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Buffalo Sabres (28-11-5, 61pts) Game #45 Atlanta Thrashers (20-19-6, 46pts)
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Date: January 14, 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Philips Arena
TV: MSG-B
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Radio:

WGR (550AM)

Season Series BUF 1-1-0,ATL 1-0-1
Final Score

Buffalo Sabres Category Atlanta Thrashers
121 (2.8) Goals For 139 (3.1)
99 (2.3) Goals Against 147 (3.3)
1358 (30.9) Shots For 1306 (29.0)
1403 (31.9) Shots Against 1525 (33.9)
33/183 - 18.0% (17) Power Play 33/166 - 19.9% (11)
21/150 - 86.0% (5) Penalty Kill 33/167 - 80.2% (T-19)
Game Notes
  • Tim Connolly has been on a recent hot streak. He currently has a career high nine game point streak with five goals and 14 points in his last nine games.
  • Thomas Vanek has always been a streaky scorer. He scored a goal against Colorado on Saturday.
  • Max Afinogenov has 16 goals this season while Thomas Vanek leads the Sabres with 12 goals.
  • The Sabres are 7-1-2 in their last 10 games while the Thrashers are just 2-6-2 in their last 10.
  • Ilya Kovalchuk has scored three goals in two games against the Sabres this season.
Expected Goalies


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ryan Miller 37 2172 25 8 74 2.04 1141 1067 .935 5


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ondrej Pavelec 28 1469 10 12 87 3.55 891 804 .902 2


Projected Lines

Sabres Current Lines

Paul Gaustad - Derek Roy -Drew Stafford
Jochen Hecht - Tim Connolly - Jason Pominville
Thomas Vanek - Tim Kennedy - Mike Grier
Adam Mair - Clarke MacArthur - Patrick Kaleta
Craig Rivet - Chris Butler
Steve Montador - Toni Lydman
Tyler Myers - Henrik Tallinder
Updated 1/14/10