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2005-06 Buffalo Sabres Roster and Statistics

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Record: 52-24-6 (110 points), Finished 2nd in NHL Northeast Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Lindy Ruff (52-24-6)

Goals For: 281 (5th of 30), Goals Against: 239 (10th of 30)
SRS: 0.50 (4th of 30), SOS: -0.01 (17th of 30)

Playoffs:
Lost Conference Finals (4-3) versus Carolina Hurricanes
Won Conference Semi-Finals (4-1) versus Ottawa Senators
Won Conference Quarter-Finals (4-2) versus Philadelphia Flyers

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Team Statistics

Team GP W L OL PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
Buffalo Sabres 82 52 24 6 110 .671 281 239 0.50 -0.01 6.34 101 477 21.17 59 439 86.56 10 17
League Average 82 41 32 9 91 .557 253 253 0.00 0.00 6.17 85 480 17.68 85 480 82.32 11 11

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
61 Maxim Afinogenov RW 26 6-0 190 L/- 5 September 4, 1979 22 G, 51 A, 73 P
43 Martin Biron G 28 6-2 186 -/L 7 August 15, 1977 21-8-3, 2.89 GAA
48 Daniel Briere C 28 5-10 179 R/- 7 October 6, 1977 25 G, 33 A, 58 P
51 Brian Campbell D 26 5-10 190 L/- 5 May 23, 1979 12 G, 32 A, 44 P
19 Tim Connolly C 24 6-1 190 R/- 4 May 7, 1981 16 G, 39 A, 55 P
23 Chris Drury C 29 5-10 191 R/- 6 August 20, 1976 30 G, 37 A, 67 P
17 J.P. Dumont RW 27 6-1 205 L/- 6 April 1, 1978 20 G, 20 A, 40 P
8 Rory Fitzpatrick D 31 6-2 208 R/- 7 January 11, 1975 4 G, 5 A, 9 P
28 Paul Gaustad C 23 6-5 220 L/- 1 February 3, 1982 9 G, 15 A, 24 P
25 Mike Grier RW 31 6-1 224 R/- 8 January 5, 1975 7 G, 16 A, 23 P
55 Jochen Hecht LW 28 6-1 198 L/- 6 June 21, 1977 18 G, 24 A, 42 P
34 Jeff Jillson D 25 6-3 215 R/- 3 July 24, 1980 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
45 Dmitri Kalinin D 25 6-3 210 L/- 5 July 22, 1980 2 G, 16 A, 18 P
12 Ales Kotalik RW 27 6-1 225 R/- 3 December 23, 1978 25 G, 37 A, 62 P
5 Toni Lydman D 28 6-1 208 L/- 4 September 25, 1977 1 G, 16 A, 17 P
22 Adam Mair C 26 6-1 208 R/- 5 February 15, 1979 2 G, 5 A, 7 P
74 Jay McKee D 28 6-4 203 L/- 9 September 8, 1977 5 G, 11 A, 16 P
30 Ryan Miller G 25 6-2 175 -/L 2 July 17, 1980 30-14-3, 2.60 GAA
35 Mika Noronen G 26 6-2 200 -/L 4 June 17, 1979 1-2-0, 4.26 GAA
13 Jiri Novotny C 22 6-3 204 R/- R August 12, 1983 2 G, 1 A, 3 P
27 Teppo Numminen D 37 6-2 198 R/- 16 July 3, 1968 2 G, 38 A, 40 P
38 Nathan Paetsch D 22 6-0 195 L/- R March 30, 1983 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
20 Daniel Paille LW 21 6-0 200 L/- R April 15, 1984 1 G, 2 A, 3 P
76 Andrew Peters LW 25 6-4 240 L/- 1 May 5, 1980 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
29 Jason Pominville RW 23 6-0 185 R/- 1 November 30, 1982 18 G, 12 A, 30 P
24 Taylor Pyatt LW 24 6-4 230 L/- 4 August 19, 1981 6 G, 6 A, 12 P
9 Derek Roy C 22 5-9 184 L/- 1 May 4, 1983 18 G, 28 A, 46 P
10 Henrik Tallinder D 27 6-4 215 L/- 3 January 10, 1979 6 G, 15 A, 21 P
47 Chris Thorburn C 22 6-3 230 R/- R June 3, 1983 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
26 Thomas Vanek LW 22 6-2 205 R/- R January 19, 1984 25 G, 23 A, 48 P

