Sabres Continue Home Stand With Visit From Jets

@ 7:00 PM


Last Game:


Buffalo: December 14 vs Flames L(OT) 2-1



Winnipeg: December 16 at Blue Jackets Won 3-2


Buffalo: 7-23-3


Winnipeg: 15-15-5



Buffalo: 17


Winnipeg: 35

Rank In Conference:


Buffalo: 16th(8th in Atlantic)


Winnipeg: 12th(7th in Central)

Goals For:


Buffalo: 51(30th)


Winnipeg: 88(15th)

Goals Against:


Buffalo: 96(21st)


Winnipeg: 98(T-22nd)

Power Play Rankings:


Buffalo: 13.1%(27th)


Winnipeg: 13.3%(26th)

Penalty Kill Rankings:


Buffalo: 80.4%(21st)


Winnipeg: 82.9%(15th)

Shots For:


Buffalo: 860(30th)


Winnipeg: 1117(6th)

Shots Against:


Buffalo: 1127(27th)


Winnipeg: 1088(26th)

Face-Off Percentage:


Buffalo: 46.4%(T-27th)


Winnipeg: 46.2%(29th)



Buffalo: 857(T-8th)


Winnipeg: 911(6th)

Blocked Shots:


Buffalo: 454(19th)


Winnipeg: 532(9th)

Team Leaders:




Buffalo: Moulson(11), Hodgson(8), Ennis(7), Foligno, Ott, and Girgensons(3)


Winnipeg: Little(14), Wheeler(11), Ladd, Jokinen, Frolik, and Kane(8), Setoguchi(7)



Buffalo: Moulson and Hodgson(10), Stafford, Ehrhoff, and Girgensons(8), Myers and Ennis(6), Foligno and Leino(5)


Winnipeg: Byfuglien(18), Little(17), Ladd(15), Wheeler(14)



Buffalo: Moulson(21), Hodgson(18), Ennis(13), Girgensons(11)


Winnipeg: Little(31), Wheeler(25), Byfuglien(24), Ladd(23)



Buffalo: Moulson, Adam, McNabb, Sulzer, and Ellis(EV), Kaleta and Girgensons(-1), Larsson(-2), Grigorenko and D’Agostini(-3)


Winnipeg: Bogosian(+8), Setoguchi(+5), Ellerby and Pardy(+4), Stuart(+3)

Penalty Minutes:


Buffalo: Scott(44), McCormick(43), Myers and Ott(39), Foligno(33)


Winnipeg: Byfuglien(40), Kane(27), Peluso and Little(24), Ladd, Jokinen, and Enstrom(22)



Buffalo: Stafford(80), Hodgson(75), Moulson(71), Ennis(69)


Winnipeg: Byfuglien(125), Kane(114), Wheeler(106), Ladd(88)

Face-Off Wins:


Buffalo: Hodgson(243), Ott(182), Foligno(117), Larsson(67)


Winnipeg: Little(320), Jokinen(291), Scheifele(161), Wright(90)



Buffalo: Ott(110), Foligno(84), Girgensons(64), Myers(59)


Winnipeg: Kane(73), Byfuglien(68), Ladd(63), Jokinen and Stuart(62)

Blocked Shots:


Buffalo: Ehrhoff(53), Myers(44), Tallinder(39), Pysyk and Weber(38)


Winnipeg: Byfuglien(57), Enstrom(52), Stuart(48), Clitsome(39)

Tonight’s Starting Goaltending Matchup:


Buffalo: Ryan Miller 6-17-0 2.91 GAA .921 SV% 0 SO


Winnipeg: Ondrej Pavelec 10-13-4 2.85 GAA .909 SV% 1 SO



Last Meeting: April 22 Jets Won 2-1



Season Series: Jets Won 3-0-0


All-Time: Jets Lead 29-16-6


All-Time vs WPG: Tied 12-12-2

Upcoming Matchups:


December 31 at Jets 7:00 PM

Last Game Recap:

Sabres Fall To Flames In Overtime

In a low-scoring affair, the Buffalo Sabres were able to strike first for the sixth time this season, but their efforts fell short.

Calgary Flames Matt Stajan beat Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth on a low wrist shot 42 seconds into overtime to give Calgary a 2-1 victory over Buffalo at First Niagara Center on Saturday.

Both teams were held off the scoreboard through 40 minutes as hard work and gritty play prevailed. Despite the high number of power-play opportunities both ways, Enroth and Calgary’s Karri Ramo shut out their opponent s through two periods. Enroth made 19 saves and Ramo made 18 in that span.

Enroth started the game in place of Ryan Miller, who played both parts of a home-and-home series against Ottawa on Tuesday and Thursday. This was Enroth’s first start since Dec. 7, a 3-2 loss in Montreal.

Enroth stopped 24 of 26 shots against Calgary, but the last goal stood out in Enroth’s mind. For Enroth, it was the low point in an otherwise solid appearance.

“I think he walked it over on my right side and just kept walking. It was a bad shot that I missed,” Enroth said.

Buffalo’s Matt Moulson scored the game’s first goal and Buffalo’s only goal at the 14:20 mark of the third period off a pass across the slot from Zemgus Girgensons. The goal was Moulson’s first point in his last six games.

“It was a good play by Zemgus driving wide there, and he got the puck to the net, and it kind of found its way in,” Moulson said. “Luckily it went off [Ramo’s] head and into the net.”

The offense struggled to produce for Buffalo again as they posted two or less goals for the sixth-straight game. Moulson said the team was frustrated, but the chances will come.

“We’ve got to keep creating chances. Eventually we’ll get some bounces here, we’ve been getting some bad bounces. We just have to keep working,” he said.

Less than three minutes after Moulson’s goal, Paul Byron tied the game for Calgary off a pass from behind the Buffalo net. The Sabres had a hard time developing momentum with all the first period penalties, and they struggled again with the Calgary goal coming so soon after Buffalo opened the scoring.

“It’s tough to get everyone involved when the special teams are out there. You just have to deal with it, that’s how some games are, and obviously that’s how this one went,” Moulson said. “It’s tough early on in games just to stay in them because of the penalties back and forth, but you have to find a way to kind of create that momentum.”

Tonight’s Preview:


Injury Report:


Buffalo: Sulzer Undisclosed(IR/Probable), McCormick Upper Body(Out), Hodgson Lower Body(Probable)


Winnipeg: Slater Sports Hernia Surgery(IR/Out), Postma Blood Clot in Leg(IR/Out), Bogosian Strained Groin(IR/Out), Halischuk Right Forearm Surgery(IR/Out), Peluso Suspension(Out)

Next 5 Games:


December 19 vs Boston Bruins 7:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV HD)


December 21 at Boston Bruins 7:00 PM(MSG HD)


December 23 vs Phoenix Coyotes 7:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV HD)


December 27 at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:30 PM(MSG HD/TSN HD)


December 29 vs Washington Capitals 5:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV HD)


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