Archive for November 2nd, 2011


Sabres Aim to Ground the Flyers at First Niagara Center

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Last Game:
Philadelphia: Oct 29 vs. Hurricanes-Fyers Won 5-1

Buffalo: Oct 29 vs. Panthers-Sabres Lost 3-2

Philadelphia: 6-4-1
Buffalo: 6-4-0

Philadelphia: 13
Buffalo: 12

Rank In Conference:
Philadelphia: 5th
Buffalo: 8th

Power Play Ranking:
Philadelphia: 22.2(T-7th)
Buffalo: 21.9(9th)

Penalty Kill Ranking:
Philadelphia: 81.5(19th)
Buffalo: 91.9(2nd)

Goals For:
Philadelphia: 41(1st)
Buffalo: 29(T-11th)

Goals Against:
Philadelphia: 36(T-25th)
Buffalo: 22(T-3rd)

Shots For:
Philadelphia: 361(T-6th)
Buffalo: 294(22nd)

Shots Against:
Philadelphia: 289(7th)
Buffalo: 319(12th)

Blocked Shots:
Philadelphia: 166(13th)
Buffalo: 122(27th)

Philadelphia: 230(16th)
Buffalo: 168(T-29th)

Faceoff Percentage:
Philadelphia: 46.4(28th)
Buffalo: 50.8(T-9th)

Team Leaders:

Philadelphia: Giroux(7), Jagr(5), Hartnell, Briere, van Riemsdyk(4), Read and Talbot(3)
Buffalo: Vanek(8), Pominville(5), Adam and Stafford(3), Gerbe and Boyes(2)

Philadelphia: Timonen(9), Giroux(8), Hartnell(7), Jagr, Briere, Pronger(6)
Buffalo: Pominville(9), Vanek(7), Ehrhoff and Adam(6), Gerbe and Boyes(4), Roy, Gragnani, Myers(3)

Philadelphia: Giroux(15), Jagr and Hartnell(11), Briere(10), Timonen(9)
Buffalo: Vanek(15), Pominville(14), Adam(9), Ehrhoff(7), Boyes and Gerbe(6), Stafford(5)

Philadelphia: Hartnell, Couturier, Timonen(+5), Coburn, Read, Jagr, Briere(+3)
Buffalo: Sekera(+6), Gerbe(+5), Vanek(+4), Pominville, Gragnani, Gaustad(+3)

Penalty Minutes:
Philadelphia: Rinaldo(28), Simmonds(24), Walker(16), Hartnell and Briere(14), Coburn(12)
Buffalo: Kaleta(16), McCormick and Gaustad(14), Stafford(12), Vanek(10), Gerbe and Regehr(8)

Philadelphia: van Riemsdyk(38), Jagr(35), Giroux(33), Simmonds(31), Read(28)
Buffalo: Vanek(39), Pominville(28), Stafford(26), Gerbe(25), Adam(21), Roy and Ehrhoff(20)

Blocked Shots:
Philadelphia: Timonen(30), Carle(20), Meszaros and Pronger(17), Coburn and Lilja(12)
Buffalo: Myers(18), Regehr(17), Ehrhoff(13), Leopold(11), Gaustad(9), Pominville(8)

Philadelphia: Meszaros(27), Hartnell(24), Coburn(22), Talbot(20)
Buffalo: Regehr(30), Kaleta(24), Gerbe and McCormick(15), Myers(13)

Face-Off Wins:
Philadelphia: Giroux(100), Briere(80), Couturier(42), Talbot(39), Read(25)
Buffalo: Roy(97), Gaustad(94), Adam(43), Pominville(32), Leino(21)

Today’s Starting Goaltender Matchup:
Philadelphia: Ilya Bryzgalov 4-4-1 3.16 GAA .880 SV% 1 SO
Buffalo: Ryan Miller 4-4-0 2.14 GAA .930 SV% 1 SO

Last Meeting: Apr 26 @ Philadelphia-Flyers Won 5-2

Season Series: Flyers Won 2-1-1
All-Time: Flyers Lead 102-77-20
All-Time @ Buffalo: Sabres Lead 51-38-8

Injury Report:
Philadelphia: Laperriere Post-Concussion Syndrome(IR/Out), Betts Bone Bruise/Fluid in Knee(IR/Out), Pronger Blurred Vision(IR/Out), Schenn Broken Foot(IR/Out), Rinaldo Upper Body(Questionable), Read Upper Body(Out), Briere Upper Body(Out)
Buffalo: Hecht Concussion(IR/Out), Ennis Sprained Ankle(Out)

Next 5 Games:
Nov 4 vs. Calgary Flames 7:30 PM(MSG HD)
Nov 5 at Ottawa Senators 7:00 PM(MSG HD, CBC HD)
Nov 8 vs. Winnipeg Jets 7:00 PM(MSG HD, TSN HD)
Nov 11 vs. Ottawa Senators 7:30PM(MSG HD)
Nov 12 at Boston Bruins 7:00PM(MSG HD)

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