Sabres look to start 2012 with a win in match-up against Oilers

vs. 7:00PM

Last Game:
Edmonton: Jan 2 @ Blackhawks-Oilers Won 4-3

Buffalo: Dec 31 vs. Senators-Sabres Lost 3-2(SO)

Edmonton: 16-19-3
Buffalo: 17-17-4

Edmonton: 35
Buffalo: 38

Rank In Conference:
Edmonton: 13th
Buffalo: 11th

Power Play Ranking:
Edmonton: 20.8(2nd)
Buffalo: 19.0(T-8th)

Penalty Kill Ranking:
Edmonton: 84.1(T-10th)
Buffalo: 84.2(9th)

Goals For:
Edmonton: 103(T-11th)
Buffalo: 98(T-19th)

Goals Against:
Edmonton: 104(12th)
Buffalo: 110(22nd)

Shots For:
Edmonton: 1000(29th)
Buffalo: 1103(19th)

Shots Against:
Edmonton: 1168(18th)
Buffalo: 1191(21st)

Blocked Shots:
Edmonton: 555(T-12th)
Buffalo: 480(T-24th)

Edmonton: 686(28th)
Buffalo: 678(29th)

Faceoff Percentage:
Edmonton: 47.8(26th)
Buffalo: 51.0(T-10th)

Team Leaders:

Edmonton: Eberle(16), Smyth(15), Nugent-Hopkins(13), Jones(12), Hall(11)
Buffalo: Vanek(18), Pominville(12), Adam(10), Roy(8)

Edmonton: Eberle(25), Nugent-Hopkins(22), Smyth(17), Hall(15), Horcoff(14)
Buffalo: Pominville(27), Vanek(21), Roy(15), Ehrhoff(14)

Edmonton: Eberle(41), Nugent-Hopkins(35), Smyth(32), Hall(26), Horcoff(22)
Buffalo: Pominville and Vanek(39), Roy(23), Adam(20), Stafford(19)

Edmonton: Peckham and Sutton(+4), Barker(+3), Jones(+2), Hall and Smyth(+1)
Buffalo: Gragnani(+10), Gerbe(+4), Hecht(+2), Vanek and Leopold(+1)

Penalty Minutes:
Edmonton: Peckham(68), Eager(61), Sutton(50), Smyth(43), Petrell(38)
Buffalo: Gaustad(61), Kaleta(52), Vanek(34), Stafford(32)

Edmonton: Smyth(102), Eberle and Hall(90), Nugent-Hopkins(80), Horcoff(66)
Buffalo: Vanek(112), Pominville(107), Stafford(95), Roy(88)

Blocked Shots:
Edmonton: Smid(88), Gilbert(63), Petry(47), Peckham(42), Sutton(37)
Buffalo: Regehr(60), Sekera(50), Ehrhoff(48), Leopold(46)

Edmonton: Smid(86), Peckham(53), Petrell(49), Jones(45), Petry(43)
Buffalo: Regehr(96), Gaustad(68), Kaleta(52), Stafford(43)

Face-Off Wins:
Edmonton: Horcoff(368), Belanger(297), Nugent-Hopkins(128), Lander(99)
Buffalo: Roy(338), Gaustad(314), Pominville(117), Adam(102)

Today’s Starting Goaltender Matchup:
Edmonton: Nikolai Khabibulin 11-10-3 2.25 GAA .924 SV% 2 SO
Buffalo: Ryan Miller 9-10-2 3.05 GAA .901 SV% 1 SO

Last Meeting: Dec 28, 2010 @ Oilers-Sabres Won 4-2

Season Series: Sabres Won 1-0
All-Time: Edmonton Leads 34-20-10
All-Time vs. EDM: Edmonton Leads 13-12-7

Injury Report:
Edmonton: Fedun Broken Femur(IR/Out), Barker Ankle Surgery(IR/Out), Plante Facial Laceration/Concussion(IR/Out), Jones Foot(Probable), Whitney Ankle Tendinitis(Questionable)
Buffalo: Myers Broken Wrist(IR/Out), Leino Lower Body(IR/Out), Stuart Lower Body(IR/Out), Ennis Ankle(Out), Sekera Upper Body(Out), Ehrhoff Upper Body(Out)

Next 5 Games:
Jan 6 at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Jan 7 vs. Winnipeg Jets 7:00 PM(MSG HD, CBC HD)
Jan 10 at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Jan 13 at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:30 PM(MSG HD, TSN HD)
Jan 14 @ New York Islanders 7:00 PM(MSG HD)

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