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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:22 AM

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CGY (12-15-4) at BUF (7-23-2) – SAT DEC 14 – 2:00 PM EST – MSG-B, BELL TVWGR-550

BUFFALO SABRES

Projected Lineup
(pending warmups)

26 Matt Moulson – 63 Tyler Ennis – 28 Zemgus Girgensons
9 Steve Ott ("C") – 82 Marcus Foligno – 21 Drew Stafford
23 Ville Leino – 37 Matt Ellis – 27 Matt D'Agostini
32 John Scott – 8 Cody McCormick – 65 Brian Flynn
X: 19 Cody Hodgson (LBI), 72 Luke Adam (healthy)

20 Henrik Tallinder ("A") – 57 Tyler Myers
10 Christian Ehrhoff ("A") – 4 Jamie McBain
6 Mike Weber – 44 Brayden McNabb
X: 3 Mark Pysyk (healthy)

1 Jhonas Enroth
30 Ryan Miller


Lineup News & Notes

D Brayden McNabb (healthy) and C Cody Hodgson (LBI) were scratches in Thursday's 2-1 loss to Ottawa.
D Alexander Sulzer (undisclosed) has resumed practicing, but remains on injured reserve.

Weekly Transactions

12/8: Loaned F Mikhail Grigorenko to the Russian WJC Team.
12/14: Recalled F Matt Ellis from Rochester (AHL)

According to the Stats

In the last 10 games Buffalo has gone 2-7-1. Tyler Ennis has three goals and one assist in the past four games.


Calgary Flames

Projected Lineup
(pending warmups)


13 Mike Cammalleri ("A") – 18 Matt Stajan – 22 Lee Stempniak
20 Curtis Glencross ("A") – 23 Sean Monahan – 24 Jiri Hudler
32 Paul Byron – 11 Mikael Backlund – 54 David Jones
17 Lance Bouma – 8 Joe Colborne – 16 Brian McGrattan
X: 19 Blair Jones (healthy), 39 T. J. Galiardi (back)

3 Ladislav Smid – 5 Mark Giordano ("C")
4 Kris Russell – 7 T. J.Brodie
44 Chris Butler – 55 Shane O'Brien
X: 43 Christopher Breen (healthy)

31 Karri Ramo
29 Reto Berra


Lineup News & Notes

Calgary scratched D Christopher Breen and C Blair Jones in Thursday's 2-1 OTW vs the Hurricanes.

C Sean Monahan (foot) returns to the lineup today while D Dennis Wideman (hand) remains on I-R.

Weekly Transactions

12/9: Assigned D Derek Smith to Abbotsford (AHL)
12/11: Reassigned LW Lane MacDermid to Abbotsford (AHL)
12/12: Assigned LW Sven Baertschi to Abbotsford (AHL)

According to the Stats

In the Last 10 Games Calgary is 5-4-1. The Flames have given up just nine goals in the past six games.
Karri Ramo has won three of his past four starts for the Flames, allowing just one goal in each victory.


PREGAME LINKS

Flames go for two straight since front-office shakeup

Game Preview: 12/14/13 vs. Calgary Flames

Flames at Sabres Game Notes PDF

BEYOND THE BOARDS: HODGSON MISSES PRACTICE


Brian Burke addresses the media regarding the announcement of relieving Jay Feaster and John Weisbrod

Dan Dunleavy recaps Friday's practice at First Niagara Center

Ted Nolan speaks with the media following Friday's practice at First Niagara Center

Matt Ellis scores Amerks’ shootout winner in ‘Frozen Frontier,’ earns recall to Sabres

MATT ELLIS RECALLED FROM ROCHESTER

Press Clips: 12/14/13 vs Calgary Flames

Morning Skate Report: Flames vs. Sabres

Paul Byron talks about his confidence and playing against his former team

Ted Nolan speaks with the media prior to Saturday's game against the Flames at First Niagara Center

Matt Ellis speaks with the media prior to Saturday's game against the Flames at First Niagara Center

POSTGAME LINKS

GAME RECAP: SABRES FALL TO FLAMES IN OVERTIME

NOTEBOOK: AFTER OUTDOOR WIN, ELLIS EARNS CALL TO BUFFALO

Dan Dunleavy recaps Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Flames

Ted Nolan speaks with the media following the Sabres 2-1 overtime loss to the Flames

Henrik Tallinder speaks with the media following the Sabres 2-1 overtime loss to the Flames

rian Flynn speaks with Brian Duff and Mike Robitaille following the Sabres 2-1 overtime loss to the Flames

Jhonas Enroth speaks with the media following the Sabres 2-1 overtime loss against the Flames

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 14 December 2013 - 07:09 PM.


