|Buffalo Sabres (29-11-6, 64pts)||Game #47||Phoenix Coyotes (28-16-5, 61pts)|
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|Date:||January 18, 2010 ||Location:||Glendale, AZ |
|Time:||7:00 p.m. ET ||Arena:||Jobing.com Arena |
|TV:||MSG-B ||SBN Affiliate/ Blogs||Five For Howling|
|Season Series||BUF 1-0-0,PHX 0-1-0|
|Final Score||Sabres 7 Coyotes 2|
|Buffalo Sabres||Category||Phoenix Coyotes|
|125 (2.7)||Goals For||127 (2.6)|
|102 (2.2)||Goals Against||118 (2.4)|
|1423 (30.9)||Shots For||1461(29.8)|
|1474 (32.0)||Shots Against||1410 (28.8)|
|34/192 - 17.7% (T-17)||Power Play||33/192 - 17.2% (22)|
|22/161 - 86.3% (3)||Penalty Kill||35/202 - 82.7% (10)|
- When looking at the special teams percentages the teams appear to be even, however the Sabres are a plus-12 and the Coyotes a minus-2 on special teams.
- Tim Connolly will put his 11 game point streak (5-11-16) on the line tonight. Connolly is the team leader with 39 points on the season.
- The Coyotes and Sabres are very similar teams that play a defensive style and expect every line to contribute offensively. With all the hat tricks that are scored in the NHL it's surprising that neither of these teams have had one this season despite their impressive records in their respective conferences.
- The Sabres beat the Coyotes at HSBC Arena on October 8 with Clarke MacArthur and Thomas Vanek scoring goals for the Sabres. Matthew Lombardi was the goal scorer for the Coyotes.
- The Coyotes are 12-2-2 in their last 16 home games and they are 2-1-1 on their current home stand.
- The Sabres are 7-0-1 against Western Conference teams heading into the game against Phoenix.
|2009 - Ryan Miller||39||2298||26||8||77||2.01||1212||1135||.936||5|
|2009 - Ilya Bryzgalov||42||2484||25||12||94||2.27||1159||1065||.919||5|
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