Archive for March 30th, 2012tour


Sabres try to keep 8th place spot with win over Penguins

VS. 7:30pm

Last Game:
Pittsburgh: Mar 29 @ Islanders-Penguins Lost 5-3

Buffalo: Mar 27 @ Capitals-Sabres Won 5-1

Pittsburgh: 47-24-6
Buffalo: 38-29-10

Pittsburgh: 100
Buffalo: 86

Rank In Conference:
Pittsburgh: 4th
Buffalo: 8th

Power Play Ranking:
Pittsburgh: 18.8(7th)
Buffalo: 16.7(T-18th)

Penalty Kill Ranking:
Pittsburgh: 88.1(3rd)
Buffalo: 82.5(14th)

Goals For:
Pittsburgh: 250(1st)
Buffalo: 195(T-19th)

Goals Against:
Pittsburgh: 202(T-13th)
Buffalo: 204(T-15th)

Shots For:
Pittsburgh: 2616(2nd)
Buffalo: 2238(18th)

Shots Against:
Pittsburgh: 2106(4th)
Buffalo: 2408(27th)

Blocked Shots:
Pittsburgh: 1002(T-21st)
Buffalo: 1007(20th)

Pittsburgh: 1909(7th)
Buffalo: 1406(30th)

Faceoff Percentage:
Pittsburgh: 50.2(T-14th)
Buffalo: 49.3(T-19th)

Team Leaders:

Pittsburgh: Malkin(47), Neal(37), Dupuis and Staal(24), Kunitz(23)
Buffalo: Pominville(29), Vanek(25), Hodgson and Stafford(19), Roy(15)

Pittsburgh: Malkin(53), Neal(41), Kunitz(31), Sullivan(29), Dupuis(28)
Buffalo: Pominville(39), Vanek(31), Stafford(28), Ehrhoff(27), Roy(26)

Pittsburgh: Malkin(100), Neal(78), Kunitz(54), Dupuis(52), Staal(45)
Buffalo: Pominville(68), Vanek(56), Stafford(47), Roy(41), Hodgson(40)

Pittsburgh: Dupuis and Letang(+16), Malkin and Orpik(+15), Kunitz(+14)
Buffalo: Ennis(+13), Sulzer(+9), Foligno and Stafford(+8), Hodgson and Sekera(+6)

Penalty Minutes:
Pittsburgh: Neal(80), Malkin(66), Asham(64), Engelland(51), Vitale(49)
Buffalo: Kaleta(116), Weber(58), McCormick(56), Roy(52), Regehr(51)

Pittsburgh: Malkin(325), Neal(317), Kunitz(219), Dupuis(202), Kennedy(179)
Buffalo: Pominville(220), Stafford(212), Vanek(195), Roy(163), Hodgson(143)

Blocked Shots:
Pittsburgh: Michalek(137), Orpik(128), Martin(109), Letang(81), Engelland(70)
Buffalo: Leopold(121), Regehr(99), Sekera(89), Ehrhoff(82), Weber(79)

Pittsburgh: Orpik(244), Kunitz(172), Engelland(160), Adams(153), Cooke(147)
Buffalo: Regehr(161), Kaleta(129), Weber(117), Stafford(100), Myers(78)

Face-Off Wins:
Pittsburgh: Malkin(556), Staal(538), Vitale(377), Park(210), Crosby(184)
Buffalo: Roy(623), Hodgson(284), Pominville(177), Hecht(136), Boyes(122)

Today’s Starting Goaltender Matchup:
Pittsburgh: Marc-Andre Fleury 41-16-4 2.32 GAA .914 SV% 3 SO
Buffalo: Ryan Miller 30-18-7 2.46 GAA .919 SV% 6 SO

Last Meeting: Feb 19 @ Buffalo-Sabres Won 6-2

Season Series: Sabres Lead 2-1
All-Time: Penguins Lead 78-64-37
All-Time @ BUF: Sabres Lead 41-27-22

Injury Report:
Pittsburgh: Johnson Lower Body(Out), Lovejoy Knee Surgery(Out), Letang Lower Body(Questionable), Niskanen Upper Body(Questionable), Vitale Shoulder(Questionable)
Buffalo: Hecht Concussion(IR/Out), Ellis Knee(Out), Gerbe Upper Body(Questionable), Ehrhoff Knee(Out), Sekera Lower Body(Probable), Roy Flu-Like Symptoms(Probable)

Final 4 Games:
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)
Apr 7 at Boston Bruins 3:00 PM(NBC HD)

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