Newly acquired center Konopka looks to make an impact as the Sabres take on the Devils

vs. 7:00 PM

Last Game:
Buffalo: January 2 @ Minnesota-Sabres Lost 4-1

New Jersey: January 3 vs Chicago-Devils Lost 5-3

New Jersey: 17-17-8

Buffalo: 26
New Jersey: 42

Rank In Conference:
Buffalo: 16th(8th in Atlantic)
New Jersey: 10th(4th in Metropolitan)

Goals For:
Buffalo: 67(30th)
New Jersey: 100(23rd)

Goals Against:
Buffalo: 116(T-17th)
New Jersey: 102(T-10th)

Power Play Rankings:
Buffalo: 11.9%(29th)
New Jersey: 18.0%(T-14th)

Penalty Kill Rankings:
Buffalo: 82.3%(15th)
New Jersey: 87.1%(3rd)

Shots For:
Buffalo: 1080(29th)
New Jersey: 1066(30th)

Shots Against:
Buffalo: 1415(27th)
New Jersey: 1046(2nd)

Face-Off Percentage:
Buffalo: 46.4%(27th)
New Jersey: 45.8%(29th)

Buffalo: 1031(9th)
New Jersey: 833(23rd)

Blocked Shots:
Buffalo: 570(15th)
New Jersey: 424(30th)

Team Leaders:

Buffalo: Moulson(13), Hodgson and Ennis(8), Foligno and Ott(5), Girgensons, Myers, Stafford(4)
New Jersey: Jagr(13), Ryder(12), Henrique(9), Zubrus and Brunner(8)

Buffalo: Moulson(13), Ehrhoff(12), Hodgson(11), Girgensons(10)
New Jersey: Jagr(21), Elias(18), Greene and Zidlicky(14), Gelinas(12)

Buffalo: Moulson(26), Hodgson(19), Ennis(15), Girgensons and Ehrhoff(14)
New Jersey: Jagr(34), Elias(25), Greene and Zidlicky(21), Ryder(20)

Buffalo: Ellis(+1), Sulzer, Adam, McNabb(EV)
New Jersey: Jagr(+11), Zubrus(+9), Zajac and Volchenkov(+4)

Penalty Minutes:
Buffalo: Scott(64), Foligno(57), Konopka(55), Myers(44), McCormick and Ott(43)
New Jersey: Zidlicky(42), Jagr, Zubrus, Brunner, Janssen(22)

Buffalo: Moulson and Stafford(97), Ennis(88), Ehrhoff(83), Hodgson(80)
New Jersey: Jagr(95), Zajac(77), Ryder(72), Gelinas(71), Brunner and Bernier(70)

Face-Off Wins:
Buffalo: Hodgson(259), Ott(233), Konopka(157), Foligno(124), Ennis(100)
New Jersey: Zajac(351), Henrique(213), Elias(146), Loktionov(107)

Buffalo: Ott(130), Foligno(95), Weber(84), Girgensons(79)
New Jersey: Bernier(72), Gelinas(69), Volchenkov(67), Zubrus(61)

Blocked Shots:
Buffalo: Ehrhoff(60), Myers(57), Weber(55), Tallinder(46)
New Jersey: Greene(60), Volchenkov(54), Zidlicky(37), Fayne(32)

Tonight’s Starting Goaltending Matchup:
Buffalo: Ryan Miller 10-18-1 2.70 GAA .926 SV% 0 SO
New Jersey: Cory Schneider 5-8-5 2.13 GAA .914 SV% 2 SO

Last Meeting: November 30 @ New Jersey-Devils Won 1-0(OT)

Season Series: Devils Lead 1-0-0
All-Time: Sabres Lead 74-49-24
All-Time @ BUF: Sabres Lead 40-23-10

Upcoming Matchups:
April 1 at Buffalo 7:00 PM(MSG HD)

Injury Report:
Buffalo: McCormick Upper Body(IR/Out), Hodgson Broken Finger(IR/Out), Porter Lower Body(IR/Out), Tallinder Upper Body(Out), Leino Lower Body(Doubtful), Stafford Upper Body(Out)
New Jersey: Larsson Lower Body(IR/Out), Harrold Broken Foot(IR/Out), Brunner Sprained Knee(IR/Out), Volchenkov Body Soreness(IR/Out), Elias Upper Body(Questionable)

Next 5 Games:
January 7 vs Carolina Hurricanes 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
January 9 vs Florida Panthers 7:00 PM(MSG HD)
January 12 at Washington Capitals 3:00 PM(MSG HD)
January 14 vs Philadelphia Flyers 7:30 PM(NBCSN HD)
January 15 at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:30 PM(MSG HD)

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