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Buffalo Sabres (32-15-7, 71pts) Game #55 Ottawa Senators (31-21-4, 66pts)
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Date:
February 3, 2010
Location: Buffalo, NY
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: HSBC Arena
TV: MSG-B SB Nation Affiliate Silver Seven
Radio:

WGR (550AM)

Season Series BUF 0-2-1,OTT 3-0-0
Final Score

Buffalo Sabres Category Ottawa Senators
150 (2.8) Goals For 153 (2.7)
127 (2.4) Goals Against 154 (2.8)
1688 (31.3) Shots For 1688 (31.3)
1710 (31.7) Shots Against 1710 (31.7)
41/217 - 18.9% (13) Power Play 29/191 - 15.2% (T-29)
24/181 - 86.7% (T-2) Penalty Kill 36/215 - 83.8% (8)
Things You Should Know
  • If not for the Washington Capitals, the Ottawa Senators would be the hottest team in the NHL. The Sens come in to the game tonight with a nine game winning streak.
  • The Sens have had the Sabres number for what feels like an eternity. It has been over a year since the last time the Sabres beat the Sens. A 4-2 victory on January 6, 2009.
  • The Sens and Sabres will meet two more times this season but the next meeting is not until March 26, 2010.
  • Sens Goalie Brian Elliot is 6-0-0 with a 1.85 GAA and a .930 sv% in six career appearances against the Sabres.
  • The Sabres are 9-0-3 in their last 12 games at home and they are currently on a two game home winning streak.
Players to Watch


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Derek Roy 52 12 27 39 -1 32 5 0 5 0 134 9.0

  • 26 points in 33 career games against the Ottawa Senators.


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Jason Pominville 54 15 23 38 7 8 6 0 1 0 164 9.1

  • Leads Sabres with two goals scored in three games against the Sens this season.


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Thomas Vanek 49 17 18 35 0 22 8 0 3 0 123 13.8

  • Thomas Vanek scored two goals in each of his last two games. (2G-1A-3PTS)
  • Vanek has 6G-6A-12PTS in his last 12 games.
  • Vanek has had some success against Ottawa. He has 13G-11A-24PTS in 32 career games.


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Jason Spezza 34 9 14 23 -1 10 5 0 2 0 97 9.3

  • Four goals in his last four games played.
  • Has 47 career points in 37 career games against the Sabres. (16G-31A-47PTS)


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Daniel Alfredsson 45 14 28 42 8 14 2 1 3 0 105 13.3

  • 74 points in 73 career games versus the Sabres. (35G-39A-74PTS)
  • Two goals and three points in three games versus the Sabres this season.


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Mike Fisher 54 19 22 41 13 27 7 0 5 0 160 11.9

  • Two goals scored in his last two games.
Starting Goalies


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ryan Miller 47 2773 29 12 97 2.10 1436 1339 .932 5


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Brian Elliott 33 1803 17 11 75 2.50 828 753 .909 3



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 - Tim Kennedy - Matt Ellis
Craig Rivet - Chris Butler
Andrej Sekera - Toni Lydman
Tyler Myers - Henrik Tallinder
Updated 2/3/10

Senators projected Lines

Michalek-Spezza-Alfredsson
Regin-Fisher-Kovalev
Shannon-Winchester-Cheechoo
Ruutu-Kelly-Neil
(Inj: Foligno)
(scratch: Donovan)
Phillips-Volchenkov
Kuba-Karlsson
Campoli-Carkner
(scratch: Picard)
Elliott
Brodeur
(Inj: Leclaire)