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Buffalo Sabres vs. Colorado Avalanche [Game Thread]

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Buffalo Sabres (28-11-4, 60pts) Game #44 Colorado Avalanche (24-15-6, 54pts)
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Date: January 9, 2010
Location: Buffalo , NY
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: HSBC Arena
TV: MSG-B
SBN Affiliate/ Blogs Mile High Hockey
Radio:

WGR (550AM)

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

Buffalo Sabres Category Colorado Avalanche
118 (2.74) Goals For 128 (2.84)
96 (2.23) Goals Against 124 (2.76)
1323 (30.8) Shots For 1182 (26.3)
1373 (31.8) Shots Against 1442 (32.0)
32/179 - 17.9% (T-15) Power Play 32/179 - 17.9% (T-15)
21/145 - 85.5% (6) Penalty Kill 34/172 - 80.2% (19)




Game Notes
  • Tim Connolly extended his point streak to eight games with two assists against the Leafs on Friday night. Connolly has five goals and eight assists during his eight game streak.
  • The Avs have been a surprise team but they are just 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and 2-3-0 in their last five.
  • Colorado won the only meeting between the two teams last season with a 2-1 shootout win.
Expected Goalies


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Patrick Lalime 7 369 3 2 16 2.60 193 177 .917 0


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Craig Anderson 37 2212 20 11 99 2.69 1184 1085 .916 3



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