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Thursday, 01.26.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Sabres Score Big for the Blood Supply

January 26, 2006

The Buffalo Sabres and the American Red Cross Blood Services, New York-Penn Region are pleased to announce they will team up to host a blood drive on Wednesday, February 8, from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM at the HSBC Arena, One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza in Buffalo.

The blood drive is the first in what is hoped to become an annual event. Members of the Sabres will visit the blood drive to support blood donors. The first 300 presenting blood donors will receive autographed hockey pucks, and there will be hourly raffles for autographed hockey sticks and a ticket package. Additionally, Kaleida Healthcare will offer free cholesterol and glucose screenings.

"We are incredibly grateful to partner with the Buffalo Sabres and for the tremendous support they've given us," commented Kay Schwartz, chief executive officer, American Red Cross Blood Services, New York-Penn Region. "This blood drive will not only help us to strengthen the community blood supply, but I think it will be fun, exciting day for our generous blood donors."

"We're happy to team up with the Red Cross for such a worthy cause," said Michael Gilbert, Director of Public Relations for the Buffalo Sabres. "I am confident that Sabres fans will come out in great numbers to make this blood drive a tremendous success."

It is important to increase blood donations in the future to meet patient needs. As the population ages and medical technologies advance, more procedures will be performed that require blood transfusions. Volunteer blood donations help patients being treated for accidents, routine surgeries and serious diseases such as cancer, heart disease and hemophilia. Giving blood is easy, safe and takes less than one hour, but only about five percent of those eligible donate blood.

All current eligible and new donors are urged to schedule an appointment today by calling 1-800-GIVE LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visiting www.DonateBloodNow.org. Anyone 17 years or older, weighing at least 110 pounds and in general good health may be eligible to donate blood.

In New York State, 16-year-olds may donate blood provided they bring an original signed New York State Informed Parental Consent for a 16-Year-Old to Donate Whole Blood to the blood drive. The consent form can be found at www.DonateBloodNow.org/16. Identification is required at the time of donation to give blood.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82