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11th place Sabres head to Winnipeg to take on 10th place Jets

@ 8:00 PM

Last Game:
Winnipeg: Apr 6 vs. Philadelphia-Jets Won 4-1

Buffalo: Apr 7 vs. New Jersey-Sabres Won 3-2(SO)

Record:
Winnipeg: 19-19-2
Buffalo: 16-17-6

Points:
Winnipeg: 40
Buffalo: 38

Rank In Conference:
Winnipeg: 10th
Buffalo: 11th

Power Play Ranking:
Winnipeg: 12.6(29th)
Buffalo: 12.1(30th)

Penalty Kill Ratings:
Winnipeg: 78.3(25th)
Buffalo: 77.6(26th)

Goals For:
Winnipeg: 97(T-21st)
Buffalo: 100(16th)

Goals Against:
Winnipeg: 118(T-25th)
Buffalo: 1114(22nd)

Shots For:
Winnipeg: 1138(15th)
Buffalo: 1111(17th)

Shots Against:
Winnipeg: 1184(22nd)
Buffalo: 1288(30th)

Blocked Shots:
Winnipeg: 593(13th)
Buffalo: 607(9th)

Hits:
Winnipeg: 1140(4th)
Buffalo: 898(16th)

Face-Off Percentage:
Winnipeg: 48.8(21st)
Buffalo: 46.2(29th)

Team Leaders:
Goals:

Winnipeg: Ladd, Wheeler, Kane(14), Jokinen(7), Little and Byfuglien(6)
Buffalo: Vanek(16), Hodgson(13), Ennis(9), Ott(8)

Assists:
Winnipeg: Ladd(20), Little(17), Wheeler(16), Byfuglien(15)
Buffalo: Vanek, Hodgson, Ennis(17), Ott and Ehrhoff(13), Foligno(11)

Points:
Winnipeg: Ladd(34), Wheeler(30), Kane(28), Little(23), Byfuglien(21)
Buffalo: Vanek(33), Hodgson(30), Ennis(26), Ott(21)

Plus/Minus:
Winnipeg: Antropov(+7), Burmistrov(+6), Ladd and Little(+4)
Buffalo: Ehrhoff(+13), Hecht, Flynn, Pardy(+6), Vanek and Ott(+5)

Penalty Minutes:
Winnipeg: Kane(74), Thorburn(70), Stuart(39), Wright(31)
Buffalo: Ott(67), Weber(62), Kaleta(57), Scott(52)

Shots:
Winnipeg: Kane(163), Byfuglien(113), Wheeler(105), Ladd(97)
Buffalo: Stafford(100), Hodgson(98), Vanek and Ennis(94), Ehrhoff(93)

Blocked Shots:
Winnipeg: Hainsey(101), Stuart(62), Clitsome(46), Bogosian and Byfuglien(42)
Buffalo: Weber(76), Ehrhoff(69), Sekera(59), Myers(49)

Hits:
Winnipeg: Kane(122), Burmistrov and Ladd(84), Stuart(82)
Buffalo: Ott(166), Weber(99), Foligno(84), Kaleta(73)

Face-Off Wins:
Winnipeg: Little(369), Jokinen(269), Slater(145), Antropov(116)
Buffalo: Hodgson(313), Ott(248), Ennis(153), Hecht(117)

Tonights’ Starting Goaltender Matchup:
Winnipeg: Ondrej Pavelec 16-18-2 2.82 GAA .904 SV% 0 SO
Buffalo: Ryan Miller 14-15-5 2.77 GAA .915 SV% 0 SO

Notes:
Last Meeting: Feb 19 @ Buffalo-Sabres Lost 2-1

Season Series: Winnipeg Leads 1-0-0
All-Time: Sabres Lead 21-17-11
All-Time @ WPG: Jets Lead 16-4-4

This Day In Sabres History:

April 9, 2000
The Sabres sweat out a 1-1 tie in Washington to secure a playoff berth on the final day of the regular season. Stu Barnes breaks a scoreless tie in the third period, roofing one over Olaf Kolzig, but the Capitals tie it after Richard Zednik takes the puck from rookie Maxim Afinogenov and beats Dominik Hasek on a long, fluky shot. The stars of the day are the Buffalo defense, which allows Washington just 14 shots on goal in regulation, and a piece of gum that Lindy Ruff says he “beat the crap out of” during the tense affair.

Injury Report:
Winnipeg: Redmond Leg Surgery(IR/Out), Peluso Hand(IR/Out), Slater Upper Body(IR/Out), Antropov Lower Body(Out)
Buffalo: Sulzer Right Knee Surgery(IR/Out), Vanek Upper Body(Questionable), Leino Upper Body(Out)

Next 5 Games:
Apr 11 vs. Montreal Canadiens 7:00 PM(MSG HD, CBC HD)
Apr 13 vs. Philadelphia Flyers 3:00 PM(MSG HD)
Apr 14 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 5:00 PM(NHLN-CA, MSG HD)
Apr 17 at Boston Bruins 7:30 PM(NBCSN HD, TSN2 HD)
Apr 19 at New York Rangers 7:00 PM(MSG HD)

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