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Buffalo Sabres vs. New Jersey Devils [Game Thread]

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Buffalo Sabres (16-8-2, 32pts) Game # 27 New Jersey Devils (19-7-1, 39pts)
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Date: December 7, 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: HSBC Arena
TV: Versus
SBN Affiliate/ Blogs In Lou We Trust

WGR (550AM)

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

Buffalo Sabres Category New Jersey Devils
71 (2.73) Goals For 73 (2.70)
59 (2.27) Goals Against 60 (2.22)
847 (32.6) Shots For 800 (29.6)
764 (29.4) Shots Against 749 (27.7)
22/116 - 19.0% (20) Power Play 22/101 - 21.8% (7)
13/91 - 85.7% (3) Penalty Kill 15/82 - 81.7% (12)
  • Jason Pominville remains hot for the Sabres...he has six points (2+4) during his four game point streak.
  • Jamie Langenbrunner is riding a four game point streak (2+3) into tonight's game for the Devils.
  • The Devils are 10-2-1 on the road this season after starting the season 9-0-0 on the road.
  • Both teams are 4-1-0 in their last five games.
  • The Sabres won the previous meeting between these two teams by a score a 4-1.
  • Tim Kennedy scored his first career goal against the Devils earlier this season.
Starting Goalies

2009 - Ryan Miller 23 1360 16 5 42 1.85 658 616 .936 3

2009 - Martin Brodeur 25 1502 17 7 55 2.20 684 629 .920 1

Expected Lines

Sabres Current Lines

Thomas Vanek - Tim Connolly -Drew Stafford
Jochen Hecht - Derek Roy - Jason Pominville
Clarke MacArthur - Tim Kennedy - Patrick Kaleta
Matt Ellis - Adam Mair - Nathan Paetsch
Craig Rivet - Andrej Sekera
Steve Montador - Toni Lydman
Tyler Myers - Henrik Tallinder
Updated 12/7/09

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.


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

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