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Buffalo Sabres (30-22-6) Game # 59 Philadelphia Flyers (30-16-9)
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Date: February 19, 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Wachovia Center
TV: MSG-B SBN Affiliate/ Blogs Broad Street Hockey
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WGR (550AM)

Season Series 0-1-0
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Another big game for the Sabres. They haven't seen the Flyers too much this season but they will play them twice more after tonight. Buffalo currently trails the Flyers by three points so tonight is big game for the Sabres.

Starting Goalies


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Ryan Miller 49 2874 28 15 5 3 120 2.51 1468 1348 .918 5


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Martin Biron 34 1966 17 11 5 1 94 2.87 1022 928 .908 1


Leading Scorers


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Derek Roy 58 20 32 52 4 24 5 0 7 1 157 12.7


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Jeff Carter 55 34 25 59 11 40 10 4 7 0 239 14.2



Game Notes

  • Paul Gaustad is expected back in the lineup tonight. He will play on the wing with Derek Roy and Drew Stafford.
  • They play three periods in the NHL but against the Flyers you might as well play one. The Flyers have are 23-4-5 when they score first and they are 19-1-2 when they lead after one period.
  • Philadelphia is 4-1-0 in their last five games...the Sabres are 2-2-1.
  • Buffalo is 4-3-1 in the month of February.
  • Philadelphia has the 4th best power play in the league and they are number one at home with 33 goals in 100 power plays.