@ 9:00 PM
Buffalo: January 18th @ Red Wings Loss 6-4
Calgary: January 21st @ Ducks Loss 6-3
Rank In Conference:
Buffalo: 16th(8th in Atlantic)
Calgary: 8th(4th in Pacific)
Power Play Rankings:
Penalty Kill Rankings:
Buffalo: Girgensons(13), Ennis(12), Moulson and Stafford(7), Stewart(6)
Calgary: Monahan(15), Hudler(14), Gaudreau(13), Wideman(12)
Buffalo: Ennis(16), Stafford(15), Moulson(13), Girgensons and Stewart(9)
Calgary: Giordano(29), Hudler(25), Gaudreau(22), Brodie(21)
Buffalo: Ennis(28), Girgensons and Stafford(22), Moulson(20), Stewart(15)
Calgary: Giordano(40), Hudler(39), Gaudreau(35), Monahan(30)
Buffalo: Pysyk, Armia, and Dalpe(EV), Reinhart, Schaller, and Larsson(-1), Ellis(-2), Varone(-4)
Calgary: Brodie(+23), Giordano(+19), Hudler(+13), Gaudreau(+11)
Buffalo: Myers(51), Deslauriers(50), Stewart(47), Weber(45)
Calgary: Bollig(42), Engelland(37), Giordano(31), Glencross(30)
Buffalo: Ennis(113), Moulson(88), Girgensons(85), Stewart(82)
Calgary: Monahan(118), Giordano(115), Gaudreau(97), Wideman(96)
Buffalo: Girgensons(340), Mitchell(170), McCormick(147), Hodgson(142)
Calgary: Monahan(517), Jooris(186), Stajan(165), Backlund(160)
Buffalo: Deslauriers(152), Weber(94), Girgensons(93), Foligno(92)
Calgary: Bouma(151), Bollig and Glencross(88), Byron(79), Engelland(75)
Buffalo: Gorges(127), Weber(84), Myers(76), Ristolainen(70)
Calgary: Russell(143), Wideman(111), Giordano(100), Brodie(96)
Tonight’s Projected Lines:
Sabres Forward Lines:
Sabres Defense Pairings:
Flames Forward Lines:
Flames Defense Pairings:
Tonight’s Starting Goaltending Matchup:
Buffalo: Jhonas Enroth 31 GP 11-17-2 3.41 GAA .899 SV% 1 SO
Calgary: Jonas Hiller 30 GP 13-13-2 2.47 GAA .911 SV% 1 SO
Last Meeting: December 11th Sabres Won 4-3
Season Series: Sabres Lead 1-0-0-0
All-Time: Sabres Lead 49-34-16-1-0
All-Time vs CGY: Flames Lead 21-18-11-0-0
Last Game’s Recap:
Zetterberg’s Hat Trick Leads Wings Past Sabres
Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock emphasizes being ready from the opening faceoff. One of his regular sayings is, “Get started on time.”
The Red Wings didn’t do that on Sunday, but they made up for it.
Henrik Zetterberg had three goals and an assist for his sixth career hat trick and Detroit rallied for a 6-4 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Joe Louis Arena.
The Red Wings trailed 3-0 after the first period, but scored five consecutive goals.
“Obviously we were embarrassed. That was as bad as we’ve been,” Babcock said. “It wasn’t totally a surprise to me. This was a trap game. We’ve played two real good teams (St. Louis Blues and Nashville Predators) in a row and found ways to win. It’s a back-to-back (Detroit beat Nashville 5-2 on Saturday), so you don’t have time to get in here and get organized and feeling good about yourself. You don’t prepare like you should.”
Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist had a goal and an assist each and Drew Miller scored for Detroit (26-11-9).
“They were hungrier and won all the battles,” Zetterberg said. “We knew we had to play better to turn it around and obviously we got a good start in the next 40 minutes.”
Petr Mrazek allowed three goals on seven shots before being pulled with 6:23 left in the first period. Tom McCollum replaced him and made seven saves for his first career win.
“I’m still trying to figure it out. It’s obviously not the way I imagined it would happen, but it’s a great feeling,” said McCollum, Detroit’s first-round pick (No. 30) at the 2008 NHL Draft. “I’m just happy with the team that turned it around and really turned it around after I got in there.”
Tyler Ennis had two goals and an assist and Drew Stafford and Chris Stewart scored for Buffalo (14-30-3), which lost its 11th straight in regulation. Nikita Zadorov had two assists and Jhonas Enroth made 20 saves.
“We had a great first period, maybe our best period of the year,” Ennis said. “But it sounds like a broken record, we took some penalties and they came out strong in the second.”
Sabres Kick Off Western Swing Of Road Trip With a Visit To The Saddledome
Season series: Buffalo Sabres forward Matt Moulson scored two goals, including the game-winner, in their only previous game this season against the Calgary Flames, a 4-3 Sabres win on Dec. 11, 2014 at First Niagara Center.
Sabres team scope: The Sabres ended the first half of the season by losing 11 games in a row, and Buffalo is already facing new obstacles before the first puck has been dropped in the second half. Goalie Michal Neuvirth is out after sustaining a lower-body injury while working out during the All-Star break. Matt Hackett has been recalled from Rochester of the American Hockey League as a result. The Sabres will also be without young defenseman Nikita Zadorov, whom Buffalo suspended after failing to report on time following the break. “When you’re a 19-year-old kid, sometimes if you’re not instructed to do things, you know how kids can be sometimes,” Sabres coach Ted Nolan said Monday. “This will be a big, big learning curve for him.” Zadorov is expected to return to the Sabres at some point during their current road trip.
Flames team scope: Calgary is currently in Stanley Cup Playoff position with a one-point edge on the Los Angeles Kings for the West’s second wild-card spot. The Flames will have the chance to pad their slim lead; they open the second half with a six-game homestand, the first three games of which all come against opponents outside of the playoff field. Calgary will have to contend with injuries, however; forward Curtis Glencross (lower-body injury) and defenseman Ladislav Smid (upper-body injury) remain out. To help fill the void, the Flames on Monday recalled forward Sven Baertschi, the 13th player chosen at the 2011 NHL Draft, forward David Wolf and defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon.
Buffalo: Foligno Hand(IR/Out), McCormick Blood Clot(IR/Out), Gionta Upper Body(IR/Probable), Weber Lower Body(Probable), Neuvirth Lower Body(Out), Zadorov Suspension(Out)
Calgary: Bennett Shoulder(Out), Glencross Lower Body(IR/Out), Smid Undisclosed(IR/Out)
Next 5 Games:
January 29th @ Edmonton Oilers 9:30 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)
January 30th @ Vancouver Canucks 10:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV/NHLN-US HD)
February 3rd @ Montreal Canadiens 7:30 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)
February 5th vs St. Louis Blues 7:00 PM(MSG HD/Bell TV)
February 7th vs Dallas Stars 7:00 PM(MSG HD)