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SABRES SCORE 10,000TH GOAL

Friday, 12.12.2008 / 10:26 PM / All News
By Erin Pollina  - Sabres.com
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SABRES SCORE 10,000TH GOAL
With his 23rd score of the season Thomas Vanek may have added to his league-leading goal total --  but that is hardly the reason this one was so memorable.

Opening the scoring Saturday night in New Jersey, Vanek forever cemented himself in Buffalo Sabres trivia – netting the franchise’s 10,000th goal.

In the first minute of play, Jochen Hecht took the puck from behind the net and shoveled a backhand into the paint. Collecting his own rebound, Hecht again took a shot with Vanek regaining control and jamming it behind Devils’ netminder Kevin Weekes.

The goal was Vanek’s fifth score in five games. Hecht and Jason Pominville were credited with the assists.

The Sabres entered the 2008-09 campaign with 9,920 scores, tallying 79 more on the year entering tonight’s match-up.

Only 10 other teams have scored more goals all-time in the NHL. 

The following is a list of the Sabres’ milestone goals:

GOAL NO. DATE SCORE SCORER GOALIE
1  Oct. 10, 1970  BUF 2, PIT 1  Jim Watson  Les Binkley
1,000  Nov. 16, 1974  BUF 5, BOS 7  Rick Martin  Gilles Gilbert
2,000  Dec. 4, 1977  DET 1, BUF 6  Andre Savard  Jim Rutherford
3,000  Feb. 1, 1981  WPG 0, BUF 4  Ric Seiling  Markus Mattsson
4,000  Feb. 19, 1984  HFD 2, BUF 5  Bill Hajt  Ed Staniowski
5,000  Nov. 15, 1987  TOR 4, BUF 5  Doug Smith  Ken Wregget
6,000  Feb. 19, 1991  BUF 3, PIT 6  Christian Ruuttu  Tom Barrasso
7,000  Jan. 27, 1995  QUE 7, BUF 3  Dale Hawerchuk  Stephane Fiset
8,000  Mar. 28, 1999  PIT 3, BUF 4  Alexei Zhitnik  Jean-Sebastien Aubin
9,000  Feb. 14, 2004  BUF 6, TOR 4  J.P. Dumont  Trevor Kidd
10,000  Dec. 13, 2008  BUF 4, NJ 2  Thomas Vanek  Kevin Weekes

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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