Sabres Start 4 Game Home Stand With Visit from Howard and The Red Wings

@ 5:00 PM

Last Game:

Buffalo: November 1st @ Penguins Loss 5-0

Detroit: October 31st vs Kings Won 5-2


Buffalo: 2-9-1

Detroit: 6-2-2

Buffalo: 5

Detroit: 14
Rank In Conference:

Buffalo: 15th(8th in Atlantic)

Detroit: 4th(3rd in Atlantic)
Goals For:

Buffalo: 12(30th)

Detroit: 27(T-16th)
Goals Against:

Buffalo: 41(30th)

Detroit: 20(T-5th)
Power Play Rankings:

Buffalo: 2.6%(29th)

Detroit: 12.8%(24th)
Penalty Kill Rankings:

Buffalo: 80.4%(20th)

Detroit: 94.1%(1st)
Shots For:

Buffalo: 251(29th)

Detroit: 293(23rd)
Shots Against:

Buffalo: 438(30th)

Detroit: 272(5th)
Face-Off Percentage:

Buffalo: 41.9%(30th)

Detroit: 51.0%(12th)

Buffalo: 328(3rd)

Detroit: 204(24th)
Blocked Shots:

Buffalo: 228(1st)

Detroit: 123(24th)
Team Leaders:


Buffalo: Ennis(4), Girgensons and Foligno(2), Mitchell, Hodgson, Stafford, and Deslauriers(1)

Detroit: Nyquist(7), Abdelkader(5), Datsyuk(4), Zetterberg(3)

Buffalo: Stafford(5), Moulson(2), 12 Tied with 1 Assist

Detroit: Zetterberg(11), Kronwall(6), Abdelkader, Datsyuk, and Helm(4), Franzen, and DeKeyser(3)

Buffalo: Stafford(6), Ennis(5), Foligno and Girgensons(3), Hodgson, Moulson, and Mitchell(2)

Detroit: Zetterberg(14), Abdelkader and Nyquist(9), Datsyuk and Kronwall(8), Franzen(5)

Buffalo: Zadorov(EV), Flynn, Strachan, and Reinhart(-1), Deslauriers(-2), Girgensons, Mitchell, and Myers(-3)

Detroit: Zetterberg and Abdelkader(+5), DeKeyser and Kindl(+4), Smith(+3), Nyquist(+2)
Penalty Minutes:

Buffalo: Myers(25), Stafford(23), McCormick(18), Deslauriers and Weber(13)

Detroit: Ericsson(12), Kronwall(10), Zetterberg, Abdelkader, and Franzen(8), Quincy, Glendening, and Kindl(6)

Buffalo: Stewart(30), Moulson and Myers(23), Girgensons(21), Ennis(20)

Detroit: Zetterberg(31), Abdelkader(26), Tatar(24), Nyquist(22)
Face-Off Wins:

Buffalo: Girgensons(65), Hodgson(49), Ennis(48), McCormick(27)

Detroit: Zetterberg(84), Glendening(77), Sheahan(55), Helm(33)

Buffalo: Weber(37), Foligno(36), Deslauriers(35), Girgensons(33)

Detroit: Abdelkader(28), Miller(19), Jurco and Glendening(18), Helm and Quincey(14)
Blocked Shots:

Buffalo: Gorges(53), Weber(27), Benoit(23), Myers(18)

Detroit: Kronwall(18), DeKeyser(17), Smith(13), Miller(12)
Starting Lineups:
Sabres Forward Lines:




Sabres Defense Pairings:



Red Wings Forward Lines:




Red Wings Defense Pairings:



Tonight’s Starting Goaltending Matchup:

Buffalo: Michal Neuvirth 4 GP 1-3-0 3.26 GAA .910 SV% 0 SO

Detroit: Jimmy Howard 7 GP 5-1-2 1.97 GAA .929 SV% 0 SO

Last Meeting: April 8 Red Wings Won 4-2

Season Series: Red Wings Won 4-0-0-0

All-Time: Red Wings Lead 54-52-13-0-1

All-Time vs DET: Sabres Lead 34-16-8-0-1
Upcoming Matchups:

December 23rd @ Red Wings 7:30 PM

January 13th vs Red Wings 7:00 PM

January 18th @ Red Wings 8:00 PM

Last Game Recap:

Penguins’ Fleury continues to roll, blanks Sabres
PITTSBURGH — Marc-Andre Fleury made 18 saves Saturday for his third shutout in four games in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 5-0 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Consol Energy Center.
Fleury has stopped 95 of 98 shots over this stretch. Pittsburgh controlled the game throughout, allowing few scoring chances to get through to Fleury, who faced six shots in the third period.

“It think it was the easiest shot-wise [of the three shutouts], physically,” Fleury said. “Mentally, it’s a little tougher because you’re not doing anything. You’re just standing there, so it’s a little tougher to always stay alert, but I thought our guys played so well. They didn’t give much.”
The Penguins have won their past four games by a combined margin of 19-3. Buffalo has been shut out in five of its first 12 games.
“I just know that I’ve got to find a way to get this one out of my mind here in the next 15-20 minutes,” Sabres defenseman Mike Weber said. “Whether it’s been on the road or at home, we somehow have to find an identity to get nasty, get angry. There’s not enough anger, there’s not enough intensity throughout the game.
“We’re not a team that should be pumping the puck in and swinging by guys. We’re not a team that gets the puck dumped in on us and it should be easy on their forwards to pick it up and wheel and make plays. Every man has to pick it up.”

Tonight’s Preview:

Injury Report:

Buffalo: Kaleta Facial Fractures(IR/Out), Hackett Torn ACL(IR/Out)

Detroit: Weiss Groin(IR/Out), Quincy Ankle(Doubtful)

Next 5 Games:

November 5th vs Montreal Canadiens 7:30 PM(MSG HD/SN)

November 7th vs Edmonton Oilers 7:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)

November 8th vs Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00 PM(MSG HD/FX-CA)

November 11th @ St. Louis Blues 8:00 PM(NBCSN HD)

November 13th @ Minnesota Wild 8:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)

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