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NOTEBOOK: THANKSGIVING DAY SKATE

Thursday, 11.25.2010 / 4:18 PM / News
By Rob Crean  - Public Relations Director
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NOTEBOOK: THANKSGIVING DAY SKATE
The Sabres took part in a Thanksgiving Day practice at HSBC Arena on Thursday.  Jhonas Enroth, who tied his season-high with 28 saves in Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to Pittsburgh, was not with the team, leaving Ryan Miller and Patrick Lalime to man the nets.  Miller has missed the last two games with a groin injury and put in some extra work after Thursday’s practice session.

“(Ryan) is going to get a little extra work in after practice, so we’ll see where he’s at.  If he’s ready we’re gonna use him,” Lindy Ruff said in reference to tomorrow’s game versus Toronto. 

Ruff added that Enroth was returned to Portland of the AHL, but could return on Friday if the team needed him.



Derek Roy missed several shifts in last night’s game after taking a shot off the elbow, and then experienced problems with his vision during the third period.  On Thursday, Ruff said the elbow was still sore and that the vision issue was due to an ocular migraine.  Ruff was hopeful his leading scorer would be ready to play on Friday.



Ruff also spoke about all the factors involved in utilizing different line combinations last night.  Tim Connolly (groin) and Rob Niedermayer (knee) were both out of the lineup and replaced by Colin Stuart and Luke Adam.  With Roy missing time and Paul Gaustad serving a double minor for roughing during the first period, he was forced to use different combinations throughout the game.

“When you look at it, you don’t know what is going to work,” he said.  “We looked at the matchups of (Evgeni) Malkin and (Sidney) Crosby being on different lines, and trying to have some size and some stiffness against them where we could hang on to pucks and maybe outmuscle them.  I thought that part of our game was good. We limited those guys to some pretty weak opportunities.  I thought Stuart gave us a surprisingly good game.  When players don’t play with each other you hope it works. I liked what I saw.” 

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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

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