Sabres look to move into 8th with a win over the Wild

vs. 7:00 PM

Last Game:
Minnesota: Mar 22 vs. Flames-Wild Won 3-2(SO)

Buffalo: Mar 23 @ NYR-Sabres Won 4-1

Minnesota: 31-32-10
Buffalo: 36-29-10

Minnesota: 72
Buffalo: 82

Rank In Conference:
Minnesota: 13th
Buffalo: 9th

Power Play Ranking:
Minnesota: 15.1(T-25th)
Buffalo: 16.2(T-19th)

Penalty Kill Ranking:
Minnesota: 82.5(14th)
Buffalo: 82.1(15th)

Goals For:
Minnesota: 150(30th)
Buffalo: 187(T-22nd)

Goals Against:
Minnesota: 193(T-12th)
Buffalo: 202(19th)

Shots For:
Minnesota: 1944(30th)
Buffalo: 2170(17th)

Shots Against:
Minnesota: 2313(25th)
Buffalo: 2338(27th)

Blocked Shots:
Minnesota: 1212(3rd)
Buffalo: 9969(20th)

Minnesota: 1612(19th)
Buffalo: 1382(29th)

Faceoff Percentage:
Minnesota: 51.8(5th)
Buffalo: 49.3(19th)

Team Leaders:

Minnesota: Heatley(21), Brodziak(19), Setoguchi(18), Cullen and Clutterbuck(14)
Buffalo: Pominville(28), Vanek(23), Hodgson(18), Stafford(17), Roy(15)

Minnesota: Koivu(27), Heatley(26),Brodziak and Cullen(21), Spurgeon(20)
Buffalo: Pominville(39), Vanek(30), Stafford(28), Ehrhoff(27), Roy(26)

Minnesota: Heatley(47), Brodziak(40), Koivu(37), Cullen(35), Setoguchi(32)
Buffalo: Pominville(67), Vanek(53), Stafford(45), Roy(41)

Minnesota: Koivu(+10), Latendresse(+6), Stoner(+4), Heatley(+3)
Buffalo: Ennis(+13), Foligno and Sulzer(+8), Stafford(+7)

Penalty Minutes:
Minnesota: Clutterbuck(95), Brodziak(62), Kassian(55), Stoner(53), Peters(50)
Buffalo: Kaleta(114), Weber(58), McCormick(54), Roy(52)

Minnesota: Heatley(215), Cullen(162), Brodziak(152), Setoguchi(146)
Buffalo: Pominville(208), Stafford(205), Vanek(186), Roy(161)

Blocked Shots:
Minnesota: Prosser(101), Gilbert(99), Spurgeon(95), Scandella(91), Powe(80)
Buffalo: Leopold(112), Regehr(94), Sekera(85), Ehrhoff(81), Weber(79)

Minnesota: Clutterbuck(250), Powe(139), Brodziak(78), Falk and Stoner(66)
Buffalo: Regehr(159), Kaleta(129), Weber(117), Stafford(96)

Face-Off Wins:
Minnesota: Brodziak(637), Cullen(623), Koivu(486), Peters(228)
Buffalo: Roy(601), Hodgson(266), Pominville(176), Hecht(136)

Today’s Starting Goaltender Matchup:
Minnesota: Josh Harding 11-10-4 2.65 GAA .917 SV% 2 SO
Buffalo: Ryan Miller 28-18-7 2.51 GAA .917 SV% 6 SO

Last Meeting: Mar 6, 2011 @ Wild-Sabres Won 3-2(OT)

Season Series: Tied 0-0
All-Time: Sabres Lead 6-5-0
All-Time @ BUF: Wild Lead 4-1-0

Injury Report:
Minnesota: Latendresse Post-Concussion Symptoms(IR/Out), Palmer Upper Body(IR/Out), Bouchard Concussion/Groin(IR/Out), Lundin Sports Hernia Surgery(IR/Out), Falk Leg(Out), Backstrom Lower Body(Out), Scandella Hand(Probable), Kassian Strained Groin(Out), Concussion(Doubtful)
Buffalo: Hecht Concussion(IR/Out), Ellis Knee(Out), Kaleta Upper Body(Doubtful), Gerbe Upper Body(Doubtful)

Next 5 Games:
Mar 27 at Washington Capitals 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Mar 30 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 7:30 PM(MSG HD)
Mar 31 at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00 PM(MSG HD/CBC HD)
Apr 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Apr 5 at Philadelphia Flyers 7:00 PM(MSG HD)

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