2008-09 Buffalo Sabres Roster and Statistics

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Record: 41-32-9 (91 points), Finished 3rd in NHL Northeast Division (Schedule and Results)

Coach: Lindy Ruff (41-32-9)

Goals For: 250 (10th of 30), Goals Against: 234 (13th of 30)
SRS: 0.18 (11th of 30), SOS: -0.02 (21st of 30)

Game Results

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Team Statistics

Team AvAge GP W L OL PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA S S% SA SV% PDO
Buffalo Sabres 28.1 82 41 32 9 91 .555 250 234 0.18 -0.02 5.90 75 358 20.95 61 336 81.85 7 5 2505 9.7 2567 .914 100.8
League Average 27.9 82 41 32 9 91 .557 239 239 0.00 0.00 5.83 65 341 18.95 65 341 81.05 8 8 2477 9.6 2469 .908

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 29 6-0 190 L/- 8 September 4, 1979 6 G, 14 A, 20 P
34 Chris Butler D 22 6-1 196 L/- R October 27, 1986 2 G, 4 A, 6 P
19 Tim Connolly C 27 6-1 190 R/- 7 May 7, 1981 18 G, 29 A, 47 P
37 Matt Ellis LW 27 6-0 208 L/- 2 August 31, 1981 7 G, 5 A, 12 P
28 Paul Gaustad C 26 6-5 223 L/- 4 February 3, 1982 12 G, 17 A, 29 P
42 Nathan Gerbe C 21 5-5 178 L/- R July 24, 1987 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
17 Marc-Andre Gragnani D 21 6-2 201 L/- 1 March 11, 1987 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
55 Jochen Hecht C 31 6-1 198 L/- 9 June 21, 1977 12 G, 15 A, 27 P
36 Patrick Kaleta RW 22 6-1 198 R/- 2 June 8, 1986 4 G, 5 A, 9 P
58 Tim Kennedy LW 22 5-10 175 L/- R April 30, 1986 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
12 Ales Kotalik RW 30 6-1 225 R/- 6 December 23, 1978 13 G, 19 A, 32 P
40 Patrick Lalime G 34 6-3 192 -/L 9 July 7, 1974 5-13-3, 3.10 GAA
5 Toni Lydman D 31 6-1 208 L/- 7 September 25, 1977 3 G, 20 A, 23 P
41 Clarke MacArthur LW 23 6-0 191 L/- 2 April 6, 1985 17 G, 14 A, 31 P
22 Adam Mair C 29 6-1 208 R/- 8 February 15, 1979 8 G, 11 A, 19 P
25 Mark Mancari RW 23 6-3 225 R/- 1 July 11, 1985 1 G, 1 A, 2 P
30 Ryan Miller G 28 6-2 168 -/L 5 July 17, 1980 34-18-6, 2.53 GAA
17 Dominic Moore C 28 6-0 192 L/- 4 August 3, 1980 1 G, 3 A, 4 P
27 Teppo Numminen D 40 6-2 198 R/- 19 July 3, 1968 2 G, 15 A, 17 P
38 Nathan Paetsch D 25 6-0 195 L/- 3 March 30, 1983 2 G, 4 A, 6 P
20 Daniel Paille LW 24 6-1 200 L/- 3 April 15, 1984 12 G, 15 A, 27 P
76 Andrew Peters LW 28 6-4 240 L/- 4 May 5, 1980 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
29 Jason Pominville RW 26 6-0 185 R/- 4 November 30, 1982 20 G, 46 A, 66 P
52 Craig Rivet (C) D 34 6-2 207 R/- 13 September 13, 1974 2 G, 22 A, 24 P
9 Derek Roy C 25 5-9 184 L/- 4 May 4, 1983 28 G, 42 A, 70 P
44 Andrej Sekera D 22 6-0 201 L/- 2 June 8, 1986 3 G, 16 A, 19 P
6 Jaroslav Spacek D 34 6-0 210 L/- 9 February 11, 1974 8 G, 37 A, 45 P
21 Drew Stafford RW 23 6-2 214 R/- 2 October 30, 1985 20 G, 25 A, 45 P
10 Henrik Tallinder D 30 6-4 215 L/- 6 January 10, 1979 1 G, 11 A, 12 P
32 Mikael Tellqvist G 29 5-11 185 -/L 5 September 19, 1979 2-1-0, 2.35 GAA
26 Thomas Vanek LW 25 6-2 205 R/- 3 January 19, 1984 40 G, 24 A, 64 P
4 Mike Weber D 21 6-2 212 L/- 1 December 16, 1987 0 G, 0 A, 0 P

