|MIN||1||1||0||(0 - 0)||2|
|BUF||0||1||0||(0 - 0)||1|
|The Sabres have a pair of all-star caliber players in Miller and Thomas Vanek, but both are in the final year of their contract and if the team continues to slide, and could have some interest from other clubs as the season progresses.
Vanek is second on the team in scoring with four points (2-2=4). While despite having a .941 save percentage and 2.29 goals-against average, Miller is 0-4.
|Opening last season, the Sabres’ Alumni Plaza outside of First Niagara Center honors former players in the organization. Plaques featuring the names of every player in Sabres history are placed on brick columns across the plaza to forever immortalize their contribution to the team.
The Wild will wear its WHITE sweaters tonight.
|Matt Cooke has tallied a goal and an assist in each of his last two games. The offseason acquisition leads the team with five points (3-2=5).
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|The lines will remain the same as Saturday:
The D-pairings will also remain the same:
Goaltender Josh Harding is expected to start in net for the third-straight game. Harding is 2-1-0 with a 1.67 goals-against average and a .957 save percentage in three starts against Buffalo.
This is an important game for him and that makes it an important game for us.
- Yeo on Pominville's return to Buffalo
|Marco Scandella and Nate Prosser will be out of the lineup tonight on the blue line.
Charlie Coyle is on Injured Reserve with a knee sprain and is expected to miss three to four weeks. Mike Rupp is still out with a lower-body injury.
|Vanek played college hockey at the University of Minnesota (2002-04). John Scott appeared in 71 games with Minnesota (2008-10). Jamie McBain is a native of Edina. The Wild selected Johan Larson in the second round (56th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.||Minnesota opens a four-game road trip, tied for its longest of the season. The Wild went 12-11-1 on the road last season, including a five-game road win streak (3/9-3/25) that was the second longest in team history. The streak set a franchise record with four-straight road victories by more than one goal and matched a franchise record with four-straight road regulation victories.|
|Wild at Sabres will be broadcast nationally in high definition on NBC Sports Network with a start time at 6:30 p.m. The game can be heard on KFAN 100.3 FM or online at Wild.com.||