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Buffalo Sabres (31-23-6) Game # 61 Anaheim Ducks (29-27-5)
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Date: February 24, 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: HSBC Arena
TV: Versus SBN Affiliate/ Blogs Battle of California
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WGR (550AM)

Season Series 0-1-0
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The Patrick Lalime ere begins tonight. Sure Miller will take the reigns back as soon as possible but no matter how long or short a stint it is...the Patrick Lalime era begins tonight.

Starting Goalies


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Patrick Lalime 13 663 2 7 1 1 35 3.17 334 299 .895 0


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Jonas Hiller 31 1640 14 12 1 5 62 2.27 790 728 .922 4

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GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Jean-Sebastien Giguere 37 2021 15 15 4 3 105 3.12 1072 967 .902 2


Scoring Leaders


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Derek Roy 60 22 35 57 5 24 7 0 8 1 161 13.7


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Ryan Getzlaf 60 20 49 69 9 91 6 0 2 0 183 10.9



Game Notes

  • The Ducks will be without Travis Moen who traveled back to Orange County to be with his wife who is giving/gave birth to their first child.
  • The Sabres are coming off a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers who fired their coach after an overtime loss to the Leafs.
  • This will be the 11th start of the season for Patrick Lalime
  • The Sabres have allowed at least one power play goal in their last eight games. Opponents have converted 10-of-24 power plays in that time frame.
    Sabres have scored eight power play goals in their last five games. They are 8-for-23 in their last five games.
  • Anaheim has allowed two power play goals in each of their last four games. Opponents are 8-for-25 in the last four.
  • Ducks have scored power play goals in last three and are 4-for-15 in last four games.
  • Ryan Getzlaf, Chris Kunitz and Teemu Selanne have combined for seven goals in the last four games.
  • Derek Roy has scored a power play goal in his last two games.