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Buffalo Sabres (29-21-6) Game # 57 Carolina Hurricanes (27-24-5)
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Date: February 15, 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Arena: HSBC Arena
TV: MSG-B SBN Affiliate/ Blogs

Canes Country

Audio:

WGR (550AM)

Season Series 1-0-0

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This is the Sabres biggest game of the season up till this point. They had an emotional win on Friday night but tonight they have an opportunity for some separation between themselves and Carolina.

Probable Starting Goalies

Buffalo Sabres


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Ryan Miller 47 2794 27 14 5 3 117 2.51 1422 1305 .918 5

Carolina Hurricanes


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Cam Ward 43 2487 21 18 3 8 109 2.63 1182 1073 .908 3

Leading Scorers

Buffalo Sabres


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Derek Roy 56 20 32 52 4 22 5 0 7 1 149 13.4

Carolina Hurricanes


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Ray Whitney 56 17 27 44 -14 20 3 0 1 2 158 10.8

Game Notes

  • Sabres erased their power play woes on Friday night. They scored on their first three power plays and were 3-for-6 in the game.
  • The Sabres have a allowed a power play goal in their last four games and have killed only 6-of-12 in their last four games.
  • Derek Roy and Jason Pominville both scored on Friday night erasing long goal-less droughts.
  • Derek Roy had a goal and an assist on Friday. He has one goal and three assists in his last three games.
  • Tim Connolly is on a five game point streak. He has two goals and four assists in his last five.
  • Ryan Miller made 36 saves in the Sabres 3-1 victory over Carolina on January 17.
  • Buffalo has won five straight against Carolina at the HSBC Arena.