Know The Enemy – Devils vs Buffalo Sabres

Posted by on November 16, 2011

A few notes and stats to get you caught up on today’s opponent –
New Jersey Devils (8-7-1 / 4-4-0 on the road) at Buffalo Sabres (11-6-0 / 5-4-0 at home)

- Game info: 7:30 p.m. ET start at First Niagara Center . TV: VERSUS (HD) RADIO: WFAN 660 AM. Boston TV: VERSUS (HD) RADIO: WGR 550 SportsRadio

- For tickets and ticket price data for this game, click here.

- Martin Brodeur will get the start tonight.

- Ilya Kovalchuk will return to the lineup tonight.

- Mattias Tedenby will be a healthy scratch.

- Patrik Elias had at least one point in seven straight games before last night. He was held scoreless for only the third game this season. The Devils are 0-3 when he doesn’t register a point.

- The Devils ended an 0-for-22 drought on the PP with Clarkson’s goal last night. They team is 6-for-55 (10.9%) on the PP this season, worst in the NHL.

- Nick Palmieri had his first career multi-goal game last night.

- The Sabres are 1st in the Northeast Division, 2nd in the Eastern Conference, and 6th in the NHL overall.

- This is the first of four meetings between the teams this season. The Sabres won three of four last season.

Projected Lineups:

PARISE – HENRIQUE – KOVALCHUK
SYKORA – ELIAS – ZUBRUS
PALMIERI – CARTER – CLARKSON
ZHARKOV – MILLS – JANSSEN

GREENE – LARSSON
TALLINDER – FAYNE
VOLCHENKOV – SALVADOR

BRODEUR
HEDBERG

VANEK – ROY – POMINVILLE
LEINO – ADAM – STAFFORD
KALETA – GAUSTAD – GERBE
ELLIS – MCCORMICK – BOYES

LEOPOLD – REGEHR
WEBER – SEKERA
EHRHOFF – GRAGNANI

ENROTH
MACINTYRE

Stats
16 GP 17
8 W 11
7 L 6
1 OT 0
17 P 22
0.531 P% 0.647
2.25 G/G 2.94
2.75 GA/G 2.47
10.9 PP% 17.9
93.2 PK% 90.5
28.9 S/G 30.8
28.1 SA/G 31.3
47.2 FO% 51.6


2011-2012 Sabres

Forwards & Defensemen
# Pos Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
26 L Thomas Vanek 17 11 11 22 6 18 5 0 3 60 18.3
29 R Jason Pominville 17 7 14 21 3 2 2 1 0 56 12.5
9 C Derek Roy 17 6 8 14 1 10 2 0 0 39 15.4
72 C Luke Adam 17 5 8 13 -3 6 0 0 0 36 13.9
10 D Christian Ehrhoff 17 1 9 10 -4 6 0 0 0 35 2.9
21 R Drew Stafford 17 4 6 10 -1 16 1 0 1 47 8.5
42 L Nathan Gerbe 17 3 6 9 5 14 0 0 1 39 7.7
22 R Brad Boyes 17 2 5 7 2 0 1 0 0 27 7.4
17 D Marc-Andre Gragnani 16 1 5 6 5 2 1 0 0 15 6.7
3 D Jordan Leopold 17 3 2 5 3 6 0 0 0 18 16.7
28 C Paul Gaustad 17 1 4 5 4 26 0 0 1 22 4.5
44 D Andrej Sekera 17 1 3 4 5 8 0 0 0 19 5.3
23 C Ville Leino 17 2 2 4 -4 2 0 0 1 14 14.3
57 D Tyler Myers 16 0 4 4 -3 10 0 0 0 22 0.0
8 C Cody McCormick 17 0 2 2 -3 24 0 0 0 20 0.0
37 L Matt Ellis 10 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0 1 11 9.1
78 R Corey Tropp 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0
36 R Patrick Kaleta 13 1 0 1 -3 32 0 0 1 16 6.3
24 D Robyn Regehr 17 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 13 0.0
6 D Mike Weber 2 0 0 0 -3 7 0 0 0 0 0.0
63 L Tyler Ennis 7 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 12 0.0
Goalies
# Goalie GPI GS Min GAA W L OT SO SA GA Sv% G A PIM
30 Ryan Miller 11 11 587 2.86 5 6 0 1 308 28 .909 0 0 0
1 Jhonas Enroth 8 6 442 1.76 6 0 0 0 223 13 .942 0 0 0

NEW JERSEY Devils vs BUFFALO Sabres

All-Time regular season record vs Sabres:
(W – L – T – OT L – SO L)
45 – 40 – 13 – 0 – 3

Goals for: 304 Goals against: 306

All-Time post season record vs Sabres:
4 – 3

Goals for: 14 Goals against: 14

Home games vs Sabres: 27 – 21 – 6 – 0 – 1

Road games vs Sabres: 22 – 22 – 7 – 0 – 2

Last season: 1 – 3
Wed Oct 13 2010 at Buf – New Jersey 1, Buffalo 0 (OT)
Sat Oct 23 2010 at NJ – Buffalo 6, New Jersey 1
Wed Nov 10 2010 at NJ – Buffalo 5, New Jersey 4 (SO)
Sat Mar 26 2011 at Buf – Buffalo 2, New Jersey 0

This season:
Wed Nov 16 2011 – NJ at Buf
Wed Dec 28 2011 – Buf at NJ
Tue Jan 24 2012 – Buf at NJ
Tue Feb 14 2012 – NJ at Buf

LET’S GO DEVILS!

 

 

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