Scoring Regular Season

Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1 Maxim Afinogenov RW 26 77 22 51 73 25 6 84 11 11 0 3 31 20 0 241 9.1 1258 16:20 5.6 1.8 7.4
2 Chris Drury C 29 81 30 37 67 26 -11 32 12 16 2 5 16 21 0 172 17.4 1466 18:06 5.2 1.4 6.6
3 Ales Kotalik RW 27 82 25 37 62 23 -3 62 15 10 0 5 19 18 0 261 9.6 1276 16:34 4.8 1.5 6.2
4 Daniel Briere C 28 48 25 33 58 22 3 48 14 11 0 4 15 17 1 147 17.0 915 19:04 5.4 1.2 6.7
5 Tim Connolly C 24 63 16 39 55 19 5 28 9 7 0 3 20 16 3 99 16.2 1134 18:00 3.6 1.6 5.2
6 Thomas Vanek LW 22 81 25 23 48 19 -11 72 14 11 0 4 10 13 0 204 12.3 1193 15:44 3.6 1.1 4.7
7 Derek Roy C 22 70 18 28 46 17 1 57 12 5 1 1 18 10 0 151 11.9 1192 17:02 2.8 1.5 4.3
8 Brian Campbell D 26 79 12 32 44 15 -14 16 7 5 0 5 10 22 0 105 11.4 1399 18:43 3.8 2.2 6.0
9 Jochen Hecht LW 28 64 18 24 42 16 10 34 12 4 2 4 19 4 1 179 10.1 1160 18:07 2.5 1.8 4.3
10 J.P. Dumont RW 27 54 20 20 40 16 -1 38 11 9 0 4 9 11 0 116 17.2 864 16:00 3.3 1.0 4.4
11 Teppo Numminen D 37 75 2 38 40 11 6 36 2 0 0 0 18 20 0 60 3.3 1463 20:30 2.4 3.9 6.3
12 Jason Pominville RW 23 57 18 12 30 13 -4 22 6 10 2 2 7 5 0 124 14.5 805 14:07 2.3 0.8 3.2
13 Paul Gaustad C 23 78 9 15 24 9 4 65 9 0 0 0 14 1 0 113 8.0 946 12:08 0.5 1.3 1.8
14 Mike Grier RW 31 81 7 16 23 8 -7 28 7 0 0 4 15 0 1 109 6.4 1164 14:22 -0.5 1.2 0.7
15 Henrik Tallinder D 27 82 6 15 21 7 10 74 5 0 1 1 11 1 3 79 7.6 1668 20:21 0.7 4.7 5.3
16 Dmitri Kalinin D 25 55 2 16 18 5 14 54 2 0 0 0 11 5 0 47 4.3 922 17:45 0.9 3.2 4.1
17 Toni Lydman D 28 75 1 16 17 5 9 82 1 0 0 0 13 3 0 68 1.5 1623 22:38 -0.2 4.5 4.3
18 Jay McKee D 28 75 5 11 16 6 0 57 4 0 1 0 10 0 1 50 10.0 1354 18:03 0.4 3.2 3.6
19 Taylor Pyatt LW 24 41 6 6 12 5 -1 33 6 0 0 1 4 2 0 62 9.7 461 11:14 0.4 0.5 0.9
20 Rory Fitzpatrick D 31 56 4 5 9 3 -18 50 2 2 0 1 2 3 0 45 8.9 916 16:22 0.2 0.8 1.0
21 Adam Mair C 26 40 2 5 7 2 -2 47 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 40 5.0 320 8:59 -0.1 0.3 0.3
22 Jiri Novotny C 22 14 2 1 3 1 -5 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 15 13.3 171 12:15 0.0 0.0 0.0
23 Daniel Paille LW 21 14 1 2 3 1 5 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 15 6.7 145 10:24 0.0 0.4 0.3
24 Ryan Miller G 25 48 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2862 60:37 0.0 0.0 10.6
25 Martin Biron G 28 35 0 1 1 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1934 55:16 0.0 0.0 6.3
26 Nathan Paetsch D 22 1 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 16 16:38 0.1 0.0 0.0
27 Chris Thorburn C 22 2 0 1 1 0 -1 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.0 14 7:52 0.1 0.0 0.0
28 Jeff Jillson D 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 29 15:40 0.0 0.1 0.0
29 Mika Noronen G 26 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 169 42:08 0.0 0.0 0.0
30 Andrew Peters LW 25 28 0 0 0 0 -2 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 91 3:16 -0.3 0.0 -0.2
Team Total 82 276 487 763 -8 1144 165 101 10 47 2510 11.0 47.5 39.9 104.4

