November. I will be contacting you soon to get mailing information.

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.