Scoring Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time Point Shares
Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS BLK HIT FOwin FOloss FO%
1 Derek Roy C 25 82 28 42 70 -5 38 18 9 1 9 21 21 0 221 12.7 1738 21:12 5.3 1.8 7.1 44 41 745 724 50.7
2 Jason Pominville RW 26 82 20 46 66 -4 18 13 6 1 2 28 18 0 239 8.4 1620 19:46 4.4 1.7 6.1 50 44 25 42 37.3
3 Thomas Vanek LW 25 73 40 24 64 -1 44 18 20 2 5 18 6 0 211 19.0 1255 17:12 7.3 1.4 8.7 27 34 1 5 16.7
4 Tim Connolly C 27 48 18 29 47 12 22 12 5 1 5 16 13 0 126 14.3 918 19:07 4.2 1.5 5.7 37 17 229 315 42.1
5 Drew Stafford RW 23 79 20 25 45 3 29 11 9 0 0 17 8 0 183 10.9 1235 15:38 3.3 1.5 4.8 18 80 4 16 20.0
6 Jaroslav Spacek D 34 80 8 37 45 2 38 4 4 0 0 19 18 0 130 6.2 1782 22:17 3.5 4.1 7.5 126 78 0 0
7 Ales Kotalik RW 30 56 13 19 32 -7 28 5 8 0 1 9 10 0 153 8.5 853 15:14 2.3 0.7 3.0 13 93 30 47 39.0
8 Clarke MacArthur LW 23 71 17 14 31 -4 56 12 5 0 0 9 5 0 108 15.7 982 13:50 2.2 1.0 3.2 33 80 76 142 34.9
9 Paul Gaustad C 26 62 12 17 29 4 108 8 3 1 1 12 5 0 122 9.8 999 16:06 1.4 1.3 2.7 39 141 452 406 52.7
10 Jochen Hecht C 31 70 12 15 27 -9 33 8 3 1 1 11 2 2 173 6.9 1218 17:24 0.6 1.0 1.6 38 29 235 303 43.7
11 Daniel Paille LW 24 73 12 15 27 0 20 12 0 0 2 13 0 2 80 15.0 869 11:54 1.6 1.0 2.6 27 84 3 14 17.6
12 Craig Rivet D 34 64 2 22 24 4 125 1 1 0 0 11 10 1 80 2.5 1295 20:14 1.2 3.1 4.3 73 57 0 0
13 Toni Lydman D 31 80 3 20 23 0 70 3 0 0 0 14 5 1 99 3.0 1742 21:47 0.7 3.8 4.5 166 165 0 0
14 Maxim Afinogenov RW 29 48 6 14 20 -7 20 6 0 0 0 7 7 0 93 6.5 605 12:36 1.0 0.4 1.4 11 20 0 3 0.0
15 Adam Mair C 29 75 8 11 19 4 95 8 0 0 1 11 0 0 75 10.7 793 10:35 0.6 1.1 1.6 20 107 200 214 48.3
16 Andrej Sekera D 22 69 3 16 19 -11 22 2 1 0 1 12 4 0 84 3.6 1428 20:42 0.6 2.2 2.9 94 64 0 1 0.0
17 Teppo Numminen D 40 57 2 15 17 -4 22 1 1 0 1 10 5 0 34 5.9 998 17:30 0.8 1.9 2.7 45 12 0 0
18 Matt Ellis LW 27 45 7 5 12 4 12 7 0 0 2 4 1 0 73 9.6 397 8:50 0.9 0.6 1.5 19 21 112 127 46.9
19 Henrik Tallinder D 30 66 1 11 12 -2 36 1 0 0 1 10 1 0 35 2.9 1216 18:26 -0.1 2.5 2.4 81 48 0 0
20 Patrick Kaleta RW 22 51 4 5 9 1 89 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 35 11.4 455 8:55 0.1 0.6 0.6 27 137 1 4 20.0
21 Chris Butler D 22 47 2 4 6 11 18 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 36 5.6 786 16:43 -0.1 2.6 2.5 60 37 0 0
22 Nathan Paetsch D 25 23 2 4 6 3 25 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 21 9.5 280 12:11 0.5 0.9 1.4 13 11 0 0
23 Dominic Moore C 28 18 1 3 4 -1 23 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 33 3.0 274 15:12 -0.3 0.3 0.0 8 9 121 116 51.1
24 Mark Mancari RW 23 7 1 1 2 -4 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 21 4.8 93 13:16 0.0 -0.1 0.0 1 8 4 3 57.1
25 Nathan Gerbe C 21 10 0 1 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 24 0.0 136 13:37 -0.3 0.3 0.0 0 11 1 0 100.0
26 Andrew Peters LW 28 28 0 1 1 -2 81 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 0.0 113 4:01 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 2 10 0 1 0.0
27 Marc-Andre Gragnani D 21 4 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 62 15:23 -0.1 0.3 0.2 3 3 0 0
28 Tim Kennedy LW 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 11 11:04 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 1 0.0
29 Patrick Lalime G 34 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1297 54:02 0.0 0.0 3.3 0 0 0 0
30 Ryan Miller G 28 59 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3443 58:22 0.0 0.0 12.5 0 0 0 0
31 Mikael Tellqvist G 29 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 230 38:18 0.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0 0
32 Mike Weber D 21 7 0 0 0 -3 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 99 14:10 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 8 16 0 0
Team Total 82 242 416 658 -11 1105 160 75 7 33 267 143 6 2505 9.7 41.3 37.4 95.6 1083 1458 2239 2484 47.4

