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Buffalo Sabres (30-13-7, 67pts) Game #51 Vancouver Canucks (31-18-2, 64pts)
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Date: January 25, 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC
Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Arena: GM Place
TV: MSG-B SB Nation Affiliate Nucks Misconduct
Radio:

WGR (550AM)

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

Buffalo Sabres Category Vancouver Canucks
141 (2.8) Goals For 165 (3.2)
117 (2.3) Goals Against 123 (2.4)
1568 (31.4) Shots For 1516 (29.7)
1583 (31.7) Shots Against 1476 (28.9)
37/206 - 18.0% (T-15) Power Play 46/206 - 22.3% (4)
23/174 - 86.8% (3) Penalty Kill 35/198 - 82.3% (13)
What to Watch For
  • Tim Connolly has the longest current point streak in the NHL at 15 games. He has seven goals and 24 points during his streak.
  • Connolly isn't the only player with a point streak. Canucks Forward Alexandre Burrows is on an 11 game point streak with 13 goals and 18 points in his last 11 games.
  • A third streak belongs to the Vancouver Canucks. They are currently on a four game winning streak that includes three in a row at home.
  • The Canucks are 8-1-0 against the Eastern Conference and 2-0-0 against the Northeast Division.
  • Ex-Sabres Forward Steve Bernier plays for the Canucks. Bernier has 11 goals and 20 oints in 46 games this season.
  • The Sedin twins are both averaging over a point per game this season. In nine career games against the Sabres they combine for three goals and eight points.
Expected Goalies


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ryan Miller 43 2531 27 10 87 2.06 1309 1222 .934 5


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Roberto Luongo 44 2560 27 14 97 2.27 1229 1132 .921 3



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