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Buffalo Sabres (39-32-9) Game # 81 Carolina Hurricanes (45-28-7)
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Date: April 9, 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: RBC Center
TV: MSG-B SBN Affiliate/ Blogs Canes Country
Radio

WGR (550AM)

Season Series BUF 3pts - CAR 3pts
SB Nation Event Page Sabres vs.Canes

Starting Goalies


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Ryan Miller 58 3384 33 18 6 6 144 2.55 1746 1602 .918 5


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Cam Ward 67 3898 39 22 5 10 156 2.40 1888 1732 .917 6



Leading Scorers


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Derek Roy 80 27 42 69 -7 38 9 0 9 1 215 12.6


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Eric Staal 80 39 35 74 15 50 13 1 8 0 364 10.7



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2008 - Ray Whitney 80 24 50 74 4 32 7 0 2 2 212 11.3



Injuries


Buffalo Sabres Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Clarke MacArthur undisclosed 04/09/2009

Doubtful

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Patrick Kaleta other-illness 04/09/2009

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

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


Carolina Hurricanes Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Joe Corvo other-excused 04/09/2009

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Matt Cullen foot 04/09/2009



Game Notes

  • Another do-or-die game for the Buffalo Sabres. If the Sabres lose or the Rangers earn one point the dream will be over.
  • The Canes have won 14 straight games at home.
  • The Sabres lost the last meeting in Carolina 2-1 with Patrick Lalime in goal.
  • Nathan Paetsch will be in the lineup as a forward tonight because Max Afinogenov is sick. {Buffalo News}

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 - Nathan Paetsch
Jaro Spacek - Andrej Sekera