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Buffalo Sabres (32-18-7, 71pts) Game #58 Boston Bruins (24-22-11, 59pts)
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Date:
February 9, 2010
Location: Buffalo, NY
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: HSBC Arena
TV: MSG-B SB Nation Affiliate Stanley Cup of Chowder
Radio:
WGR (550AM)
SB Nation Game Page Sabres vs Blue Jackets coverage
Season Series Buffalo (1-1-1) - Boston (2-1-0)

Buffalo Sabres Category Boston Bruins
155 (2.7) Goals For 132 (2.3)
139 (2.4) Goals Against 137 (2.4)
1783 (31.3) Shots For 1765 (31.0)
1800 (31.6) Shots Against 1691 (29.7)
41/231 - 17.7% (18) Power Play 35/193 - 18.1% (15)
26/197 - 86.8% (1) Penalty Kill 27/203 - 86.7% (2)
Game Notes
  • The Bruins have added four new players this season and three of them have ties to the Buffalo Sabres. Daniel Paille was traded to the Bruins earlier this season. Miro Satan and Steve Begin also have ties to the Sabres although Begin never played for the Sabres. Begin was acquired via trade but he was lost on waivers before he played for the Sabres.
  • The Sabres are on a season worst four game losing streak. They are 0-4-0 in February while the Bruins are 1-1-2 in February.
  • The Sabres last win was against the Boston Bruins.
  • The Bruins are a minus-12 while playing 5-on-5 and the Sabres are a plus-5.
  • The Sabres have the best penalty kill in the league and the Bruins have the second best.
  • Ryan Miller is 1-0-1 against the Bruins this season and has allowed only three goals in his two appearances.
  • Tuuka Rask has a 2-1-0 record with a 1.68 goals against average and a .937 save percentage against the Sabres in his career.
Players to Watch


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Tim Connolly 57 14 38 52 8 18 5 1 4 0 153 9.2


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Jason Pominville 57 15 26 41 8 12 6 0 1 0 170 8.8


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Thomas Vanek 52 17 20 37 1 22 8 0 3 0 134 12.7


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Patrice Bergeron 51 12 24 36 0 20 0 1 3 0 129 9.3


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Zdeno Chara 57 5 26 31 4 66 3 0 1 0 167 3.0


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2009 - Marc Savard 34 9 19 28 0 14 5 0 1 0 67 13.4







Expected Goalies


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Ryan Miller 49 2892 29 14 104 2.16 1500 1396 .931 5


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Tuukka Rask 26 1456 11 7 49 2.02 689 640 .929 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