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Sabres Fan Playoff Viewing Guide

April 15, 2009 - Matt Spielman

Face it fans, the Sabres missed the playoffs for the fifth time in the last seven seasons and watching the NHL playoffs is the last time you want to do with your free time. But if for some reason your television gets stuck on Versus or NBC this postseason, here is a list of previous Sabres playing in the NHL's second season for you to keep your eye on.

Four series -- three in the East and one in the West -- will start tonight (Wednesday) with the remaining four series -- one in the East and three in the West -- opening Thursday.

Listed are the former Sabres players or draft picks and their career playoff games played, goals, assists, points and penalty minutes. Goaltenders' stats are regular season games played, goals against average and save percentage.

Wednesday Night Openers

No. 2 Washington Capitals vs. No. 7 N.Y. Rangers

Chris Drury: 124-46-41-87-42

No. 3 New Jersey Devils vs. No. 6 Carolina Hurricanes

Dainius Zubrus: 56-7-16-23-36

Michael Ryan: 0-0-0-0-0

Michael Leighton: 69-2.99-.900

No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 5 Philadelphia Flyers

Miroslav Satan:  56-15-23-38-14

Phillippe Boucher: 56-3-7-10-35

Michael Zigomanis (draft pick): 0-0-0-0-0

Daniel Briere: 57-22-31-53-50

Martin Biron: 433-2.59-.911

No. 3 Vancouver Canucks vs. No. 6 St. Louis Blues

Taylor Pyatt: 26-2-9-11-16

Steve Bernier: 22-1-6-7-10

Jay McKee: 51-3-6-9-60

Thursday Night Openers

No. 1 Boston Bruins vs. No. 8 Montreal Canadiens

Shane Hnidy (draft pick): 30-3-2-5-27

Dennis Wideman (draft pick): 6-0-3-3-0

No. 1 San Jose Sharks vs. No. 8 Anaheim Ducks

Mike Grier: 82-12-13-25-64

No. 2 Detroit Red Wings vs. No. 7 Columbus Blue Jackets

Ty Conklin: 149-2.58-.909

Chris Gratton: 40-8-7-15-82

Jiri Novotny: 4-0-0-0-0

Michael Peca: 93-15-19-34-78

Jan Hejda (draft pick): 0-0-0-0-0

No. 4 Chicago Blackhawks vs. No. 5 Calgary Flames

Brian Campbell: 47-4-16-20-30

Cory Sarich: 52-0-6-6-41

Rhett Warrener: 101-1-9-10-78

Wayne Primeau: 90-7-14-21-42


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