#2 JJFIVEOH

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:20 AM

For anybody outside of BFLO that has AT&T U-Verse, I believe this is an NHL Network game so you won't get the broadcast. AT&T's refusal to air NHL Network, Al Jazeera and also carry Center Ice is seriously making me consider switching to Direct TV.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 03:10 AM

Paul Byron has three assists in six games this year including setting up the game winner to Chris Butler last game. Looked them up out of curiousity...




Butler is 16th in scoring with 6 pts Byron is 18th with 3. Butler also "leads" the team with a -15.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 07:25 AM

For anybody outside of BFLO that has AT&T U-Verse, I believe this is an NHL Network game so you won't get the broadcast. AT&T's refusal to air NHL Network, Al Jazeera and also carry Center Ice is seriously making me consider switching to Direct TV.

Are you sure this is an NHLN game? My guide says Ottawa/LA.

#5 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 07:30 AM

Are you sure this is an NHLN game? My guide says Ottawa/LA.


It's the NHL Network Alternate Game for U.S. certain markets. Which markets I don't know, but It's Channel 215-1 on DirecTV.

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 14 December 2013 - 07:30 AM.


#6 DeLuca1967

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 07:36 AM

No Sean Monahan is a huge disappointment. Hats off to all the posters pre-draft who had this kid pegged.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 07:41 AM

No Sean Monahan is a huge disappointment. Hats off to all the posters pre-draft who had this kid pegged.

I'll interpret this as, Monahan isn't playing, would have been nice to see the kid many posters thought so highly of predraft. He's having a good season.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:03 AM

I'll interpret this as, Monahan isn't playing, would have been nice to see the kid many posters thought so highly of predraft. He's having a good season.


I think he meant that Monahan isn't into pegging, but I'm not certain.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:14 AM

I'll interpret this as, Monahan isn't playing, would have been nice to see the kid many posters thought so highly of predraft. He's having a good season.

When it turned out we were picking 8th, I figured our best case scenario was either Monahan or Lindholm inexplicably slipping a few spots to us. It was a long shot but Forsberg fell a bunch of spots the previous year, all the way to 11th (unfortunately, we were drafting 12th).

According to Twitter, this will be Game #4 for the Turdburgers.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:19 AM

Had tickets today, but gave them away, I decided to skip the mess that is the buffalo sabres.... I'll prolly end up hitting the rink and skating a bit, grab a nice lunch, go see the hobbit movie, etc...

With that said these teams both kind of stink, I can't imagine today's game being all that exciting.

#11 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:24 AM

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Talking to Coach Hartley all he would confirm is that @RamoKarri starts. Says he will make some line up changes for today.

Paul Byron has three assists in six games this year including setting up the game winner to Chris Butler last game. Looked them up out of curiousity...




Butler is 16th in scoring with 6 pts Byron is 18th with 3. Butler also "leads" the team with a -15.


Chris Butler's shot has eyes for OT winner

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:45 AM

Karri Ramo isn't half bad. That said, this game has snoozer written all over it.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 11:00 AM

Thought about coming up for this one, but the weather scared me off. That, and a single ticket in the lower bowl is still 35 bucks and higher on StubHub. Disappointing. For future reference, better to go the scalper route?

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 11:04 AM

Karri Ramo isn't half bad. That said, this game has snoozer written all over it.

Sometimes games between two awful teams are fun.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 11:31 AM

Karri Ramo isn't half bad. That said, this game has snoozer written all over it.


