Buffalo (22-10-1) at Philadelphia (19-8-4) 7:00 pm EST
PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) - Thanks to the league's hottest
goaltender, the Buffalo Sabres are closing in on the top spot in
the Northeast Division.
Martin Biron can become the first netminder in nearly 13 years
to win 14 consecutive starts Monday when the Sabres go for their
seventh straight victory against the Philadelphia Flyers.
With a 2.34 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage
during his streak, Biron looks to be the first goalie to win 14
starts in a row since Tom Barrasso with Pittsburgh in 1992-1993.
Buffalo is 14-1-1 since November 12 and can move within one
point of the first-place Senators. The Sabres also can win
their ninth consecutive road contest, one shy of the league
Biron made 13 saves and Maxim Afinogenov had a goal and two
assists as Buffalo rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh
Penguins on Saturday.
Searching for its 20th victory of the season, Philadelphia has
won three of its last four contests despite the loss of several
key players, including leading goal-scorer Simon Gagne and
goaltender Robert Esche.