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Buffalo Sabres (32-16-7, 71pts) Game #56 Carolina Hurricanes (19-30-7, 45pts)
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Date:
February 5, 2010
Location: Buffalo, NY
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Arena: HSBC Arena
TV: MSG-B SB Nation Affiliate Canes Country
Radio:

WGR (550AM)

Season Series BUF 1-0-0,CAR 0-1-0

Buffalo Sabres Category Carolina Hurricanes
152 (2.8) Goals For 145 (2.6)
131 (2.4) Goals Against 180 (3.2)
1724 (31.3) Shots For 1628 (29.1)
1748 (31.8) Shots Against 1756 (31.4)
41/221 - 18.6% (13) Power Play 41/230 - 17.8% (18)
24/185 - 87.0% (1) Penalty Kill 47/235 - 80.0% (T-22)
Things You Should Know
  • Both teams are struggling as they head into this game. They are both on a two game losing streak.
  • Sabres won the only meeting between the two teams this season. Five different Sabres scored in a 5-1 victory in November.
  • The two teams will meet again next week in Carolina.
  • Cam Ward has been ruled out for the game tonight which means Manny Legace is expected to start.
  • The Sabres are 18-6-5 at home this season.
Players to Watch


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Tim Connolly 55 14 38 52 9 18 5 1 4 0 145 9.7


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Thomas Vanek 50 17 18 35 -1 22 8 0 3 0 127 13.4


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Jason Pominville 55 15 25 40 8 10 6 0 1 0 165 9.1


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Jussi Jokinen 55 18 23 41 0 26 7 0 3 0 104 17.3


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Eric Staal 44 19 26 45 -3 46 10 0 2 0 181 10.5


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Ray Whitney 54 16 25 41 -5 20 3 0 3 0 113 14.2






Expected Goalies


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ryan Miller 48 2833 29 13 100 2.12 1473 1373 .932 5


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Manny Legace 14 717 4 5 37 3.10 360 323 .897 0



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