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Numbers to ponder

By Mike Harrington

We're expecting to get an update in the 1 o'clock hour from interim coach Ron Rolston regarding the Brian Flynn callup, so here's some items to ponder about today's Sabres-Devils matchup:

---The Sabres are trying to win three straight for the first time this season. 

---Buffalo is trying to avoid its first four-game winless streak at home since it went 0-3-1 from Feb. 13-20, 2011. The Sabres haven't dropped four straight here in regulation since Oct. 15-Nov. 5, 2010.

---Buffalo is just 1-4 in afternoon games thus far. The Sabres have three more after today. 

---Christian Ehrhoff's average time on ice of 24:51 per game is the highest for a Sabre since Alexei Zhitnik's 25:01 in 2003-04. And they both have something in common: Wild shots from the point that just about take people's heads off in front of the net.

---Jason Pominville has just one goal and no assists in his 11 games. Yikes.

---Rolston coached prized New Jersey rookie Stefan Matteau in 2010-11 with the U.S. National Team Development Program.

---New Jersey's Ilya Kovalchuk plays his 800th NHL game today.



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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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