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Takeo 11-23-2003 07:16 PM

Gameday: Sabres at Panthers 11/24
 
GAME: Buffalo Sabres (9-9-2-1) at Florida Panthers (8-12-2-0).

TIME: Monday, 7:30 p.m. EST.

Steven Weiss has provided the Florida Panthers with an offensive spark since being recalled from the American Hockey League. The rookie center will look to continue his strong start and help the Panthers win back-to-back games for the first time this season as they host the Buffalo Sabres at the Office Depot Center.

Weiss scored the game-winning goal in overtime in the Panthers' 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday. He also had an assist on the go-ahead goal with 2:53 left in regulation, giving him consecutive games with a goal and an assist. The Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak, improving to 3-4 since general manager Rick Dudley replaced Mike Keenan as coach.

Florida recalled right wing Juraj Kolnik and defenseman Grant McNeill from San Antonio of the AHL to replace Mikael Samuelsson (jaw) and Eric Messier (dislocated right wrist). Messier injured his wrist in the first period of Florida's 6-3 loss to Atlanta on Friday.

The Sabres are coming off a 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday, dropping their record to 0-9 when allowing the opening goal this season. Mika Noronen, whose 1.76 goals-against average is third-best in the league, stopped 21 shots.

Buffalo is 0-for-28 with the man advantage since Nov. 7.


STANDINGS (through Nov. 22): Sabres - 21 points, 3rd place, 7 PB, Northeast Division. Panthers - 18 points, 3rd place, 7 PB, Southeast Division.

TEAM LEADERS: Sabres - J.P. Dumont, Taylor Pyatt and Ales Kotalik, 6 goals; Chris Drury, 10 assists; Dumont, 15 points; Andrew Peters, 66 PIM. Panthers - Olli Jokinen, 8 goals; Viktor Kozlov, 9 assists and 14 points; Darcy Hordichuk, 54 PIM.

SPECIAL TEAMS (through Nov. 22): Sabres - Power play: 13.5 percent (12 for 89), 23rd in NHL. Penalty killing: 83.6 percent (92 for 110), 15th. Panthers - Power play: 14.3 percent (12 for 84), 20th (tied). Penalty killing: 84.1 percent (95 for 113), 13th.

GOALTENDERS: Sabres - Noronen (4-4-0, 2, 1.76); Martin Biron (5-4-2, 0 SO, 2.78 GAA). Panthers - Luongo (6-10-2, 1, 2.43); Steve Shields (2-2-0, 0, 3.50).

2002-03 SEASON SERIES: Sabres, 2-1-1.

LAST MEETING: March 8; Sabres, 4-0. At Florida, Noronen made 29 saves for his first career shutout.

ROAD/HOME RECORDS: Sabres - 5-6-1-0 on the road; Panthers - 3-6-1-0 at home.

http://nhl.com/onthefly/scoreboard/p...2_preview.html

Takeo 11-23-2003 07:18 PM

I sense a stinker. Panthers 4-1.

ManuelCalavera 11-23-2003 08:50 PM

Sabres rebound after decent, if losing effort. Im hoping that Noronen begins to play more often. He has been consistent - a novelty, yes. I do think that Biron should play, as it is the 3rd game in 4 nights. Too many, methinks.

Prediction: 3-2 Buffalo in a squeaker, possibly OT. Briere and Weiss have big games. (Reminder: Darcy tried oh so hard to trade up for Weiss :teach: )

Hopefully Satan can get a point to get him going again...

woodfeld2 11-23-2003 10:04 PM

Tie, 2-2.
Satan and Kotalik for Buffalo.
Jokinen and Hagman for Florida.

WhoIsJimBob 11-24-2003 01:59 AM

Sabres 4
Panthers 1

The win one, lose one rollercoaster continues.

djhn579 11-24-2003 03:25 AM

Sabres, 2 - 1 in overtime

blueshirts18 11-24-2003 08:02 AM

Sabres win 3-2


Fitzpatrick nets first goal of the year and it will be a Game Winner


late

Kozak72 11-24-2003 11:09 AM

going to the game, so looking for an exciting game and Sabres win.

David3750 11-24-2003 11:23 AM

If Satan can find his way out of hell and show up for a game for once, Sabres win 3-2. If not, Panthers 3-1.

KillToronto 11-24-2003 11:24 AM

I don't know what to expect. So I'll say 3-2 Panthers.

Rhett4 11-24-2003 11:35 AM

Sabres-4
Panthers-2

Satan finally scoares a goal. The Hecht-Briere-Dumont line looks good once again, and Pyatt starts to wake up.

The team works and grinds out a victory.

imyourhuckleberry 11-24-2003 12:14 PM

3-0 sabres pyatt, hecht,kalinen

SabresRule 11-24-2003 12:56 PM

Mika 3-0

Biron 4-2

Sabres WIN!

eSabre 11-24-2003 01:09 PM

Sabres 5
(Dumont, Afinogenov, Mair, Briere, Satan)

Panthers 3
(Jokinen 2, Kozlov)

Paxon 11-24-2003 01:40 PM

3 - 1 Sabres. Briere line has a big game.

lecherous 11-24-2003 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rob_paxon
Briere line has a big game.

Briere line is going to have 62 more big games this season, hopefully ;)

Rhett4 11-24-2003 03:14 PM

Buffalo with some big chances. Luongo makes the saves.

Florida with some good chances. 2 slip by Biron.

And that's how it goes.

lecherous 11-24-2003 03:36 PM

And thanks to Adelphia, I'm going to miss a large portion of the game.

Though I guess I'd rather stare at a black screen than watch them get manhandled by the lowly Panthers.

Rhett4 11-24-2003 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lecherous
And thanks to Adelphia, I'm going to miss a large portion of the game.

Though I guess I'd rather stare at a black screen than watch them get manhandled by the lowly Panthers.

They're surging now and actually manhandling the Panthers in their own zone. Too bad they can't sink anything or actually finish. We just need one to go in to crack Luongo and see what happens from there.

Ruckus007 11-24-2003 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rhett4
They're surging now and actually manhandling the Panthers in their own zone. Too bad they can't sink anything or actually finish. We just need one to go in to crack Luongo and see what happens from there.



Luongo owns the Sabres. :cry:

lecherous 11-24-2003 03:58 PM

If Adelphia doesn't have this back on by the start of the 3rd, I'm going to riot. $38 a month for basic cable and it constantly cuts out. This is the worst-run company ever.

SabresRule 11-24-2003 04:01 PM

WHAT HAS HAPPENED?! luongo has a .895 % against the sabres (apporx) but his doing well.


GOD IM SO ANGRY.

Ruckus007 11-24-2003 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SabresRule
WHAT HAS HAPPENED?! luongo has a .895 % against the sabres (apporx) but his doing well.


GOD IM SO ANGRY.



Are you sure about that? If it's true it's surprising. I remember several occasions of him looking Vezina-like versus the Sabres over the past few years.

Rhett4 11-24-2003 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ruckus007
Are you sure about that? If it's true it's surprising. I remember several occasions of him looking Vezina-like versus the Sabres over the past few years.

How come we give up point deflections about every single game, yet we score none of our own...ever.

SabresRule 11-24-2003 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ruckus007
Are you sure about that? If it's true it's surprising. I remember several occasions of him looking Vezina-like versus the Sabres over the past few years.

check Yahoo! sports. i might be wrong.


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