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Buffalo Sabres (30-12-6, 66pts) Game #49 Los Angeles Kings (27-19-3, 57pts)
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Date: January 21, 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
Arena: Staples Center
TV: MSG-B
SBN Affiliate/ Blogs Jewels From The Crown
Radio:

WGR (550AM)

Season Series BUF 0-0-0,LAK 0-0-0
Final Score

Buffalo Sabres Category Los Angeles Kings
136 (2.83) Goals For 138 (2.82)
109 (2.27) Goals Against 135 (2.76)
1499 (31.2) Shots For 1432 (29.2)
1530 (31.9) Shots Against 1353 (27.6)
35/199 - 17.6% (17) Power Play 36/196 - 18.6% (15)
23/167 - 86.2% (3) Penalty Kill 38/186 - 79.6% (22)
Game Notes
  • This is the only matchup of the season between the Kings and Sabres.
  • The Sabres were 1-for-4 on the power play against Anaheim on Tuesday. Tonight they face the 22nd ranked penalty kill that is below 80% on the kill.
  • Keeping tabs on Tim Connolly. His point streak is now at 13 games with 21 points in his last 13.
  • The Sabres lost for the first time against a Western Conference opponent in their 5-4 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday. The Sabres have an impressive 8-1-1 record against the West and the Kings have been equally impressive against the East with an 8-3-0 record.
  • This game will feature two goalies that were selected for the USA Olympic team Ryan Miller is expected to be the starter while Jonathan Quick will be one of the backups.
Expected Goalies


Ryan Miller

#30 / Goalie / Buffalo Sabres

6-2

175

Jul 17, 1980



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ryan Miller 41 2407 27 9 80 1.99 1257 1177 .936 5


Jonathan Quick

#32 / Goalie / Los Angeles Kings

6-1

223

Jan 21, 1986



GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Jonathan Quick 44 2634 25 16 114 2.60 1198 1084 .905 1





Projected Lines

Sabres Current Lines

Thomas Vanek - Derek Roy -Drew Stafford
Jochen Hecht - Tim Connolly - Jason Pominville
Clarke MacArthur - Paul Gaustad - Mike Grier
Adam Mair - Matt Ellis - Patrick Kaleta
Craig Rivet - Chris Butler
Steve Montador - Toni Lydman
Tyler Myers - Henrik Tallinder
Updated 1/19/10