Archive for March 10th, 2012


Sabres head to Ottawa to try and gain ground in the race for 8th

@ 7:00PM

Last Game:
Ottawa: Mar 8 vs. Rangers-Senators Won 4-1

Buffalo: Mar 8 @ Bruins-Sabres Lost 3-1

Ottawa: 36-25-8
Buffalo: 31-29-8

Ottawa: 80
Buffalo: 70

Rank In Conference:
Ottawa: 7th
Buffalo: 10th

Power Play Ranking:
Ottawa: 19.9(6th)
Buffalo: 16.0(T-23rd)

Penalty Kill Ranking:
Ottawa: 81.7(T-17th)
Buffalo: 81.8(16th)

Goals For:
Ottawa: 208(T-3rd)
Buffalo: 161(T-24th)

Goals Against:
Ottawa: 200(T-26th)
Buffalo: 187(T-20th)

Shots For:
Ottawa: 2125(8th)
Buffalo: 1948(19th)

Shots Against:
Ottawa: 2212(30th)
Buffalo: 2127(27th)

Blocked Shots:
Ottawa: 927(17th)
Buffalo: 875(21st)

Ottawa: 1640(8th)
Buffalo: 1223(30th)

Faceoff Percentage:
Ottawa: 50.2(T-14th)
Buffalo: 49.1(21st)

Team Leaders:

Ottawa: Michalek(32), Spezza(29), Alfredsson(22), Karlsson(16), Foligno and Smith(14)
Buffalo: Pominville(25), Vanek(23), Hodgson(16), Roy(14)

Ottawa: Karlsson(51), Spezza(44), Gonchar(30), Alfredsson(27), Foligno(26)
Buffalo: Pominville(37), Vanek(27), Ehrhoff(24), Roy(22)

Ottawa: Spezza(73), Karlsson(67), Michalek(51), Alfredsson(49), Foligno(40)
Buffalo: Pominville(62), Vanek(50), Roy(36), Hodgson and Stafford(33)

Ottawa: Kuba(+21), Karlsson(+14), Alfredsson(+10), Turris, Spezza, Condra(+9)
Buffalo: Hodgson(+8), Sulzer(+7), Gerbe(+3), Hecht, Myers, Ennis(+1)

Penalty Minutes:
Ottawa: Konopka(172), Neil(114), Foligno(91), Smith(84), Gonchar(42)
Buffalo: Kaleta(110), Weber(53), McCormick(49), Vanek and Roy(48)

Ottawa: Karlsson(218), Spezza(197), Michalek(185), Alfredsson(155)
Buffalo: Pominville(184), Vanek and Stafford(176), Roy(140)

Blocked Shots:
Ottawa: Kuba(126), Phillips(119), Gonchar(88), Cowen(71), Gilroy(63)
Buffalo: Leopold(99), Regehr(70), Sekera(79), Weber and Ehrhoff(71)

Ottawa: Neil(228), Cowen(180), Foligno(167), Greening(156)
Buffalo: Regehr(149), Kaleta(112), Weber(100), Stafford(85)

Face-Off Wins:
Ottawa: Spezza(786), Smith(414), Turris(256), Konopka(221), Winchester(107)
Buffalo: Roy(530), Hodgson(211), Pominville(167), Hecht(136)

Today’s Starting Goaltender Matchup:
Ottawa: Ben Bishop 2-0-0 2.00 GAA .926 SV% 0 SO
Buffalo: Ryan Miller 23-18-5 2.58 GAA .915 SV% 5 SO

Last Meeting: Dec 31 @ Buffalo-Sabres Lost 3-2(SO)

Season Series: Senators Lead 3-1-1
All-Time: Sabres Lead 68-48-16
All-Time at OTT: Sabres Lead 33-23-10

Injury Report:
Ottawa: Regin Shoulder Surgery(IR/Out), Winchester Concussion(IR/Out), Anderson Lacerated Pinky(IR/Out)
Buffalo: Hecht Concussion(IR/Out), McCormick Upper Body(Out), Sekera Flu(Out), Vanek Upper Body(Questionable)

Next 5 Games:
Mar 12 vs. Montreal Canadiens 7:00 PM(MSG HD and TSN HD)
Mar 14 vs. Colorado Avalanche 7:30 PM(NBCS HD)
Mar 17 at Florida Panthers 7:30 PM(MSG HD)
Mar 19 at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30 PM(MSG HD)
Mar 21 vs. Montreal Canadiens 7:00 PM(MSG HD and RDS HD)

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