Goalies Regular Season

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA GPS
1 Ryan Miller G 28 59 58 34 18 6 145 1773 1628 .918 2.53 5 3443 38 .655 7 89 17.25 12.5
2 Patrick Lalime G 34 24 21 5 13 3 67 669 602 .900 3.10 0 1297 11 .524 6 109 -5.78 3.3
3 Mikael Tellqvist G 29 6 3 2 1 0 9 125 116 .928 2.35 0 230 2 .667 0 1.0
Team Total 82 41 32 9 221 2567 2346 .914 2.67 5 4970 16.9

Skater Advanced Statistics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Rk Player Age Tm Pos GP CF CA CF% CF% rel C/60 Crel/60 FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS% TOI/60 TOI(EV) TK GV SAtt. Thru%
1 Maxim Afinogenov 29 BUF RW 48 501 454 52.5 2.4 0.0 0.0 363 340 51.6 1.1 7.0 90.0 97.0 52.3 47.7 15 36 172 54.1
2 Chris Butler 22 BUF D 47 590 723 44.9 -5.3 0.0 0.0 470 565 45.4 -5.5 8.4 95.6 104.0 45.1 54.9 7 29 74 48.6
3 Tim Connolly 27 BUF C 48 606 620 49.4 -0.9 0.0 0.0 459 477 49.0 -2.3 12.4 92.0 104.4 47.9 52.1 29 38 215 59.1
4 Matt Ellis 27 BUF LW 45 291 350 45.4 -2.2 0.0 0.0 230 255 47.4 -0.1 6.6 95.6 102.2 48.1 51.9 13 7 103 70.9
5 Paul Gaustad 26 BUF C 62 632 627 50.2 -2.4 0.0 0.0 502 475 51.4 -2.1 8.0 92.1 100.0 49.5 50.5 11 20 183 66.7
6 Nathan Gerbe 21 BUF C 10 108 80 57.4 10.0 0.0 0.0 82 65 55.8 10.1 6.3 97.6 104.0 58.5 41.5 4 6 38 63.2
7 Marc-Andre Gragnani 21 BUF D 4 46 51 47.4 0.0 0.0 39 45 46.4 13.3 93.8 107.1 71.4 28.6 2 0 7 42.9
8 Jochen Hecht 31 BUF C 70 887 863 50.7 -0.1 0.0 0.0 693 658 51.3 0.5 6.1 90.6 96.7 46.7 53.3 30 37 261 66.3
9 Patrick Kaleta 22 BUF RW 51 322 363 47.0 -5.7 0.0 0.0 257 279 47.9 -4.9 7.7 93.4 101.1 45.7 54.3 2 6 63 55.6
10 Tim Kennedy 22 BUF LW 1 6 6 50.0 4.3 0.0 0.0 5 5 50.0 2.8 0.0 100.0 100.0 50.0 50.0 0 0 2 50.0
11 Toni Lydman 31 BUF D 80 1175 1321 47.1 -4.7 0.0 0.0 913 973 48.4 -2.8 8.2 91.3 99.5 46.4 53.6 20 67 201 49.3
12 Clarke MacArthur 23 BUF LW 71 756 749 50.2 1.4 0.0 0.0 564 559 50.2 1.5 7.3 91.4 98.7 45.9 54.1 13 26 176 61.4
