HURRICANES VS. SABRES FAN GUIDE
Tuesday, 03.15.2011 / 9:20 AM ET / Sabres Fan Guide
Buffalo Sabres | Press Release
LIVE ON VERSUS(HD), TSN2(HD) Radio: Listen Live
- 10:00 a.m.: Sabres game-day skate (open to the public)
- 5:30 p.m.: Arena doors open
- 7:30 p.m.: Game Time
ARENA INFO FOR TODAY'S GAME
- The game was initially announced as a 7 p.m. start when the NHL schedule was released in June, but was shifted to 7:30 p.m. in August when it was added to the Versus broadcast lineup.
- The Sabres will be wearing their third jerseys for tonight's game with the 'Canes.
- All fans attending tonight's game will receive a commemorative rally towel.
- Tonight the Sabres Store is featuring Sabres St. Patricks Day Merchandise. Choose from tee shirts, hats, pants, pucks, lapel pins and mini sticks.
- Last games Sabres Alumni 50/50 raffle was for $10,415. Don't forget to purchase your tickets. Tickets are sold up to the end of the second period.
GAME NOTES FOR TODAY'S GAME
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The Sabres have gotten points in their last four games at home, going 3-0-1 since Feb. 23. It is the first time they’ve accomplished this feat all season. Buffalo has not gotten points in five straight home games since going 12 games without a regulation loss from Dec.9/09-Feb.3/10.
- THE PK IS OK!
The Sabres are 15-for-16 on the penalty kill over the past four games. Since Dec. 23, Buffalo’s penalty kill is at 82.3% (107/130) in 34 games. The Sabres have held their opposition’s power play scoreless in 13 of these games, and have allowed 2 PPG in a game just once – Feb. 13 vs. NYI.
- A PROMISING ROOKIE YEAR
Tyler Ennis enters tonight’s game on a three-game point streak after his second career two-goal game Sunday vs. OTT. He has 8 points (4+4) in his last seven games. Entering Monday’s games, Ennis was third in NHL rookie scoring with 43 points (17+26). He leads all NHL rookies with 13 multi-point games. The Sabres are 12-2-1 when he scores and 11-1-1 when he records two or more points. Ennis has more goals (17) than any Sabres rookie since Thomas Vanek scored 25 in 2005-06.
- THOMAS THE TANK
With his goal Sunday vs. Ottawa, Thomas Vanek became the seventh player to score at least 25 goals in each of the six seasons since the lockout; he joined Iginla, Kovalchuk, Nash, Ovechkin, E. Staal and St. Louis… The Sabres are 16-3-2 when Vanek scores a goal… Since Derek Roy went out with a season-ending knee injury on December 23, Vanek has scored 35 points (12+23) in 34 games – including 12 multi-point efforts… Vanek has 19 multi-point games this season, and the Sabres have a record of 16-2-1 in those games… Vanek ranks fifth in the NHL with 85 power play goals since the lockout.
- REGGIE! REGGIE! REGGIE!
Andrej Sekera has 13 points (2+11) in the last nine games. With two assists last Sunday at MIN, he joined John Van Boxmeer (Jan. 24-Feb. 1/81) as the second defenseman in franchise history to register five straight multi-point games. Sekera has now set new career-highs in both points (24) and assists (21), and became the first Sabres defenseman to register a point in five consecutive games since Tyler Myers did it from Mar. 16-24/10.
Have an idea for a song that you want to hear at a Sabres game? Let us know what it is by sending us a tweet. Send us a message at @SabresDotCom with a hashtag of #SABRETUNES before 12:00 p.m. on a game day and we'll try to get it into the playlist for that nights game.
|SABRES WARM-UP TUNES|
|All songs chosen by players for warm-ups.|
|3.||A Day to Remember
||All I Want
|TUNES FOR TONIGHT
|Keep an ear out for these songs at tonight's game.
|1.||Young the Giant
|2.||The Black Keys
||Houlin' for You
|FAN TUNES FOR TONIGHT
|These songs were chosen by the fans for tonights game.
||Take Back the City
||Month of May
||At the Hundreth Meridian
|6.||Bowling for Soup
|7.||Pumped Up Kicks
||Foster the People