Monday, November 3, 2008

Game 12: Sabres/Devils Preview

The Sabres may get another break tonight as they face the Devils in Newark. Martin Brodeur suffered an elbow injury and will not play tonight for the Devils. In his place will be Kevin Weekes who will be playing his first game of the season. Weekes has never really had good luck against the Sabres, going 5-10-2 in 19 games with a career 3.37 GAA and .883 SV%. The Sabres are coming off a solid win against the Capitals at home. Being second in the division means that every game is going to count especially if the Sabres have to keep pace against the Canadians.

The game time is 7:00 on the network that Bill Dance made famous. Here are the stats.


Stat Leaders
Goals - Vanek (11)
Assists - Sekera, Afinogenov (7)
Points - Vanek (14)
Plus/Minus - Vanek, Lydman (+5)
Penalty Minutes - Mair (37)
Shots - Vanek (49)

Special Teams
Powerplay - 20.3% (10th in League)
Penalty Kill - 89.8% (3rd in League)

Miller: 6-1-1, 1.82 GAA, .936 SV%
Lalime: 1-1-1, 2.59 GAA, .910 SV%

New Jersey

Stat Leaders
Goals - Parise (9)
Assists - Gionta, Zajac (6)
Points - Parise (14)
Plus/Minus - Oduya (+8)
Penalty Minutes - Rupp (32)
Shots - Elias (42)

Special Teams
Power Play - 15.8% (22nd in League)
Penalty Kill - 77.8% (21st in League)

Brodeur: 6-2-2, 2.16 GAA, .916 SV%

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