Archive for December, 2011

Struggling Sabres look to rebound against Sens

VS. 7:00PM

Last Game:
Ottawa: Dec 10 vs. Canucks-Sens Lost 4-1

Buffalo: Dec 10 vs. Rangers-Sabres Lost 4-1

Ottawa: 13-13-4
Buffalo: 15-12-2

Ottawa: 30
Buffalo: 32

Rank In Conference:
Ottawa: 12th
Buffalo: 7th

Power Play Ranking:
Ottawa: 17.9(T-12th)
Buffalo: 17.0(T-19th)

Penalty Kill Ranking:
Ottawa: 80.4(T-23rd)
Buffalo: 85.8(T-7th)

Goals For:
Ottawa: 88(T-6th)
Buffalo: 77(T-15th)

Goals Against:
Ottawa: 103(29th)
Buffalo: 78(T-15th)

Shots For:
Ottawa: 904(12th)
Buffalo: 861(T-18th)

Shots Against:
Ottawa: 951(28th)
Buffalo: 906(T-21st)

Blocked Shots:
Ottawa: 403(14th)
Buffalo: 342(27th)

Ottawa: 683(6th)
Buffalo: 512(29th)

Faceoff Percentage:
Ottawa: 49.8(16th)
Buffalo: 50.8(T-11th)

Team Leaders:

Ottawa: Michalek(18), Foligno(10), Spezza(9), Smith(8), Alfredsson and Greening(7)
Buffalo: Vanek(14), Pominville(10), Adam(9), Roy(7)

Ottawa: Karlsson(23), Spezza(19), Gonchar(17), Foligno and Alfredsson(9)
Buffalo: Pominville(21), Vanek(15), Ehrhoff and Roy(12), Adam(10)

Ottawa: Spezza(28), Karlsson(25), Michalek(24), Foligno and Gonchar(19)
Buffalo: Pominville(31), Vanek(29), Adam and Roy(19), Stafford and Ehrhoff(14)

Ottawa: Condra(+7), Smith(+6), Winchester(+5), Regin, Butler, Kuba(+3)
Buffalo: Gragnani(+11), Leopold(+5), Vanek, Hecht, Gerbe, Szczechura(+4)

Penalty Minutes:
Ottawa: Konopka(99), Neil(60), Smith(40), Foligno(37), Karlsson and Winchester(22)
Buffalo: Gaustad(47), Kaleta(34), Vanek(28), Stafford(26), McCormick and Regehr(24)

Ottawa: Karlsson(93), Spezza(87), Michalek(86), Greening and Alfredsson(62)
Buffalo: Vanek(95), Pominville(82), Stafford(77), Ehrhoff(70)

Blocked Shots:
Ottawa: Phillips(62), Kuba(52), Cowen(31), Gonchar(27), Condra and Rundblad(23)
Buffalo: Regehr(45), Sekera(38), Ehrhoff(35), Myers(31)

Ottawa: Foligno(84), Cowen(74), Neil(66), Greening(60), Phillips(56)
Buffalo: Regehr(78), Gaustad(49), Kaleta(45), Gerbe(31)

Face-Off Wins:
Ottawa: Spezza(356), Smith(195), Winchester(101), Konopka(67), Da Costa(65)
Buffalo: Roy(260), Gaustad(234), Adam(90), Pominville(89)

Today’s Starting Goaltender Matchup:
Ottawa: Craig Anderson 12-10-2 3.42 GAA .895 SV% 0 SO
Buffalo: Ryan Miller 7-6-1 2.80 GAA .910 SV% 1 SO

Last Meeting: Nov 11 @ Buffalo-Sabres Won 5-1

Season Series: Sabres Lead 2-0
All-Time: Sabres Lead 68-47-10
All-Time @ BUF: Sabres Lead 35-25-3Injury Report:
Ottawa: Kuba Upper Body(IR/Out), Gonchar Upper Body(Questionable)
Buffalo: Weber Upper Body(IR/Questionable), Myers Broken Wrist(IR/Out), Boyes Knee(IR/Out), Kaleta Groin(IR/Questionable), Gaustad Upper Body(IR/Out), Gerbe Concussion(Doubtful), Hecht Lower Body(Questionable), Tropp Upper Body(Questionable)

Next 5 Games:
Dec 16 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 7:30 PM(MSG HD, TSN HD)
Dec 17 at Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Dec 20 at Ottawa Senators 7:30 PM(MSG HD, TSN HD)
Dec 22 at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Dec 26 vs. Washington Capitals 7:00 PM(MSG HD, NHLN-CA, RIS HD)

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