Series (Game 1 of 1)

St. Louis leads 1-0

Game 1: Sunday, March 7th

Blues 5

(31-26-2, 73 pts)

Sabres 1

(30-31-1, 67 pts)

6:00 PM ET, March 7, 2004

First Niagara Center, Buffalo, New York

1 2 3 T
STL 1 1 35
BUF 1 0 01

P. Cajanek (Blues - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 1

P. Demitra (Blues - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

D. Roy (Sabres - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

St Louis (30-26-9-2) at Buffalo (30-30-6-1) 6:00 pm EST

BUFFALO, New York (Ticker) -- Miroslav Satan could be playing his last game for the Buffalo Sabres Sunday night as they host the St. Louis Blues.

St. Louis has won seven in a row against Buffalo and is unbeaten in the last nine meetings in the series (7-0-2).

With just two days remaining before the trading deadline and several major trades already taking place, Satan could be the next big name to go.

Satan said Saturday he expects to be moved. He then had a shorthanded goal and two assists in Buffalo's 5-1 win at Toronto.

After scoring a shorthanded breakaway with 11:19 remaining in the third period, Satan imitated New Orleans Saints receiver Joe Horn. Satan simulated talking on a telephone as removed the glove from his right hand. Horn made headlines in December when he grabbed a cell phone after a touchdown pass.

"I expect something to happen because I've been told that by somebody," said Satan, who leads the Sabres with 26 goals. "Every time I hear the phone ringing these days, I get that feeling. It's in my subconscious mind lately."

The Sabres have won two in a row following a four-game losing streak and trail the New York Islanders by six points for the Eastern Conference's eighth and final playoff spot.

St. Louis is just two points behind Los Angeles for the final spot in the Western Conference.

The Blue snapped a seven-game winless skid and notched their first win under new coach Mike Kitchen as Chris Osgood made 39 saves in a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.

Keith Tkachuk scored the game-winner with 19 seconds left in the second period after the Blues let a 2-0 lead slip away.