Archive for December 25th, 2011


Sabres in post-Christmas match-up versus Washington

vs. 7:00PM

Last Game:
Washington: Dec 23 @ New Jersey-Capitals Lost 3-4(SO)

Buffalo: Dec 22 @ Toronto-Sabres Lost 3-2

Washington: 17-14-2
Buffalo: 16-15-3

Washington: 36
Buffalo: 35

Rank In Conference:
Washington: 10th
Buffalo: 11th

Power Play Ranking:
Washington: 16.8(19th)
Buffalo: 18.1(14th)

Penalty Kill Ranking:
Washington: 82.2(16th)
Buffalo: 84.1(9th)

Goals For:
Washington: 97(10th)
Buffalo: 90(T-17th)

Goals Against:
Washington: 99(T-19th)
Buffalo: 100(21st)

Shots For:
Washington: 980(21st)
Buffalo: 1003(20th)

Shots Against:
Washington: 981(7th)
Buffalo: 1079(20th)

Blocked Shots:
Washington: 444(T-24th)
Buffalo: 432(26th)

Buffalo: 605(29th)

Faceoff Percentage:
Washington: 51.1(8th)
Buffalo: 50.3(13th)

Team Leaders:

Washington: Chimera(13), Backstrom(12), Ovechkin(11), Brouwer(9)
Buffalo: Vanek(17), Pominville(11), Adam(10), Roy(8), Leopold and Stafford(6)

Washington: Backstrom(22), Wideman(17), Carlson(16), Ovechkin and Laich(13)
Buffalo: Pominville(26), Vanek(19), Roy and Ehrhoff(14) Stafford(11), Adam(10)

Washington: Backstrom(34), Ovechkin(24), Wideman(22), Laich and Carlson(21)
Buffalo: Pominville(37), Vanek(36), Roy(22), Adam(20), Stafford(17)

Washington: Alzner(+12), Chimera(+9), Ward(+6), Carlson(+4)
Buffalo: Gragnani(+11), Hecht and Gerbe(+4), Vanek(+2)

Penalty Minutes:
Washington: Erskine(41), Semin(40), Hendricks(35), Backstrom(22)
Buffalo: Gaustad(51), Kaleta(38), Vanek(34), Stafford(32), McCormick(29)

Washington: Ovechkin(126), Chimera(92), Backstrom and Laich(85)
Buffalo: Vanek(104), Pominville(97), Stafford(86), Ehrhoff and Roy(82)

Blocked Shots:
Washington: Hamrlik(56), Carlson(54), Alzner(50), Wideman(45)
Buffalo: Regehr(55), Sekera(49), Ehrhoff(42), Leopold(41)

Washington: Brouwer(107), Ovechkin(89), Chimera(57), Laich(49)
Buffalo: Regehr(86), Gaustad(61), Kaleta(47), Stafford(35), Gerbe and McCormick(31)

Face-Off Wins:
Washington: Backstrom(278), Laich(256), Halpern(166), Johansson(135)
Buffalo: Roy(308), Gaustad(279), Pominville(101), Adam(96)

Today’s Starting Goaltender Matchup:
Washington: Tomas Vokoun 12-8-0 2.81 GAA .906 SV% 1 SO
Buffalo: Ryan Miller 8-8-2 3.11 GAA .904 SV% 1 SO

Last Meeting: Nov 26 @ Buffalo-Sabres Won 5-1

Season Series: Sabres Lead 1-0-0
All-Time: Sabres Lead 83-44-15
All-Time @ BUF: Sabres Lead 43-23-6

Injury Report:
Washington: Poti Strained Groin(IR/Out), Beagle Concussion(IR/Out), Green Strained Groin(Out)
Buffalo: Myers Broken Wrist(IR/Out), Boyes Knee(IR/Out), Gerbe Concussion(IR/Out), Leino Lower Body(IR/Out), Stuart Lower Body(IR/Out), Vanek Undisclosed(Questionable), Ennis Ankle(Questionalbe), Tropp Upper Body(IR/Out)

Next 5 Games:
Dec 26 vs. Washington Capitals 7:00PM(MSG HD, RIS HD, NHLN)
Dec 28 @ New Jersey Devils 7:00PM(MSG HD)
Dec 30 @ Washington Capitals 7:00PM(MSG HD)
Dec 31 vs. Ottawa Senators 7:00PM(MSG HD, CBC)
Jan 3 vs. Edminton Oilers 7:00PM(MSG HD)

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