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Buffalo Sabres (26-11-4, 56pts) Game #42 Tampa Bay Lightning (16-15-10, 42pts)
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Date: January 6, 2010
Location: Buffalo , NY
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: HSBC Arena
TV: MSG-B
SBN Affiliate/ Blogs Raw Charge
Radio:

WGR (550AM)

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

Buffalo Sabres Category Tampa Bay Lightning
110 (2.68) Goals For 102 (2.49)
91 (2.22) Goals Against 115 (2.80)
1257 (30.7) Shots For 1182 (28.8)
1284 (31.3) Shots Against 1277 (31.1)
28/173 - 16.2% (24) Power Play 29/169 - 17.2% (20)
21/138 - 84.8% (6) Penalty Kill 33/170 - 80.6% (18)
Game Notes
  • The Sabres are currently on a four game winning streak. It is their fifth four game winning streak of the season but they have yet to reach a five game winning streak.
  • Tim Connolly is riding a six game winning streak into the game tonight. He has five goals and nine points during the streak.
  • The last meeting between the Sabres and Lightning was won in a shootout by the Buffalo Sabres. Tyler Myers scored the winning goal in the shootout.
Expected Goalies


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ryan Miller 35 2052 23 8 69 2.02 1052 983 .934 5


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Mike Smith 25 1453 9 10 70 2.89 745 675 .906 1

Projected Lines

Sabres Current Lines

Paul Gaustad - Derek Roy -Drew Stafford
Jochen Hecht - Tim Connolly - Jason Pominville
Thomas Vanek - Tim Kennedy - Mike Grier
Matt Ellis - Clarke MacArthur - Adam Mair
Craig Rivet - Chris Butler
Steve Montador - Toni Lydman
Tyler Myers - Henrik Tallinder
Updated 1/3/10