Buffalo Sabres (14-24-3) at
Carolina Hurricanes (12-24-4)
1. Will the Sabres finally give a strong first period effort?
Over their past few games, the Sabres have been essentially out of the game after the first 20 minutes thanks to poor play, too many penalties, and average goaltending. Carolina is one of the worst teams in the league, so if the Sabres find themselves down 2-0 after the first yet again, that would be exceptionally demoralizing.
2. Will either team score more than two goals?
The two lowest scoring teams in the league face off tonight, and goals will likely be at a premium. Will either team make it to three? The excitement is palpable.
3. Will Zemgus Girgensons' new rap anthem motivate him to new heights of greatness?
If you haven't heard this yet, just listen. It's amazing.
Projected BUF lines
Moulson - Girgensons - Ennis
Stewart - Varone - Flynn
Hodgson - Grigorenko - Deslauriers
McCormick - Schaller - Kaleta
Gorges - Myers
Ristolainen - Zadorov
Weber - Strachan
Goal: Jhonas Enroth