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Buffalo Sabres (32-18-8, 72pts) Game #59 Carolina Hurricanes (22-30-7, 51pts)
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Date:
February 11, 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: RBC Center
TV: MSG-B SB Nation Affiliate Canes Country
Radio:
WGR (550AM)
SB Nation Game Page Sabres vs Hurricanes coverage
Season Series Buffalo (1-1-0) - Carolina (1-1-0)

Buffalo Sabres Category Carolina Hurricanes
157 (2.7) Goals For 156 (2.6)
141 (2.4) Goals Against 185 (3.1)
1828 (31.5) Shots For 1710 (29.0)
1834 (31.6) Shots Against 1842 (31.2)
42/234 - 17.9% (T-15) Power Play 42/244 - 17.2% (21)
26/199 - 86.9% (1) Penalty Kill 47/248 - 81.0% (19)
Game Notes
  • Steve Montador is expected back from injury and Andrej Sekera will find himself back in the press box after playing a couple of games.
  • Derek Roy has scored two goals against the Canes this season and has 24 points in 21 career games against the Canes.
  • Thomas Vanek has four points (1+3) in two games this season and has 16 points (8+8) in 16 career games.
  • Manny Legace has a 4-0-0 record against the Sabres all-time but his goals against average is only 3.56.
  • The Sabres are on a five game winless streak, a four game road losing streak and they are just 2-6-2 in their last 10 games.
  • The Canes are on a three game winning streak, a four game home winning streak and are 7-3-0 in their last 10 games.
Players to Watch

Buffalo


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Thomas Vanek 53 17 20 37 0 24 8 0 3 0 138 12.3


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Derek Roy 56 14 27 41 -1 32 6 0 5 0 148 9.5


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Tim Connolly 58 14 39 53 8 18 5 1 4 0 158 8.9


Canes


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Jussi Jokinen 58 21 24 45 5 28 8 0 4 0 113 18.6


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Eric Staal 47 20 28 48 2 48 10 0 2 0 191 10.5


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Ray Whitney 57 16 28 44 1 20 3 0 3 0 120 13.3

Expected Goalies


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ryan Miller 50 2957 29 14 106 2.15 1534 1428 .931 5


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Manny Legace 16 837 6 5 41 2.94 411 370 .900 0



Projected Lines

Sabres Current Lines

Clarke MacArthur - Derek Roy -Drew Stafford
Jochen Hecht - Tim Connolly - Jason Pominville
Thomas Vanek - Tim Kennedy - Mike Grier
Adam Mair - Paul Gaustad - Matt Ellis
Craig Rivet - Chris Butler
Steve Montador - Toni Lydman
Tyler Myers - Henrik Tallinder
Updated 2/11/10