Archive for February 14th, 2012


Sabres take on Devils in Valentine’s Day match up

VS. 7:00PM

Last Game:
New Jersey: Feb 11 vs. Panthers-Devils Lost 3-1

Buffalo: Feb 11 vs. Lightning-Sabres Lost 2-1

New Jersey: 31-20-4
Buffalo: 24-25-6

New Jersey: 66
Buffalo: 54

Rank In Conference:
New Jersey: 6th
Buffalo: 14th

Power Play Ranking:
New Jersey: 16.6(20th)
Buffalo: 17.1(T-18th)

Penalty Kill Ranking:
New Jersey: 88.4(2nd)
Buffalo: 81.9(T-14th)

Goals For:
New Jersey: 145(17th)
Buffalo: 131(T-25th)

Goals Against:
New Jersey: 152(15th)
Buffalo: 155(17th)

Shots For:
New Jersey: 1515(27th)
Buffalo: 1597(20th)

Shots Against:
New Jersey: 1494(2nd)
Buffalo: 1721(24th)

Blocked Shots:
New Jersey: 638(30th)
Buffalo: 697(25th)

New Jersey: 1145(21st)
Buffalo: 986(30th)

Faceoff Percentage:
New Jersey: 46.6(29th)
Buffalo: 49.5(T-18th)

Team Leaders:

New Jersey: Kovalchuk(22), Parise and Clarkson(21), Elias(19), Zubrus(15)
Buffalo: Vanek and Pominville(20), Roy(11), Adam(10)

New Jersey: Elias(34), Kovalchuk(30), Parise(27), Henrique(21), Zubrus(17)
Buffalo: Pominville(32), Vanek(23), Stafford and Ehrhoff(17), Roy(16), Gerbe(14)

New Jersey: Elias(53), Kovalchuk(52), Parise(48), Henrique(35), Zubrus(32)
Buffalo: Pominville(52), Vanek(43), Roy(27), Stafford(26)

New Jersey: Salvador(+11), Henrique(+8), Greene(+6), Josefson and Bernier(+3)
Buffalo: Gragnani(+10), Gerbe(+4), Gaustad(+3), Hecht and Sekera(+1)

Penalty Minutes:
New Jersey: Clarkson(88), Boulton(69), Janssen and Carter(60), Salvador(34)
Buffalo: Kaleta(86), Gaustad(65), McCormick(49), Vanek(40)

New Jersey: Kovalchuk(197), Parise(192), Clarkson(154), Sykora(124)
Buffalo: Pominville(155), Stafford(142), Vanek(140), Roy(118)

Blocked Shots:
New Jersey: Volchenkov(88), Salvador(76), Fayne(65), Larsson(55)
Buffalo: Regehr(77), Leopold(69), Sekera(66), Ehrhoff(57)

New Jersey: Clarkson(123), Volchenkov(115), Ponikarovsky(107), Carter(92)
Buffalo: Regehr(119), Kaleta(90), Gaustad(88), Weber(69), Stafford(68)

Face-Off Wins:
New Jersey: Elias(426), Henrique(338), Carter(177), Zubrus(127), Mills(77)
Buffalo: Roy(436), Gaustad(415), Pominville(148), Hecht(136)

Today’s Starting Goaltender Matchup:
New Jersey: Johan Hedberg 13-7-2 2.53 GAA .908 SV% 2 SO
Buffalo: Jhonas Enroth 8-9-3 2.59 GAA .919 SV% 1 SO

Last Meeting: Jan 24 @ Devils-Sabres Won 2-1(SO)

Season Series: Devils Lead 2-0-1
All-Time: Sabres Lead 72-48-5
All-Time @ BUF: Sabres Lead 38-22-2

Injury Report:
New Jersey: Zajac Strained Achilles(IR/Out), Tallinder Blood Clot in Leg(IR/Out), Carter Non-Displaced Finger Fracture(IR/Out), Larsson Bruised Back(Out)
Buffalo: Stuart Lower Body(IR/Out), Hecht Concussion(IR/Out) Brennan Concussion(IR/Out), McCormick Upper Body(Questionable)

Next 5 Games:
Feb 16 at Philadelphia Flyers 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Feb 17 vs. Montreal Canadiens 7:30 PM(MSG HD)
Feb 19 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 12:30 PM(NBC HD)
Feb 21 vs. New York Islanders 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Feb 24 vs. Boston Bruins 7:30 PM(MSG HD)

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