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Buffalo Sabres (16-7-2, 32pts) Game # 26 NY Rangers (13-13-1, 27pts)
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Date: December 5, 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: HSBC Arena
TV: MSG
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Radio:

WGR (550AM)

Season Series BUF 0-0-0,NYR 0-0-0
Final Score Buffalo 1 - NY Rangers 2

Buffalo Sabres Category New York Rangers
70 (2.80) Goals For 78 (2.88)
57 (2.28) Goals Against 84 (3.11)
810 (32.4) Shots For 782 (29.0)
732 (29.3) Shots Against 799 (29.6)
22/113 - 19.5% (20) Power Play 22/103 - 21.4% (10)
13/89 - 85.4% (3) Penalty Kill 19/118 - 83.9% (6)
Game Notes
  • Tim Kennedy has three goals on the season and has scored in two consecutive games.
  • Six Sabres are currently on three game point streaks...Derek Roy (2-3-5)...Jason Pominville (1-4-5)...Mike Grier (2-2-4)...Jochen Hecht (2-2-4)...Andrej Sekera (1-3-4)...Tim Kennedy (2-1-3)
  • Marian Gaborik has scored 21 goals and has 37 points in 25 games
  • The Sabres are 3-0-2 when wearing their third jersey
  • The Rangers boast Chris Drury and Ales Kotalik on their current roster. This will be the first time Kotalik will play against the Sabres.
Expected Goalies


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ryan Miller 22 1302 16 4 40 1.84 626 586 .936 3


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Henrik Lundqvist 23 1315 11 10 60 2.74 666 606 .910 1



Projected 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 - Andrej Sekera
Steve Montador - Toni Lydman
Tyler Myers - Henrik Tallinder
Updated 12/5/09

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.