Buffalo Sabres vs. Carolina Hurricanes Preview: Sabres Look For Redemption At Home

Grant Halverson

Buffalo suffered their first loss of the season yesterday to Carolina. Tonight it's time for Hurricanes 2: Electric Boogaloo, but will the result be any different than the first time around?

One day after being outplayed by a then-winless Hurricanes team, the Buffalo Sabres look to get back on track by taking the second game of their home-and-home series against Carolina. The season debut for Jhonas Enroth did not go well yesterday, and sloppy play in all three zones resulted in too many giveaways and breakaways for the Sabres to overcome.

Game #4 - Buffalo Sabres (2-1-0) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (1-2-0)

Puck Drop - 7:00pm - First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY
TV - MSG, FS-Carolinas -- Radio - WGR 550-AM
Hurricanes Blog - Canes Country (Please play nice if you're going to visit.)

Changes For Tonight

Ryan Miller will be in net tonight for Buffalo, and Hurricanes backup Dan Ellis is expected to start for the Canes. Other than that, Lindy Ruff said today in practice that -surprise, surprise - he won't be juggling his lines just yet. The Sabres have the hottest thing going in their top line of Thomas Vanek, Cody Hodgson, and Jason Pominville, but have gotten little else from the rest of the team combined. They'll either need to stepup the secondary scoring or play lockdown defense tonight to have a chance.

Buffalo Lines

Vanek - Hodgson - Pominville
Foligno - Ennis - Stafford
Ott - Grigorenko - Gerbe
Scott - Hecht- Kaleta

Myers - Regehr
Ehrhoff - Sulzer
Sekera - Leopold

Goal: Ryan Miller

Scratches: Leino, Weber, Brennan

Carolina Lines

Zach Boychuk - Eric Staal - Alexander Semin
Jeff Skinner - Jordan Staal - Zac Dalpe

Jiri Tlusty - Jussi Jokinen - Chad LaRose

Drayson Bowman - Tim Brent/Jeremy Welsh - Patrick Dwyer/Kevin Westgarth

Tim Gleason - Joe Corvo
Joni Pitkanen - Justin Faulk

Jay Harrison - Jamie McBain

Goal: Dan Ellis

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