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'11-12 GAME OF THE YEAR

6-5 OT Win over Toronto captures the 2011-12 Game of the Year title!

Monday, 06.11.2012 / 11:04 AM / News
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\'11-12 GAME OF THE YEAR
After receiving an overwhelming 72.1% of the votes, Buffalo\u2019s 6-5 overtime win over Toronto on April 3 has been chosen by the fans as the team\u2019s Game of the Year. Matched up against the March 27 win in Washington in the week-long final voting, the April 3rd game received 243 of the 337 total votes that were cast.

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After receiving an overwhelming 72.1% of the votes, Buffalo’s 6-5 overtime win over Toronto on April 3 has been chosen by the fans as the team’s Game of the Year. Matched up against the March 27 win in Washington in the week-long final voting, the April 3rd game received 243 of the 337 total votes that were cast.

“It doesn’t surprise me at all,” explained the April 3rd game. “For pure excitement, our game had it all: a comeback, late goal to tie it up, and then the overtime winner by Derek Roy. Every fan that left First Niagara Center that night had goosebumps – and probably still do.”

The decisive defeat didn’t sit well with the March 27th game, a 5-1 win at the Verizon Center in the heat of Buffalo’s playoff push.

“Frankly, I’m stunned by the voting. I don’t know what the fans were thinking with this one,” said an obviously dejected March 27th game. “This was a must-win game … on the road … in front of a hostile Washington crowd. I don’t care what the fans think – in my mind we will always be the game of the year.”

For winning the Game of the Year voting, the April 3rd game will receive a key to the City of Buffalo, and April 3 will forever be known as “Game of the Year Day” in Buffalo. Despite losing in the finals, the March 27th game will not go home empty handed – they will receive a case of Rice-a-Roni, the San Francisco treat.

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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