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Sabres vs. Avalanche: Afternoon hockey, my love

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Game #57

Buffalo Sabres (22-28-6) vs.
Colorado Avalanche (29-25-4)

Puck Drop: 12:30 pm EST | First Niagara Center | Buffalo, NY
TV: MSG, Bell, ALT | Radio: WGR 550
SB Nation Avalanche Blog: Mile High Hockey

Three Questions

1. How will Girgensons look in his first game back?

Zemgus is back from injury, and will be centering the third line with Johan Larsson still on the shelf.

2. Will Robin Lehner regain his form today?

After a strong return to the ice, Lehner's last two games have been bad. Can he get back to "future #1" status tonight, or will we see another disappointment?

3. Will the defense be shuffled again or stay the same?

Mark Pysyk was a healthy scratch last game, but is a much better player than Carlo Colaiacovo. Will Dan Bylsma get him back in the lineup or will e stick with a winning formula?


Projected BUF lines

Kane - R. O'Reilly - Reinhart
McGinn - Eichel - Bailey
Foligno - Girgensons - Gionta
Deslauriers - Legwand - Moulson

Gorges - Ristolainen
Bogosian - Colaiacovo
McCabe - Franson

Goal: Robin Lehner