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Buffalo Sabres (38-32-9) Game # 80 Toronto Maple Leafs (33-34-13)
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Date: April 8, 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Arena: Air Canada Centre
TV: MSG-B SBN Affiliate/ Blogs Pension Plan Puppets
Radio

WGR (550AM)

Season Series BUF 8pts - TOR 2pts
SB Nation Event Page Sabres vs.Leafs

Starting Goalies


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Ryan Miller 57 3324 32 18 6 6 143 2.58 1713 1570 .917 5


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Curtis Joseph 20 783 5 8 1 1 47 3.60 354 307 .867 0



Leading Scorers


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Derek Roy 79 27 42 69 -7 38 9 0 9 1 212 12.7


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Jason Blake 76 25 37 62 -2 40 5 1 5 0 298 8.4



Injuries


Buffalo Sabres Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Tim Connolly undisclosed 04/08/2009
Clarke MacArthur undisclosed 04/08/2009

Doubtful

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Patrick Kaleta other-illness 04/08/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Patrick Lalime hip 04/06/2009


Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Olaf Kolzig biceps 01/27/2009
Jamie Heward concussion 01/02/2009



Game Notes

  • The Sabres have won the last four games against the Leafs.
  • No word on the health condition of Tim Connolly and Clarke MacArthur.
  • The Sabres now know that they need to win their final three games and the New York Rangers need to lose their final two games in regulation. The Florida Panthers also need to lose one of their final two in regulation.
  • We did a poll in the beginning of the season asking if the Sabres were going to make the playoffs. Only 39 people responded but not too many thought they would miss the playoffs this season.

{Update} - Clarke MacArthur is out of the lineup and Matt Ellis is in. {Buffalo News - Sabres Edge}. I guess that means that Tim Connolly is in the lineup.

Expected Lines

Sabres Current Lines

Thomas Vanek - Tim Connolly - Jason Pominville
Jochen Hecht - Derek Roy - Drew Stafford
Adam Mair - Paul Gaustad - Daniel Paille
Matt Ellis - Dominic Moore - Max Afinogenov
Jaro Spacek - Andrej Sekera