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PORTLAND REPORT: NOVEMBER 9

by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres
JP Lamoureux (Photo: Heather Harvey)
J.P. Lamoureux

Position: G
Catches     Left
Height     5' 10"
Weight     169
Born     August 20, 1984
Birthplace     Grand Folks, North Dakota
Acquired     Signed as a free agent July 30, 2009


JP Lamoureux notched his first career AHL shutout on Friday night, as the Portland Pirates claimed a 5-0 victory over the Hershey Bears.

The netminder stopped all 28 shots he faced at the Cumberland County Civic Center in his sixth game of the season.

Lamoureux got the start after Jhonas Enroth was recalled to the Buffalo Sabres to fill in for an injured Patrick Lalime

Kyle Wanvig, Jeff Cowan, Derek Whitmore, Travis Turnbull and Mark Mancari each added goals in the win.

Lamoureux has a .903 save percentage in the 2009-10 season.

Statistics: Portland Pirates, American Hockey League
GP MIN GAA W L SO SV SV%
6 286 2.73 2 2 1 121 .903


Phillip Gogulla (Photo: Bill Wippert)
Philip Gogulla
Position: LW
Shoots     Left
Height     6' 2"
Weight     182
Born     July 31, 1987
Birthplace     Dusseldorf, Germany
Acquired     Selected 48th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft


Philip Gogulla notched the lone goal for the Pirates in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to the Springfield Falcons.

The Falcons scored twice in the opening six minutes of the second period to seal the win.

Gogulla, who also registered a pair of assists in the win against Hershey, ranks second on the team in rookie scoring with seven points (2+5) behind Tyler Ennis (6+5).

The loss marks the Pirates second defeat at home this season and drops Portland to 5-9-0-0 on the year.

Statistics: Portland Pirates, American Hockey League
GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SHG
14 2 5 7 -2 8 0 0


This Week:

The Pirates start a three-game stretch on the road Wednesday night against Wilkes-Barre (6-4-1-1) at the Wachovia Arena at 7:05 PM. Thursday the Pirates travel to Buffalo and play at HSBC Arena against Rochester (11-1-1-0) at 7:00 PM. The Pirates finish up their road trip in Bridgeport facing the Sound Tigers (7-10-0-0) at the Harbor Yard Arena at 4:00 PM on Sunday.

Wednesday, Nov. 11@ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Wachovia Arena), 7:05 PM
  • This will be the first of two meetings between the Pirates and the Penguins this season
  • The Penguins are 6-4-1-1 on the season and are coming off a narrow 2-1 win in Worcester on Saturday
  • Wilkes-Barre’s 29 goals for this season are tied for the fewest in the Eastern Conference but their 28 goals against are tied for the second fewest
  • Penguins goalie John Curry is ranked 11th among AHL goalies with a 2.07 goals against average. His save percentage of .930 is ninth best

Thursday, Nov. 12 vs. Rochester Americans (HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY), 7:00 PM
  • Heading into this week’s games the Amerks were riding a 10-game winning streak, one shy of the 54-year-old franchise’s club record. If the Amerks tie the mark with a win over Hamilton on Tuesday, they will go for the record on Thursday at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo when they take on the Pirates
  • The Amerks spot an AHL-best record of 11-1-1-0
  • Veteran forward Chris Taylor is tied for 11th in AHL scoring with 13 points in 13 games
  • Goaltender Alexander Salak is a perfect 8-0 so far this season. The rookie netminder ranks sixth in the AHL with a 1.72 goals against average and his .943 save percentage is the fifth best
  • Tickets and family packs are still available and the Sabres are promoting a free ticket offer for the event.

  Sunday, Nov. 15 @ Bridgeport Sound Tigers (Harbor Yard Arena), 4:00 PM
  • This is the second match-up between the Pirates and the Tigers this season. Bridgeport handed Portland its first home ice loss on October 31st with a 3-2 victory
  • The Sound Tigers have lost five straight heading into this week’s action to drop to 7-10-0-0 on the season
  • Greg Moore leads the Sound Tigers in scoring with five goals and six assists for 11 points in 17 games

Recent Transactions:
November 6, 2009 Ryan Nie Signed to PTO
November 4, 2009 Johnas Enroth Recalled by Buffalo (NHL)
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