It's been more than two years since the Buffalo Sabres and Los Angeles Kings last played, but tonight the Sabres travel to the Staples Center looking for their first winning streak of the season, while the 9-6-0 Kings are coming off of a loss to Nashville.
Tonight marks the first time that Robyn Regehr will face his old team sine being traded out west at the deadline last year. Regehr helps anchor a steady, veteran LA blue line, which contrasts nicely with the Sabres inconsistent but promising youngsters on defense.
The Sabres should be looking to improve on the team's play from Tuesday; even though they won the game, they were badly outshot yet again by San Jose. Life won't get any easier facing the Kings, who are third in the league in Fenwick %, which helps measure puck possession. The Sabres will need to step their game up at both ends of the ice for the impossible dream of a two-game winning streak to become a reality.
(3-13-1) at Los Angeles Kings (9-6-0)
Puck Drop - 10:30pm EST - Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA
TV - MSG, Bell TV, FS-W | Radio - WGR 550-AM
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2. How will the defensive zone coverage look?
In case you haven't seen this amazing photo yet, the Sabres have a tendency to chase puck carriers all over the ice while leaving one or two players wide open in front of the net. Can the team be a bit more calm in their own end tonight, and would it kill you to spread out a bit?
3. Will the Sabres finally get two wins in a row?
It's gotta happen one of these days, right?
Projected BUF Lines
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Goal: Ryan Miller
Scratches/Injuries/Suspensions: Scott, Kaleta, Weber, Tallinder
Projected LAK Lines
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