Sabres at Canucks preview: Lieuwen gets second start in hometown

The Sabres West Coast road trip continues with a stop in Vancouver to face another team that's not exactly on the up-and-up.

Game #71

Buffalo Sabres (20-42-8) at Vancouver Canucks (32-30-10)

Puck Drop - 8:00pm EST - Rogers Arena - Vancouver, BC
TV
- MSG, Bell, SNET-P| Radio - WGR 550-AM
SBNation Canucks Blog
Nucks Misconduct

Three Questions

1. Will the Sabres continue their offensive "explosion", or are we in for another one-goal game tonight?
Drew Stafford, Tyler Ennis, and Cory Conacher are the only players to score for Buffalo over the past eight games. Will anybody else score this season?

2. What will Nathan Lieuwen look like in a start just outside his hometown?
Lieuwen's second career NHL start will cmoe about an hour away from his hometown, so you'd think there would be some added pressure on the youngster tonight. Can he keep Buffalo in the game long enough to put a few goals on the board?

3. The Canucks are honoring Henrik Sedin for his 1000th NHL game. Will he put up some fireworks for the hometown fans?
Hopefully for the Sabres this ends up like "Daniel Alfredsson Night" in Ottawa a few years ago.

Projected BUF Lines

Foligno - Ennis - Stafford
Conacher - Hodgson - Mitchell
Ellis - Flynn - D'Agostini
Scott - Konopka - Deslauriers

Ehrhoff – Ristolainen
McBain
- Weber
Ruhwedel - Tallinder

Goal: Nathan Lieuwen

Scratches/Injuries: Leino, Girgensons, Stewart, Sulzer, Myers

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