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MORNING SKATE UPDATE: RUFF ON DETROIT; REGIER ON RIVET

Saturday, 02.26.2011 / 1:12 PM / News
By Rob Crean  - Public Relations Director
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MORNING SKATE UPDATE: RUFF ON DETROIT; REGIER ON RIVET
One day after defeating a youthful Ottawa team that had several AHL call-ups on its roster, the Sabres will host one of the most experienced teams in the league as the Detroit Red Wings pay a visit to HSBC Arena for the only time this season.
Paul Gaustad (Photo: Bill Wippert)

Lindy Ruff, who won a gold medal for Canada while coaching with Detroit’s Mike Babcock at the 2010 Olympics, acknowledged that it’s always a big game when Detroit is in the building.

“They’ve got a lot of veteran players that are proven good players that know how to play, they know what it takes this time of year.  For us, we know that if we give them opportunities, they can take advantage of it.  They’re a team that’s as good as any team in the league.  I think every team realizes that when you’re playing the Red Wings, you’re playing one of the teams that consistently has been one of the best teams in the league.”

2/26 - Lindy Ruff Pregame

Tonight’s game marks the end of Buffalo’s season-long six-game homestand.  After losing the first three, the Sabres have rebounded to win two straight and have a chance to finish the homestand with a .500 record.

In other news, General Manager Darcy Regier announced that defenseman Craig Rivet has been claimed off re-entry waivers by the Blue Jackets, ending Rivet’s two-and-a-half year tenure with the Sabres.

“Columbus has claimed Craig, and I just spoke with Craig and wished him the very best, thanked him on behalf of the organization,” Regier said.  “I expressed to him that he was very much needed at the time we acquired him and he did a terrific job for the organization and his teammates, and wished him the very best. He sounded excited.”

2/26 - Darcy Regier Pregame

With seven defenseman remaining on the roster, Regier said that if the team needs any help along the blueline, it would likely come from the team’s AHL affiliate in Portland.

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