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The final preseason game is here, and the Sabres young prospects will have one more chance to impress the coaching staff in Carolina.

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SB Nation 2014 NHL Preview

Preseason Game #6

Buffalo Sabres at Carolina Hurricanes

Puck Drop - 7:00pm EST - PNC Arena - Raleigh, NC

TV - Nope :'( | Radio - WGR 550 - AM
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A few notes about tonight's contest:

- The lineup for the Sabres is heavy with youngsters, as tonight is their final chance to impress the coaching staff. Rasmus Ristolainen, Jake McCabe, Nikita Zadorov, and Tyler Strachan will man the blue line, while Sam Reinhart, Mikhail Grigorenko, Zac Dalpe, and Nic Deslauriers will get their chance to make an impact up front.

- Michal Neuvirth gets the start in goal tonight, though I think it would take a monumental effort - something like a 49-save, one goal performance - for him to unseat Jhonas Enroth as the Sabres starting goaltender-to-be. Still, with a young Sabres lineup in front of him, facing 50 shots is never out of the question.

- Tyler Myers is out tonight with a maintenance day, though he would have played were this a regular season game, according to Sabres.com.

- This game is radio only, broadcast on WGR. You can listen online at WGR550.com. We'll have a recap and highlights afterward as they become available.

Sabres Lineup

Moulson - Grigorenko - Stafford
Hodgson - Girgensons - Mitchell
Foligno - Reinhart - Dalpe
Deslauriers - McCormick - Flynn

Gorges - Ristolainen
Zadorov - Meszaros
McCabe - Strachan

Neuvirth
Enroth

Let's go, Buffalo!