Game Day Preview: Buffalo Sabres vs. Philadelphia Flyers

This chart at Sports Club Stats basically sums up the past two weeks for the Sabres.  Their best percentage of making the playoffs was at 79.48% when they beat the Maple Leafs on February 17th.  From there they have gone 3-4-1 while everyone around them have been winning.  This has dropped their chances of making the playoffs all the way down to 45.97% 

With 16 games left in the season, the Sabres need to find a spark quickly or they are going to get left behind.  Tonight is going to be a hard game to do that with the Sabres heading to Philly.  The Sabres have lost both matchups against the Flyers, 3-0 and 6-3 with Biron in net for the Flyers for both games. 

For the Flyers, Danny Briere is going to be held out of the game after reinjuring his groin against the Flames on Thursday night.  That should see Sabre killer Mike Richards back on the first line for the Flyers.  Martin Biron will be in net for the Flyers tonight after beating the Sabres twice before this season.  Biron's record against the Sabres is 4-2-1 with a 3.19 GAA and .901 SV%.

Not much to report out of the Sabres camp this afternoon which suggest that nothing is really going to change from Saturday night.  I would expect to see Lalime in net but Tellqvist will have to play at some point.  The lines should also stay the same. 

Game time is 7pm on Versus tonight. 

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