When, where: Tonight, 7, at
TV, radio: NESN, WBZ (1030).
Goals: Thomas Vanek 15, Jason Pominville 8, Clarke MacArthur 6.
Assists: Andrej Sekera 10, Jaroslav Spacek 9, Derek Roy 9.
Goaltending: Ryan Miller (8-5-2, 2.57 GAA), Patrick Lalime (1-3-1, 3.31).
Head to head: This is the fourth of six meetings. The Sabres have dropped two of three, including last Wednesday's 7-4 loss at TD Banknorth Garden.
Miscellany: Vanek, who has blossomed into an elite scorer, is tied for the league lead in goals . . . The Sabres have lost seven of their last eight games . . . Buffalo has allowed five more goals (61) than it has scored (56) but has still managed to stay above .500.