26 Thomas Vanek ("A") - 19 Cody Hodgson - 29 Jason Pominville ("C")
82 Marcus Foligno - 63 Tyler Ennis - 55 Jochen Hecht
9 Steve Ott - 25 Mikhail Grigorenko - 21 Drew Stafford ("A")
32 John Scott - 8 Cody McCormick - 42 Nathan Gerbe
10 Christian Ehrhoff - 52 Alexander Sulzer
3 Jordan Leopold - 6 Mike Weber
33 TJ Brennan - 57 Tyler Myers
30 Ryan Miller
1 Jhonas Enroth
Lineup News & Notes
TJ Brennan, Nathan Gerbe, Patrick Kaleta (neck), Ville Leino (IR; strained right hip) and Robyn Regehr (IR; foot)
were scratched in yesterday's 6-1 loss to Montreal. Andrej Sekera (bruised foot) left the game after an early shot
block and will be re-evaluated today. Brennan will dress in Sekera's absence, while Ryan Miller starts in goal.
According to the Stats
Buffalo were 2-1-1 in four games versus Florida last season, with Ryan Miller playing every minute in goal and
stopping 92 of 98 shots against (2-1-1, 1.47 GAA, .939 SV%). Their leading scorers in the series were Jason
Pominville, with three goals and three assists, and Thomas Vanek, with three goals.
14 Tomas Fleischmann - 9 Stephen Weiss ("A") - 32 Kris Versteeg
82 Tomas Kopecky - 57 Marcel Goc - 27 Alexei Kovalev
11 Jonathan Huberdeau - 50 Drew Shore - 88 Peter Mueller
18 Shawn Matthias - 25 Jerred Smithson - 22 George Parros
17 Filip Kuba - 51 Brian Campbell ("A")
7 Dmitry Kulikov - 43 Mike Weaver
4 Keaton Ellerby - 23 Tyson Strachan
60 Jose Theodore
30 Scott Clemmensen
Lineup News & Notes
Sean Bergenheim (IR; groin), Michael Caruso (IR; broken arm), Ed Jovanovski (knee), George Parros and Stephen
Weiss (groin) were scratched in Thursday's 6-3 win over Winnipeg. Scottie Upshall (ankle) fell awkwardly during a
third period fight and has been placed on injured reserve. Weiss will make his return to the lineup today, while their
captain Jovanovski has not traveled with the team for the road trip. Parros might dress to account for Buffalo enforcer
John Scott, while Jose Theodore will start in goal.
Florida were 2-1-1 in four games versus Buffalo last season, with Jose Theodore appearing three times and stopping
83 of 90 shots against (2-1-0, 2.27 GAA, .922 SV%). Tomas Fleischmann, with one goal and two assists, and Tomas
Kopecky, with three assists, were their leading scorers in the series.
Are you implying the Sabres are the loose team at the party? The one's most likely to put out goals? Most easy to penetrate?
Has word gotten around? Do the Sabres now have a "rep"?
Are you saying that the Panthers may play the Sabres, but wouldn't invite them home to meet MOM?
Good Mother of God, where did we go wrong? Seems like just yesterday we were pushing them on a swing.
Well I hope they all get chlamydia from every rebound score they have, I tell you it's those negative influences they hang out with on the bench. Might be time we put our foot down and encourage them to hang out with a better crowd. That Dineen boy seamed nice.
If lindy keeps Leopold and Myers together can I punch him in the ****ing face? But yeah glad to see Gerbe will be scratched for McCormick who has almost as less career goals or might even have less than Gerbe had in 1 season when we can't score. We put up 7 one game but other than that we have been slow offensively.
This team needs new blood. A shot in the arm a new coach and some new energy players up here like Porter.
Why is that guy in the minors? He's better than Ellis, McCormick, Kaleta and arguably Hecht. Give the guy a chance?