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Buffalo Sabres vs. New Jersey Devils [Game Thread]

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Buffalo Sabres (30-14-7, 67pts) Game #52 New Jersey Devils (34-16-1, 69pts)
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Date: January 27, 2010
Location: Buffalo, NY
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: HSBC Arena
TV: MSG-B SB Nation Affiliate In Lou We Trust
Radio:

WGR (550AM)

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

Buffalo Sabres Category New Jersey Devils
143 (2.8) Goals For 132 (2.6)
120 (2.4) Goals Against 112 (2.2)
1600 (31.4) Shots For 1530 (30.0)
1608 (31.5) Shots Against 1415 (27.7)
38/207 - 18.4% (15) Power Play 34/176 - 19.3% (T-8)
23/177 - 87.0% (3) Penalty Kill 27/154 - 82.5% (T-12)
Things You Should Know
  • Tim Connolly currently has the longest point streak in the NHL at 16 games. He has seven goals and 25 points during the streak. Dave Andreychuk is second on the Sabres all-time list with a 17 game streak and Gilbert Perreault holds the franchise record with an 18 game streak in 1971.
  • Thomas Vanek is the Sabres leader in goals (15) and power play goals (7).
  • This game features two teams that have struggled as of late. The Sabres are 4-3-3 in their last 10 games and the Devils are on;y 4-6-0 in their last 10 games.
  • The Devils are coming off a 3-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators last night. The Senators are now only five points behind the Sabres for first place in the Northeast Division.
  • They should only play a 40 minute game tonight. The Buffalo Sabres are 19-0-0 when they lead after two periods and the New Jersey Devils are even more impressive with a 23-0-0 record when leading after two periods.
  • The Sabres last regulation loss at HSBC Arena was a 3-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils on December 7, 2009.
  • Ex-Sabres forward Dainius Zubrus has returned from injury and is expected to be in the lineup for the Devils tonight.
Expected Goalies


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ryan Miller 44 2590 27 11 90 2.08 1334 1244 .933 5


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Martin Brodeur 49 2835 31 16 104 2.20 1302 1198 .920 7



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