Buffalo Sabres (8-14-2) vs.
Tamp Bay Lightning (17-6-2)
1.) How will the Sabres fare against Evgeni Nabokov?
If there has been one Achilles' heel for the Tampa Bay Lightning, it has come at the backup goaltender position. Of the team's 25 games played this season, Nabokov has only started in five of them. He comes into the game with a 2-3 record, 3.71 goals against average, and .870 save percentage. With the way that the Sabres offense has seemed to have found some momentum, the team may be able to tee off on Nabokov.
2.) Can Jhonas Enroth hold up?
Enroth will be appearing in his sixth straight game and fourth game in six days. During that stretch, he has been playing solid hockey, going 4-1 in that stretch and allowing one goal in three of those five games. As mentioned before though, the Lightning know how to find the back of the net.
3.) Can Matt Moulson find the back of the net tonight?
In his career, Moulson has 13 points (6 goals and 7 assists) in 14 career games against the Lightning and this season has scored in three of the last six games. If the recent patterns hold, Moulson is due for a goal tonight.
Projected BUF Lineup
Deslauriers - Foligno - Stewart
Zadorov - Ristolainen
Goal: Jhonas Enroth