13 Adam Mair 29 BUF C 75 642 725 47.0 -4.5 0.0 0.0 492 545 47.4 -3.5 6.9 94.4 101.3 52.5 47.5 19 22 132 56.8
14 Mark Mancari 23 BUF RW 7 71 55 56.3 3.5 0.0 0.0 54 41 56.8 4.9 2.3 84.4 86.6 65.8 34.2 1 1 32 65.6
15 Teppo Numminen 40 BUF D 57 720 761 48.6 -1.4 0.0 0.0 557 586 48.7 -0.2 7.2 91.4 98.6 48.5 51.5 14 23 78 43.6
16 Nathan Paetsch 25 BUF D 23 245 225 52.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 192 177 52.0 1.1 6.8 94.4 101.2 57.8 42.2 4 5 36 58.3
17 Daniel Paille 24 BUF LW 73 594 710 45.6 -6.2 0.0 0.0 452 531 46.0 -6.2 9.8 90.6 100.3 50.8 49.2 14 28 145 55.2
18 Andrew Peters 28 BUF LW 28 67 85 44.1 -4.1 0.0 0.0 57 64 47.1 0.1 2.3 93.3 95.7 50.0 50.0 0 5 15 66.7
19 Jason Pominville 26 BUF RW 82 1039 1068 49.3 -1.0 0.0 0.0 803 814 49.7 -0.3 8.4 91.4 99.9 48.6 51.4 43 39 406 58.9
20 Craig Rivet 34 BUF D 64 848 966 46.7 -4.9 0.0 0.0 660 754 46.7 -5.3 8.8 92.6 101.4 47.1 52.9 16 39 169 47.3
21 Derek Roy 25 BUF C 82 1090 1095 49.9 -0.3 0.0 0.0 841 837 50.1 0.2 7.9 91.8 99.7 51.4 48.6 52 100 399 55.4
22 Andrej Sekera 22 BUF D 69 1089 996 52.2 1.8 0.0 0.0 813 755 51.8 0.9 7.4 89.8 97.2 54.1 45.9 19 47 194 43.3
23 Jaroslav Spacek 34 BUF D 80 1261 1106 53.3 4.5 0.0 0.0 942 819 53.5 4.5 8.9 90.7 99.6 52.3 47.7 25 70 288 45.1
24 Drew Stafford 23 BUF RW 79 886 931 48.8 -1.4 0.0 0.0 694 711 49.4 -0.9 9.0 92.4 101.4 46.9 53.1 24 30 282 64.9
25 Henrik Tallinder 30 BUF D 66 841 912 48.0 -2.8 0.0 0.0 656 692 48.7 -2.3 8.3 91.2 99.5 48.8 51.2 17 47 80 43.8
26 Thomas Vanek 25 BUF LW 73 830 877 48.6 -2.2 0.0 0.0 632 696 47.6 -3.0 10.6 90.2 100.8 51.1 48.9 33 56 347 60.8
27 Mike Weber 21 BUF D 7 53 89 37.3 -11.1 0.0 0.0 42 67 38.5 -5.9 0.0 93.8 93.8 35.0 65.0 0 5 3 66.7

Skater Advanced Statistics (Playoffs)

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Rk Player Age Tm Pos GP CF CA CF% CF% rel C/60 Crel/60 FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS% TOI/60 TOI(EV) TK GV SAtt. Thru%