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GAME PREVIEW: AMERICANS VS PIRATES

Thursday, 11.12.2009 / 10:37 AM / All News
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The Portland Pirates are hoping a change in venues may bring a change of fortune.

After falling to Wilkes-Barre Scranton 6-1 on Wednesday night at the Wachovia Arena, the Pirates will try to rebound in their home away from home.

For the second time in franchise history, the Sabres AHL affiliate will play a home game at HSBC Arena, hosting the Rochester Americans tonight at 7 p.m.

This will be the first meeting between Portland and Rochester since Buffalo’s affiliation change last season.

Helping the Pirates in net is goaltender Jhonas Enroth, who was reassigned to the club Thursday morning after a short stint with the Sabres.

Netminder J.P. Lamoureux has gone 1-2 in Enroth’s absence, claiming his first AHL shutout Nov. 6 against the Hershey Bears.

Mark Mancari netted the lone Pirates goal in Wednesday’s loss, and currently leads the team with 13 points (5+8) in 15 games. Behind Mancari is Tyler Ennis who has 11 points on the year and leads the team with six goals.

Ticket prices range from $15-25, with groups of 15 or more receiving $5 off the box office price.

Family Packs are also available for $79.50 and include: four 100 Level III tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and one bag of popcorn.

INJURIES: Nathan Gerbe has been out since Oct. 31 with concussion-like symptoms. Marc-Andre Gragnani suffered a leg injury last week while Felix Schutz is out with a hurt shoulder stemming from a fight and Brad Larson is recovering from a fractured foot.

The Pirates played their first game at HSBC Arena against the Albany River Rats on February 10, 2008. The game was attended by 11,144 fans, the largest crowd to ever witness a Pirates home game in franchise history.

Sabres fans can purchase Pirates’ jerseys, player t-shirts and pucks in the Sabres Store at HSBC Arena. For more information on the Pirates, visit www.portlandpirates.com. You can also listen to the radio action of Pirates hockey using the “Live Pirates Radio” listed in the Multimedia section on sabres.com or listen at WGR 550.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

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