I'm going to the Desolation of Smaug.

#16 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:08 PM

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#Flames late Change - Sean Monahan returns to lineup vs Sabres. TJ Galiardi is scratched. Monahan in.

@BillHoppeNHL
Matt Ellis not sure if he's playing. Will skate in warm-ups. #Sabres

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 14 December 2013 - 12:22 PM.


#17 Taro T

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:29 PM

It's the NHL Network Alternate Game for U.S. certain markets. Which markets I don't know, but It's Channel 215-1 on DirecTV.

Typically the alternate game is only shown in the markets of the 2 teams that are playing. Since Otters don't have a US market, the Sabres should only be on NHL Network in greater LA.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:37 PM

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Miller has a day off today, #Sabres Interim Coach Ted Nolan says. Enroth starts vs. Calgary. #GameDay

Typically the alternate game is only shown in the markets of the 2 teams that are playing. Since Otters don't have a US market, the Sabres should only be on NHL Network in greater LA.


Make sense to me. Thanks.

@BillHoppeNHL
Brayden McNabb back in, Mark Pysyk probably out. #Sabres

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Hodgson will be a game time decision. McNabb back in the lineup, Nolan says. #Sabres

#19 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:50 PM

Paul Byron talks about his confidence and playing against his former team

Ted Nolan speaks with the media prior to Saturday's game against the Flames at First Niagara Center

Matt Ellis speaks with the media prior to Saturday's game against the Flames at First Niagara Center

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 14 December 2013 - 01:12 PM.


#20 JJFIVEOH

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:30 PM

Typically the alternate game is only shown in the markets of the 2 teams that are playing. Since Otters don't have a US market, the Sabres should only be on NHL Network in greater LA.


Thanks.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:58 PM

Let's Go Buffalo!

#22 ubkev

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:06 PM

Oh Jesus H. Christ with these ###### third jerseys!

#23 Bills12Sabres11

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:08 PM

Here we Go Buffalo

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:10 PM

I'm going to the Desolation of Smaug.

Benedict Cumberbatch is the only human being with the cheekbones necessary to mo-cap Smaaaaauuuuoooooaauaug. The visuals are just amazing in this movie.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:16 PM

So I'm only getting the game in standard def on verizon in Maryland. I assume this is due to the alternate game crap?

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:18 PM

I love that this is an afternoon game. I can watch this one then go to the Predators game tonight! I think I have a hockey addiction...

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:20 PM

Okay, confirmed: the Sabres PP entries have significantly improved under Nolan.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:23 PM

Scott: 2 minutes for general douchebaggery.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:25 PM

Scott: 2 minutes for general douchebaggery.


Scott as a regular in any NHL lineup. :D :D

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:27 PM

My uncle and 6 year old nephew are stuck at the box office picking up my seats and find out that one of the seats is scanned already.

I'm gonna ###### shoot someone! :censored: :pirate:

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:27 PM

######. That's delay of game.

Stajan "accidentally" knocked the net off during the puck scramble in front. That happens too often in the NHL and is rarely called. ######.

Edited by Potato, 14 December 2013 - 02:35 PM.


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:29 PM

My uncle and 6 year old nephew are stuck at the box office picking up my seats and find out that one of the seats is scanned already.

I'm gonna ###### shoot someone! :censored: :pirate:

That blows

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:31 PM

My uncle and 6 year old nephew are stuck at the box office picking up my seats and find out that one of the seats is scanned already.

I'm gonna ###### shoot someone! :censored: :pirate:


Thieves or did the box office screw up?

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:31 PM

Anyone else see the paper or confetti falling down across the picture? What did they do at the arena?

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:32 PM

I'm going to the Desolation of Smaug.


Great movie. Caught the midnight premier the other night. If you liked the first Hobbit movie, you'll love this one.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:39 PM

The building sounds like a library.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:39 PM

The building sounds like a library.


What kind? Because Capen at UB is regularly much louder.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:40 PM

What kind? Because Capen at UB is regularly much louder.


There might be more people in Capen right now.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:41 PM

What a f@$ked up game.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:41 PM

No goal?