Buffalo Sabres (21-26-6) vs.
Florida Panthers (31-16-6)
1. Can the Sabres find a way to contain Jaromir Jagr?
In three games against Buffalo this season, Jagr leads all Panthers players with three goals and two assists. The old man has made Buffalo's defense look infantile at times this season, and he should be the leading threat on Florida's offense as far as the Sabres are concerned.
2. Will Marcus Foligno or Dan Catenacci play tonight?
The Sabres are hoping to get a bit healthier tonight with the return of Marcus Foligno, but if he can't go then Daniel Catenacci might get another NHL start.
3. Can the Sabres earn a point in their fifth straight game for the first time since 2012?
Yes, you read that sad statistic correctly. By going 2-0-2 in their last four, the Sabres have the chance to do something they haven't done in nearly four years. They last accomplished this feat en route to earning points in nine straight back in March of 2012.
Projected BUF lines
McCabe - Franson