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Buffalo Sabres (37-30-9) Game # 77 Washington Capitals (47-23-7)
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Date: April 3, 2009
Location: Washington, DC
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Verizon Center
TV: MSG-B SBN Affiliate/ Blogs Japers Rink
Radio

WGR (550AM)

Season Series BUF 2pts - WSH 4pts
SB Nation Event Page Sabres @ Capitals

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Starting Goalies


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Ryan Miller 54 3164 31 16 6 5 133 2.52 1623 1490 .918 5


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Simeon Varlamov 4 207 3 0 0 0 6 1.74 98 92 .939 0



Leading Scorers


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Derek Roy 76 26 41 67 -6 30 8 0 9 1 207 12.6


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Alex Ovechkin 74 54 47 101 12 68 18 1 10 1 487 11.1



Injuries


Buffalo Sabres Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Paul Gaustad elbow 04/03/2009


Washington Capitals Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Brent Johnson hip 02/05/2009
Boyd Gordon fingers 03/18/2009
Chris Clark wrist 02/02/2009



Game Notes

  • Paul Gaustad will be in the lineup despite suffering a cut on his elbow on Wednesday night. It is unclear if there are any other lineup changes. {Buffalo News}
  • Sabres are currently at 83 points and have six games remaining. That leaves Buffalo with the potential for 95 points. The NY Rangers currently have 89 points and 97 potential points and the Florida Panthers have 87 points and 97 potential points.
  • Ryan Miller will make his fourth consecutive start since returning last Friday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Sabres have earned points in all three games with a record of 2-0-1.
  • Including tonight, the Sabres finish the season with six games in nine nights.
    The Sabres only other trip to Washington was a 3-2 loss on December 26. Patrick Lalime was in goal for the Sabres in that game.