60323 The combined number of minutes played by the last two long-running Sabres goalies, Ryan Miller and DominekHasek. Projected Roster HEAD COACH: TED NOLAN LW C RW 1st Line: Cody Hodgson Tyler Ennis Chris Stewart 2nd Line: Matt Moulson Mikhail Grigorenko Drew Stafford 3rd Line: Marcus Foligno Sam Reinhart Brian Gionta 4th Line: Nicolas Deslauriers Zemgus Girgensons Cody McCormick D D #1 Josh Gorges Tyler Myers #2 Andrej Meszaros Rasmus Ristolainen #3 Mark Pysyk Mike Weber G Starter Michal Neuvirth Backup Jhonas Enroth Scoreboard 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 PLAYOFF FINISH DNQ DNQ DNQ Conf QF Conf QF REGULAR SEASON 21-51-10 21-21-6 39-32-11 43-29-10 45-27-1 POINT TOTAL 52 48 89 96 100 SHOOTOUT RECORD 7-5 7-4 7-7 5-1 4-6 GOALS SCORED 157 125 218 245 235 GOALS ALLOWED 248 143 230 229 207 POWER-PLAY % 14.1 14.1 17.1 19.4 17.6 PENALTY KILL % 81.4 79.2 81.7 83.0 86.6 twilight of his career. He scored 40 points during the regular season and added seven more in the postseason. Christian Ehrhoff led the Sabres defensemen in scoring, thanks to his 27 assists, but he is now with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Sabres hope that young defenseman Tyler Myers will step up his game and return to the 2010 form that saw him score 48 points and win the Calder Trophy. Defense The Sabres were more respectable on defense than they were on offense, but it could do little to help overcome their league worst -91 goal differential. With just two major acquisitions on the blue line, and none coming in goal, the Sabres defense should fare similarly this season. Just a few years ago, it looked like Myers would become a franchise defender. He finished 15th in the Norris Trophy voting in his rookie season, but has not matched the feat since. His -26 plus/minus this season was a career low and critics fear that his development will continue to go backwards. This season he will be paired up with Josh Gorges on the first defensive line. Gorges was brought in from Montreal to replace Christian Ehrhoff, who signed with Pittsburgh after the Sabres bought out his contract. Gorges will add a veteran presence to the unit that could serve Myers well. Paired up behind them may be a combination of a youthful talent and a veteran signing. Rasmus Ristolainen appeared in 34 games as a 19-year old rookie. Although the 6-4 Finnish defenseman struggled early and was sent down to the Rochester Americans of the AHL, Ristolainen showed growth in his second stint with the team. He could be paired with Andrej Meszaros, who was signed in the offseason after splitting time with the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins, which included appearances in four playoff games for Boston. Mike Weber appeared in 68 games for the team last season and Mark Pysyk saw action in 44. They will likely be pushed for playing time by the likes of Chad Ruhwedel, Andre Benoit, and 20-year old Jake McCabe.
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