Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Game 3: Sabres/Rangers Preview

The Sabres take on the Rangers at MSG tonight at 7pm. This could be a dangerous game for a semi-depleted Sabres team who just lost another center in Jochen Hecht. Hecht will be out for 2-4 weeks with a broken finger. They face a Ranger team who are 5-0-0 and going for a franchise best six straight unbeaten games tonight. The Rangers have found a hot hand in Brandon Dubinsky and Aaron Voros. Both Voros and Dubinsky have 3 goals and 4 assists had have played a major role in getting the Rangers to where they are right now. Game is on MSG as usual, here are the stats.

Lines for Tonight's Game (according to the Buffalo News)


Stat Leaders
Goals - Vanek (3)
Assists - Kotalik, Paille, Afinogenov, Numminen, Pominville (2)
Points - Vanek, Kotalik, Pominville (3)
Plus/Minus - Rivet (+3)
Penalty Minutes - Rivet, Kaleta (25)
Shots on Goal - Vanek (11)

Special Teams
Power Play - 17.6% (16th in League)
Penalty Kill - 100% (Tied for 1st in League)

Miller: 1-0, .92 GAA, .964 SV%
Lalime: 1-0, 1.00 GAA, .958 SV%

New York Rangers

Stat Leaders
Goals - Voros, Dubinsky (3)
Assists - Girardi - (5)
Points - Dubinsky, Voros (7)
Plus/Minus - Redden, Zherdev (+3)
Penalty Minutes - Dubinsky, Mara (11)
Shots on Goal - Drury, Gomez, Dubinsky (17)

Special Teams
Power Play - 20.8% (13th in League)
Penalty Kill - 100% (Tied for 1st in League)

Lundqvist: 4-0, 1.25 GAA, .949 SV%
Valiquette: 1-0, 3.00 GAA, .893 SV%

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