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The Source of his Success

Wednesday, 11.22.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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The Source of his Success
Brian Campbell was surprised by his nomination to the NHL's All-Star ballot when it was announced a couple of weeks ago, but the 27-year-old defenseman is absolutely flabbergasted by how well he is doing in the voting.

In a recent census of all fan balloting for the All-Star game released by the league on Tuesday, November 21, Campbell leads all blueliners with nearly 58,000 votes. Fellow Sabre Henrik Tallinder ranks fourth after receiving 47,000.

In his usual jovial manner, Campbell divulged the secret to his success on Wednesday morning prior to Buffalo contest with the Toronto Maple Leafs (MSG, WGR 550-AM, 7 p.m.).

"Mom has been on holiday back home this past week," joked Campbell. "Maybe that's the reason for it."

Campbell's talent is no longer a state secret only known around Buffalo's locker room. His plus-12 rating is third best in the NHL and he leads all Sabres defensemen with 14 points. Campbell is also tied with Teppo Numminen for the team lead in assists among defensemen with 12.

"It's nice," said Campbell. "I've worked hard and have had to slowly climb up the ladder over the years. It's been fun and I enjoy coming to the rink everyday. I've got a smile on my face and that's good."

"He's played very well for us and deserves all the recognition that he is getting," said head coach Lindy Ruff. "He just goes out and plays."

The league also reports that goaltender Ryan Miller leads all NHL goaltenders in fan balloting by about 4,000 votes over Martin Brodeur. Miller has been selected by fans nearly 64,000 times.

For potential forwards to represent the Eastern Conference, Daniel Briere, Maxim Afinogenov and Chris Drury rank third through fifth, trailing only the dynamic sophomore duo of Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin. Thomas Vanek is fifteenth in forward voting after receiving over 14,000 write-in votes. Vanek's number is nearly 10,000 more than the next closest write-in candidate, Toronto's Darcy Tucker.

Voting concludes on January 2, 2007 at 9 p.m.

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STANDINGS

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

STATS

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