Sabres at Senators Preview: Sabres Look To Bounce Back In Ottawa

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After a day off yesterday, the Buffalo Sabres are looking to rebound from two poor performances against the Islanders and Bruins.

After stringing together a few wins in a row, the Sabres simply couldn't overcome three games in four nights, nor the absence of a Thomas Vanek hat trick against the Boston Bruins, and lost again in depressing fashion. The Sabres have now lost 8 out of their last 11 games, but somehow still sit just one point out of a playoff spot in the tightly packed Eastern Conference. Up next are the Senators, who the Sabres lost to just seven days ago. Buffalo looks for revenge, or at least a competent performance, tonight.

Game #14

Buffalo Sabres (5-7-1) at Ottawa Senators (6-4-2)

Puck Drop - 7:30pm - Scotiabank Place - Ottawa, ON
TV - MSG | Radio - WGR 550-AM
Senators Blog - Silver Seven (Please play nice if you're going to visit.)

Story

The Sabres come in to tonight's tilt against Ottawa still mired in a big slump. Despite winning two of their last three games, the Sabres have not played well as of late, and are still lagging behind the rest of the league in many areas. On Sunday, Buffalo made two of their most promising young players, Tyler Myers and Mikhail Grigorenko, healthy scratches, but both are likely to be back in the lineup tonight.

Buffalo Lines

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

Ehrhoff - Sulzer
Regehr - Myers
Sekera - Leopold

Goal: Ryan Miller

Scratches/Injuries: Weber, Brennan, McCormick, Leino

Ottawa Lines

Zibanejad - Turris - Alfredsson
Michalek - Smith - Silfverberg
Greening - Regin - Neil
O'Brien - Da Costa - Condra

Methot - Karlsson
Lundin - Gonchar
Phillips - Benoit

Goal: Craig Anderson

Note: Lines for both teams are subject to change.

Let's Go Buffalo!

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