Canucks ready for Sabres

HOSEA CHEUNG, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:27 AM ET

For the first time in more than four years, the Buffalo Sabres will play in Vancouver tonight against a Canucks team who have won four straight.

Arguably the best NHL goaltender this season, Miller is a huge reason behind Buffalo's current third-in-the-East position. Miller is first in save percentage (.934), second in GAA (2.06), and third in wins (27) and shutouts (5). However, his only career game at GM Place on January 19, 2006 ended in a 4-1 loss.

The Canucks are dominant against the East this season, going 8-1-0 with their only loss to Carolina. They have also out-scored their Eastern opponents 38-16.

Henrik Sedin isn't slowing down in his quest for the Art Ross trophy. With 10 points in the last four games, Hank is four points ahead of Alex Ovechkin overall and three behind Joe Thornton for the assists lead. Meanwhile, Alex Burrows extended his point streak to 11 games with three helpers on Saturday.

Ryan Miller will be the starting goalie for the U.S., while the Sabres have four other players heading to the Olympics, including: Andrej Sekera (Slovakia), Henrik Tallinder (Sweden), Jochen Hecht (Germany), and Toni Lydman (Finland).

These two teams last played in Buffalo on October 17, 2008 when the Sabres won 5-2 thanks to a Thomas Vanek three-point performance.


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