Sabres at Flyers preview: Nothing left but the spoiling

Mike Weber and Claude Giroux, seen here ice dancing. - Bruce Bennett

With last place locked up, all that's left to do for the Sabres is play the spoiler - tonight, against the Flyers.

Game #78

Buffalo Sabres (21-47-9) at Philadelphia Flyers (39-29-9)

Puck Drop - 7:30pm EST - Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, PA

TV - NBCSN, TSN2 | Radio - WGR 550 - AM
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- Broad Street Hockey

Three Questions

1. Last game we finally got some new some new blood involved in the offense. How about some more new faces on the scoresheet?
Nicolas Deslauriers scored his first NHL goal last game, while the defense finally got involved thanks to Jamie McBain. Will anyone else join the scoring party tonight?

2. Will the Sabres ever get through a game where Mike Weber and Jamie McBain aren't on the ice for a goal against?
I'll answer this one now - probably not.

3. How will special teams factor in to tonight's game?
The Flyers are a top 10 team on both the power play and penalty kill - can the Sabres stay out of the box and take advantage of their opportunities on the power play?

Projected BUF lines

Conacher - Ennis - Leino
Hodgson - Girgensons - D'Agostini
Adam - Larsson - Deslauriers
Ellis - Flynn - Scott

Ehrhoff - Ristolainen
Weber - McBain
McCabe - Ruhwedel

Goal: Nathan Lieuwen

Scratches/Injuries: Stafford, Foligno, Tallinder, Myers, Konopka, Stewart, Sulzer, Mitchell Enroth, Neuvirth

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