Buffalo Sabres (5-7-0) vs.
Tampa Bay Lightning (6-6-2)
1. Can the Sabres take advantage of a struggling Lightning team?
Tampa Bay has lost their last five of six games, and Jon Cooper has even broken up the Triplets line (gasp!) in search of some new chemistry. The Lightning have already beaten the Sabres twice this season, but each game has gotten closer, and the Sabres have found their groove recently while the Eastern Conference Champs continue to struggle. Will the Sabres finally break though with a victory in their third try?
2. Which McGinn will win?
Jamie McGinn's brother Tye was called up by the Lightning at the beginning of the month and has filled in on Tampa's fourth line. The third McGinn brother, Brock, was called up by the Hurricanes as well, so with two of the three McGinn brothers playing tonight, who will emerge with bragging rights?
Projected BUF lines
Colaiacovo - Pysyk