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Buffalo Sabres vs. Toronto Maple Leafs [Game Thread]

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Buffalo Sabres (27-11-4, 58pts) Game #43 Toronto Maple Leafs (15-20-9, 39pts)
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Date: January 8, 2010
Location: Buffalo , NY
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: HSBC Arena
TV: MSG-B
SBN Affiliate/ Blogs Pension Plan Puppets
Radio:

WGR (550AM)

Season Series BUF 4-0-0,TOR 0-2-2
Final Score

Buffalo Sabres Category Toronto Maple Leafs
115 (2.74) Goals For 119 (2.70)
94 (2.24) Goals Against 151 (3.34)
1292 (30.8) Shots For 1474 (33.5)
1323 (31.5) Shots Against 1309 (29.8)
29/176 - 16.5% (23) Power Play 29/158 - 18.4% (16)
21/141 - 85.1% (5) Penalty Kill 47/155 - 69.7% (30)
Game Notes
  • Tim Connolly tied a career high with his current seven game point streak. Connolly has five goals and six assists in his last seven games.
  • Jochen Hecht and Jason Pominville also have point streaks for the Sabres. Hecht is on a three game point streak (3-2-5) and Pominville has a two game point streak (1-1-2).
  • Tim Connolly, Jason Pominville, Thomas Vanek and Clarke MacArthur all have 11 goals and are tied for the team lead.
  • Chris Butler (minus-12) and MacArthur (minus-9) are the only minus players on the Sabres roster.
  • Ryan Miller has allowed only six goals in four games against the Leafs this season.
  • The Leafs have not scored a power play goal against the Sabres this season. The Sabres are perfect 9-for-9 on the penalty kill this season.
Expected Goalies


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ryan Miller 36 2112 24 8 72 2.05 1091 1019 .934 5


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Jonas Gustavsson 24 1270 8 8 62 2.93 643 581 .904 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