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In What Will Likely Be Miller’s Last Home Start In Sabres Uniform Against Sharks

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Last Game:

 

Buffalo: February 26 vs Bruins Won(OT) 5-4

 

 

San Jose: February 27 at Flyers Won 7-3
Record:

Buffalo:17-34-8

 

San Jose: 38-16-5
Points:

 

Buffalo: 42

 

San Jose: 82
Rank In Conference:

 

Buffalo: 16th(8th in Atlantic)

 

San Jose: 4th(2nd in Pacific)
Goals For:

 

Buffalo: 112(30th)

 

San Jose: 173(T-7th)
Goals Against:

 

Buffalo: 174(24th)

 

San Jose: 140(T-4th)
Power Play Rankings:

 

Buffalo: 14.6%(24th)

 

San Jose: 17.3%(18th)
Penalty Kill Rankings:

 

Buffalo: 81.8%(14th)

 

San Jose: 84.2%(7th)
Shots For:

 

Buffalo: 1573(29th)

 

San Jose: 2090(1st)
Shots Against:

 

Buffalo: 2018(28th)

 

San Jose: 1664(6th)
Face-Off Percentage:

 

Buffalo: 47.2%(27th)

 

San Jose: 53.2%(T-1st)
Hits:

 

Buffalo: 1517(9th)

 

San Jose: 1168(26th)
Blocked Shots:

 

Buffalo: 843(16th)

 

San Jose: 962(3rd)
Team Leaders:

 

Goals:

 

Buffalo: Moulson(16), Hodgson and Ennis(14), Stafford(10), Ott(9)

 

San Jose: Pavelski(32), Marleau(23), Hertl(15), Couture(16)
Assists:

 

Buffalo: Ehrhoff(22), Moulson(19), Hodgson(17), Ennis(16)

 

San Jose: Thornton(49), Marleau(29), Pavelski(25), Demers(24)
Points:

 

Buffalo: Moulson(35), Hodgson(31), Ennis(30), Ehrhoff(28)

 

San Jose: Thornton and Pavelski(57), Marleau(52), Couture(37), Wingels(31)
Plus/Minus:

 

Buffalo: Ruhwedel(+3), McNabb(+1), Adam(EV), Kaleta, Larsson, and Sulzer(-1)

 

San Jose: Burns(+21), Vlasic(+18), Braun and Pavelski(+16), Thornton(+15)
Penalty Minutes:

 

Buffalo: Scott(85), Konopka(73), Foligno(61), Myers(56)

 

San Jose: Desjardins(72), Brown(57), Hannan(39), Wingels(30)
Shots:

 

Buffalo: Ennis(143), Moulson(130), Stafford(129), Ehrhoff(128)

 

San Jose: Marleau(208), Burns(169), Couture(163), Pavelski(162)
Face-Off Wins:

 

Buffalo: Ott(365), Hodgson(307), Konopka(273), Ennis(162)

 

San Jose: Pavelski(504), Thornton(470), Couture(341), Desjardins(289)
Hits:

 

Buffalo: Ott(194), Foligno(154), Weber(149), Girgensons(127)

 

San Jose: Wingels(155), Stuart(100), Brown(93), Burns(90)
Blocked Shots:

 

Buffalo: Weber(96), Ehrhoff(80), Myers(74), McBain(70)

 

San Jose: Braun(110), Vlasic(108), Stuart(101), Demers(78)
Tonight’s Starting Goaltending Matchup:

 

Buffalo: Ryan Miller 15-22-3 2.72 GAA .923 SV% 0 SO

 

San Jose: Antti Niemi 29-12-6 2.39 GAA .912 SV% 2 SO
Notes:

 

Last Meeting: November 5 Sabres Won(SO) 5-4

 

 

Season Series: Sabres Lead 1-0-0

 

All-Time: Sabres Lead 19-6-5

 

All-Time vs SJS: Sabres Lead 14-1-0
Upcoming Matchups:
Last Game Recap:
D’Agostini Scores Winner :22 Seconds into Overtime To Give The Sabres Their 2nd Win In A Row
It’s been a long time since Jhonas Enroth has been able to skate off the ice as a winning goaltender.
Wednesday night, the Buffalo Sabres netminder was able to do just that as picked up his second win of the season and his first since Oct. 25 in Buffalo’s 5-4 overtime win against the Boston Bruins at First Niagara Center.
After Matt D’Agostini scored the game-winning goal 22 seconds into the extra period, it seemed as if the players pouring off the bench could decide whether to celebrate first with D’Agostini or Enroth.
“You never know who to go to in that situation,” Sabres forward Brian Flynn said. “[Enroth] battled all night and has all season. I think the boys felt good to get the win for him.”
Enroth had gone 0-10-4 in his 14 decisions between wins. On Wednesday, he turned aside 29 shots to earn his first career win against Boston.
“I just tried to stay with my own game and focus on my own job and don’t really worry about the end there,” Enroth said. “That’s pretty much it.”
Sabres interim coach Ted Nolan liked to see the players on the bench go over to recognize Enroth after the game. He sees it as another step in developing a different type of culture within the dressing room.
“The one thing we’ve been trying to create here is a team-type of atmosphere,” Nolan said. “The guys really care for one another, they work together, so they know how long it’s been for Jhonas to get that win and you could see the way they went to him was a great sign.”
D’Agostini’s goal came thanks to a big burst of speed and Chara mishandling the puck at center ice. D’Agostini raced through the neutral zone, picked up the puck and went in on a partial breakaway against goaltender Chad Johnson.
He then put the puck home on a backhand past Johnson’s right skate for his fourth goal of the season.
“It feels good to just contribute,” D’Agostini said. “You get your chances and playing good is one thing, but to get a goal to help the team win feels pretty good.”
http://sabres.nhl.com/gamecenter/en/recap?id=2013020882
Tonight’s Preview:

 

Injury Report:

 

Buffalo: Ennis Body Soreness(Questionable)

 

San Jose: Hertl Right Knee Surgery(IR/Out), Stuart Upper Body(IR/Out), Kennedy Lower Body(Questionable)

 

 

 

Next 5 Games:

 

March 3 at Dallas Stars 8:00 PM(NBCSN HD/TSN2 HD)

 

March 6 at Tampa Bay Lighting 7:30 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV HD)

 

March 7 at Florida Panthers 7:30 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV HD)

 

March 9 vs Chicago Blackhawks 7:30 PM(NBCSN HD/TSN2 HD)

 

March 11 vs Nashville Predators 7:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV HD)

 

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