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2/28/13 "Take A Slice" - Sabres VS Panthers



Tonight Your Defending Southeast Division Champion Florida Panthers take on the Buffalo Sabres! Game time at 7:30 EST live from BB&T Center!



Slice It


TV: Live on FSFlorida and Center Ice/Gamecenter.
Internet/Radio: Listen Live on NHL Gamecenter




VS




Standings
Florida:
Conference Position Wins Losses OTL/SOL Total Points
13th69 4 16

Buffalo:
Conference Position Wins Losses OTL/SOL Total Points
15th712115


Injuries
Buffalo:
Player Date Of Incident Status Injury
Ville Leino 2013-01-18 on injured reserve strained right hip
Jordan Leopold 2013-02-18 out indefinitely upper body
Alexander Sulzer 2013-02-24 on injured reserve lower body

Florida:
Player Date Of Incident Status Injury
Michael Caruso 2013-01-23 on injured reserve and is out indefinitely broken wrist
Sean Bergenheim 2013-01-17 undisclosed undisclosed
Ed Jovanovski2013-01-31on injured reserveknee
Scottie Upshall 2013-02-01 questionable for Thursday's game against Buffalo ankle
Kris Versteeg 2013-02-15 questionable for Thursday's game against Buffalo upper body
Filip Kuba2013-02-24day to dayupper body
Stephen Weiss2013-02-26expected to playmissed last game for personal reasons


Line Combinations (Subject To Change)
Buffalo:
LW C RW
Thomas VanekCody HodgsonJason Pominville
Steve OttTyler EnnisNathan Gerbe
Jochen HechtKevin PorterDrew Stafford
Marcus FolignoMikhail GrigorenkoPatrick Kaleta

LDRD
Robyn RegehrTyler Myers
Andrej SekeraChristian Ehrhoff
Adam PardyMike Weber


Florida:
LW C RW
Tomas KopeckyStephen WeissTomas Fleischmann
Jonathan HuberdeauDrew ShorePeter Mueller
Scottie UpshallMarcel GocShawn Matthias
Jack SkilleJerred SmithsonGeorge Parros

LDRD
Brian CampbellMike Weaver
Dmitry KulikovErik Gudbranson
Colby RobakTyson Strachan


Expected Starting Goaltenders (Subject To Change)
Buffalo:
Ryan Miller
GP W L OTL GAA SV% SO
1871012.83 .9160

VS.

Florida:
Scott Clemmensen
GP W L OTL GAA SV% SO
7212 3.62 .8760


Team Leaders
Buffalo:
W Ryan Miller 7
L Ryan Miller 10
GAA Ryan Miller 2.83
G Thomas Vanek 12
A Thomas Vanek 15
+/- Christian Ehrhoff 3
PIM Steve Ott 38

Florida:
W Jose Theodore 4
L Jose Theodore 6
GAA Jose Theodore 3.52
G Tomas Kopecky 8
A Tomas Fleischmann 9
+/- Drew Shore 4
PIM Tomas Kopecky 24


Special Teams
Buffalo:
PP%PP RankPK%PK Rank
11.1%29th(tied)80.7%18th

Florida:
PP%PP RankPK%PK Rank
20.0%10th73.5%29th


News And Notes
Quote:
"We're a desperate team and we needed it," former Sabres defenseman Brian Campbell told the Panthers' official website. "We can fold up and not compete but there's a lot of fight in this team. We have a ways to go but we're working on getting better."
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/teams/fla
George Richards' Blog of the Miami Herald:Your Source For Reliable, Early Panthers Info!


Primary Target

Cody Hodgson, part of the big trade with Vancouver last year, has made a strong impact for the Sabres in his first full season. He's second in scoring only to the dynamic Thomas Vanek. Unfortunately it hasn't been enough to help pull the Sabres out of the Eastern Conference basement yet but few are blaming him.


Red Hot Cat Of The Night

Tomas Kopecky, who scored a hat trick last game, has 6 points in his last 4 games, tied for the team lead in goals with 8.



Last Game VS. Sabres


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Tonight...
LET'S GO PANTHERS!!!!!!!!!!

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