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AT&T YOUR SABRES DELIVERED: MAX AFINOGENOV

Friday, 10.26.2007 / 3:14 PM / News
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AT&T YOUR SABRES DELIVERED: MAX AFINOGENOV
(Editor's Note:  AT&T, the official and exclusive wireless provider of the Buffalo Sabres, is giving their subscribers the most exclusive access to the Sabres players and staff.  AT&T Your Questions Delivered is an interactive program designed to allow AT&T customers first-hand exposure to their team. 

Every two weeks, registered AT&T customers get to text their questions to a specific player.  Answers to select questions are then posted on Sabres.com.  Click here for more information and to register.)


Which team do you believe was the hardest to play against so far?

Max Afinogenov:  I think Carolina has been the toughest so far. With our battles over the last few years, the games have been really tough. They match up well with us. The other night we made mistakes and they took advantage of them.

How much did the absence of Spacek effect the last two losses?

Max Afinogenov:  For sure, Spacek moves the puck so well, and his shot on the PP creates a lot of chances for us.

Do you feel more of a leadership role this year with the loss of Drury and Briere?

Max Afinogenov:  Of course. I'm ready to step up and do what I can to help the team. I want them to see what I can do, and hopefully, it will help. We all want to play better and help each other work harder on the ice to get better.

You have been on a few different lines this season, who do you feel most comfortable playing with?


Max Afinogenov:  It doesn't matter too much, but probably playing with Roy and Vanek a little more because we were together for a while.

What is your most memorable moment in the NHL?

Max Afinogenov:  Probably two years ago making the Eastern finals, and even last year's trip there. My first goal was memorable too.

How old where you when you first started playing hockey?

Max Afinogenov:  Six years old

Why do you wear number 61?

Max Afinogenov:  Its a secret. I don't tell anyone!

What's your favorite thing about Buffalo?

Max Afinogenov:  The people are so nice and the fans make it so much fun to play hockey there.

How would you compare Buffalo fans from the other fans in the NHL?

Max Afinogenov:  Buffalo fans are awesome. They stick with us win or lose. They are the best in the league. They really have passion for our team and it makes us play harder for them because we know how much we mean to them. I feel the same way and so do my teammates.

Where do you go over the summer?

Max Afinogenov:  I go home for a little while to see family and friends. Then I usually travel all over before I come back to Buffalo to train.

What sports do you like to play in your spare time?

Max Afinogenov:  I like to play soccer and tennis.

If you weren't a hockey player what would you be?

Max Afinogenov:  I would probably take more college courses and run my own business.

What team do you get most pumped up to play against and why?

Max Afinogenov:  Probably all the Canadian teams like Toronto or Montreal. The fans really care about the teams there. It is a fun atmosphere around those buildings and the people have such passion for the game. They push you to play hard.

What type of music do you like to listen to?

Max Afinogenov:  I like all music but it depends on what mood I'm in. Sometimes I just like Russian music, other times I like dance or rap music. It changes all the time.

SCHEDULE

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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