Goalies Regular Season

Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA GPS
1 Ryan Miller G 25 48 30 14 3 124 1440 1316 .914 2.60 1 2862 87 18.17 10.6
2 Martin Biron G 28 35 21 8 3 93 980 887 .905 2.89 1 1934 96 3.76 6.3
3 Mika Noronen G 26 4 1 2 0 12 77 65 .844 4.26 0 169 -4.40 0.0
Team Total 82 52 24 6 229 2497 2268 .908 2.77 2 4965 17.0

Scoring Playoffs

Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI
1 Daniel Briere C 28 18 8 11 19 7 0 12 5 3 0 2 47 17.0 338 19:48
2 Chris Drury C 29 18 9 9 18 7 5 10 3 5 1 1 42 21.4 348 19:20
3 Derek Roy C 22 18 5 10 15 5 7 16 3 1 1 0 33 15.2 307 17:03
4 J.P. Dumont RW 27 18 7 7 14 6 1 14 4 3 0 1 25 28.0 300 17:39
5 Tim Connolly C 24 8 5 6 11 4 3 0 3 1 1 1 11 45.5 140 17:29
6 Ales Kotalik RW 27 18 4 7 11 4 4 8 4 0 0 3 51 7.8 275 15:15
7 Jason Pominville RW 23 18 5 5 10 4 0 8 4 0 1 1 22 22.7 219 12:11
8 Maxim Afinogenov RW 26 18 3 5 8 3 3 10 3 0 0 0 43 7.0 304 17:53
9 Mike Grier RW 31 18 3 5 8 3 3 2 2 0 1 0 32 9.4 293 16:17
10 Jochen Hecht LW 28 15 2 6 8 3 4 8 2 0 0 1 36 5.6 262 17:29
11 Henrik Tallinder D 27 14 2 6 8 3 14 16 2 0 0 0 12 16.7 312 22:16
12 Brian Campbell D 26 18 0 6 6 2 -5 12 0 0 0 0 29 0.0 369 20:29
13 Jay McKee D 28 17 2 3 5 2 3 30 2 0 0 1 21 9.5 345 20:17
14 Toni Lydman D 28 18 1 4 5 2 14 18 1 0 0 0 14 7.1 415 23:03
15 Taylor Pyatt LW 24 14 0 5 5 1 -2 10 0 0 0 0 17 0.0 156 11:08
16 Rory Fitzpatrick D 31 11 0 4 4 1 -1 16 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 189 17:12
17 Paul Gaustad C 23 18 0 4 4 1 1 14 0 0 0 0 13 0.0 222 12:21
18 Thomas Vanek LW 22 10 2 0 2 1 -1 6 0 2 0 0 16 12.5 107 11:45
19 Teppo Numminen D 37 12 1 1 2 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 7 14.3 225 19:45
20 Dmitri Kalinin D 25 8 0 2 2 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 11 0.0 135 17:53
21 Doug Janik D 25 5 1 0 1 1 -2 2 1 0 0 0 4 25.0 52 10:30
22 Jeff Jillson D 25 4 0 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 47 12:41
23 Adam Mair C 26 3 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 28 9:17
24 Ryan Miller G 25 18 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1123 62:23
25 Jiri Novotny C 22 4 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 42 10:27
26 Nathan Paetsch D 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 12 12:06
Team Total 18 60 106 166 51 220 39 16 5 11 505 11.9

Goalies Playoffs

Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA
1 Ryan Miller G 25 18 11 7 48 522 474 .908 2.56 1 1123
Team Total 18 11 7 48 522 474 .908 2.56 1 1123