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REGEHR OUT, SULZER IN AGAINST CANUCKS

Saturday, 03.03.2012 / 4:03 PM
By Kevin Snow - Sabres.com (@kwsnow) / THE MORNING SKATE
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THE MORNING SKATE
REGEHR OUT, SULZER IN AGAINST CANUCKS
LINEUP NEWS
- Ryan Miller is expected to get the start in goal.
- Robyn Regehr will not play (lower body); Alexander Sulzer will take his place.
- Marcus Foligno has been recalled from Rochester

WHAT THEY WERE SAYING
Lindy Ruff
What’s the latest on Robyn Regehr?
He’s just day-to-day. He was evaluated, and rode the bike today. We’ll see where it goes tomorrow.

What has Cody Hodgson brought to your team?
His line has really played well. They scored the only goal in San Jose, and I thought they were in on four or five really good opportunities. He’s had a couple of great opportunities himself. He’s played well for us. We’re looking for offense out of him. The chances have been there, but he hasn’t finished.

Cody Hodgson
How does it feel to be back in Vancouver?
It’s weird, a different feel. It’s like being a guest at home. It’s just different, but I’ll be used to it by the time I get on the ice tonight.

How did your first two games go?
It’s been good. Obviously we won two games, and that’s a plus. Hopefully we can keep it going.

We all know hockey is hockey, but how are you mentally with the move?
Obviously I was shocked initially. But the more you think about it, it’s just a hockey trade. They got some good players, and they’re helping them win. Hopefully I can do the same thing in Buffalo, that’s all I’m focused on.

TODAY’S GAME
SABRES at CANUCKS
-Only meeting of the season between the Sabres and Canucks.
-Last meeting: Buffalo defeated Vancouver 4-3 (OT) on Nov.15, 2010.
-The Sabres are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games vs. Canucks; 3-6-1 on the road.
-110th all-time game between BUF and VAN; series is even 45-45-19 (all ties)
-Buffalo is 16-27-11 all-time in Vancouver.

STORYLINES
-Buffalo has earned points in a season-high seven consecutive games (5-0-2) entering tonight’s game. This is the first time they’ve picked up points in seven straight games since Feb. 23-Mar.6/11. The last time Buffalo collected points in eight or more games was Dec. 26/09-Jan. 18/10 when they went 8-0-3 through 11 games,
-Ryan Miller is 5-0-1 in his last six games with a .966 save percentage and a 1.14 GAA.
-Miller has recorded back-to-back shutouts, and has not allowed a goal in 120:00. His career shutout streak high is 161:35, set from Nov.27/10-Dec. 7/10. 
-The Sabres are 0-5-1 in their last six games in Vancouver, with their last win coming on Feb. 28, 1999. The six games are the most they’ve gone without a road win against any team in the NHL.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
The Sabres are 9-6-0 against the West, and 2-0-0 against Northwest Division teams this season… Vancouver is 6-0-0 against Northeast teams this season… Tyler Ennis has seven points in his last eight games, and is currently on a four-game assist streak... The Sabres are 8-1-3 when Ennis records a point; 35-9-7 in his career.

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