The Sabres come in having lost seven straight including a shootout loss in New Jersey. The Sabres find themselves more and more shorthanded everyday. The Sabres will be without Derek Roy, Max Afinogenov, Daniel Paille and now Tim Connolly. It is a stiff test to beat the Senators with all of these guys in the lineup it will be even stiffer without four regular players. If that wasn't enough, Lindy Ruff has decided to give Jocelyn Thibault a rare start. We all remember the last time Thibault started a game, a 7-2 loss at Los Angeles. Thibault did play decent last Friday when he replaced Miller against Ottawa, although the two goals he allowed were kind of soft.
- Goals:Jochen Hecht 14
- Assists: Tim Connolly,Brian Campbell, Jason Pominville 24
- Points: Jason Pominville 34
- +/-: Daniel Paille +8
- PIM: Paul Gaustad, Andrew Peters 53
- Goals:Daniel Alfredsson, Dany Heatley 25
- Assists:Jason Spezza 37
- Points:Daniel Alfredsson, Dany Heatley 55
- +/-:Dany Heatley +32
- PIM:Chris Neil 98
Projected Line combinations
55-Hecht, 41-MacArthur, 29-Pominville
26-Vanek, ?????, 12-Kotalik
76-Peters, 22-Mair, 36-Kaleta
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