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Sabres head to Carolina for the first game of home/at home series

@ 7:00PM

Last Game:
Carolina: Jan 22 vs. Tampa Bay-Hurricanes Lost 4-1

Buffalo: Jan 21 @ Toronto-Sabres Won 2-1

Record:
Carolina: 0-2-0
Buffalo: 2-0-0

Rank In Conference:
Carolina: 14th
Buffalo: 5th

Power Play Ranking:
Carolina: 9.1(25th)
Buffalo: 33.3(T-7th)

Penalty Kill Ratings:
Carolina: 66.7(T-23rd)
Buffalo: 81.8(13th)

Goals For:
Carolina: 2(30th)
Buffalo: 7(T-11th)

Goals Against:
Carolina: 9(T-21st)
Buffalo: 3(T-3rd)

Shots For:
Carolina: 78(15th)
Buffalo: 61(T-20th)

Shots Against:
Carolina: 51(2nd)
Buffalo: 64(T-13th)

Blocked Shots:
Carolina: 21(26th)
Buffalo: 27(T-19th)

Hits:
Carolina: 48(18th)
Buffalo: 39(23rd)

Face-Off Percentage:
Carolina: 47.8(21st)
Buffalo: 42.0(29th)

Team Leaders:
Goals:

Carolina: Skinner and Dwyer(1)
Buffalo: Vanek and Hodgson(2), Myers, Pominville, Ott(1)

Assists:
Carolina: Faulk, Pitkanen, Semin, J. Staal(1)
Buffalo: Vanek and Pominville(4), Ennis, Stafford, Sekera, Ehrhoff(1)

Points:
Carolina: Skinner, Dwyer, Faulk, Pitkanen, Semin, J. Staal(1)
Buffalo: Vanek(6), Pominville(5), Hodgson(2)

Plus/Minus:
Carolina: Faulk, Dwyer, Brent(+1)
Buffalo: Hodgson(+4), Vanek(+3), Pominville and Ehrhoff(+2)

Penalty Minutes:
Carolina: Semin, E. Staal, Corvo, Jokinen, LaRose(4)
Buffalo: Kaleta(18), Foligno(9), Stafford(7), Scott(5)

Shots:
Carolina: E. Staal(10), Skinner(9), Semin and Bowman(7)
Buffalo: Vanek(12), Hodgson(9), Stafford(7), Ennis(6)

Blocked Shots:
Carolina: Faulk(6), Harrison(3), Pitkanen, J. Staal, E. Staal(2)
Buffalo: Regehr(6), Leopold and Ott(4), Myers, Pominville, Sekera(3)

Hits:
Carolina: J. Staal(12), Dwyer and Gleason(5), LaRose and Semin(4)
Buffalo: Ott(12), Kaleta(7), Foligno(4), Myers and Regehr(3)

Face-Off Wins:
Carolina: E. Staal(19), J. Staal(17), Jokinen(16), Brent(10)
Buffalo: Hodgson(16), Ennis(13), Grigorenko(9), Ott(7)

Today Starting Goaltender Matchup:
Carolina: Dan Ellis 0-0-0 1.50 GAA .923 SV% 0 SO
Buffalo: Jhonas Enroth

Notes:
Last Meeting: Mar 7 @ Buffalo-Sabres Won 3-2(OT)

Season Series: Carolina Won 2-1-1
All-Time: Sabres Lead 99-67-24
All-Time @ CAR: Sabres Lead 43-37-16

This Day In Sabres History:

January 24, 1978
Buffalo and Memorial Auditorium are hosts to the NHL All-Star Game, and hometown heros Rick Martin and Gil Perreault make the locals proud. Martin scores late in regulation to tie the game, and Perreault wins it in overtime.

Injury Report:
Carolina: Ruutu Hip Surgery(IR/Out), Dalpe Illness(Questionable)
Buffalo: McCormick Finger(IR/Out), Gerbe Back Surgery(Probable), Leino Strained Hip(Questionable)

Next 5 Games:
Jan 25 vs. Carolina Hurricanes 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Jan 27 at Washington Capitals 3:00 PM(MSG HD/NHLN HD)
Jan 29 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Jan 31 at Boston Bruins 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
Feb 2 at Montreal Canadiens 2:00 PM(MSG HD/CBC/RDS)

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