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Sabres vs. Florida preview: Sabres looking to extend point streak

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The Sabres and Panthers face off for the final time this season, and the Sabres will look to keep their point streak going

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Game #54

Buffalo Sabres (21-26-6) vs.
Florida Panthers (31-16-6)

Puck Drop: 7:00 pm EST | First Niagara Center | Buffalo, NY
TV: MSG, FS-F | Radio: WGR 550
SB Nation Panthers Blog: Litter Box Cats

Three Questions

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

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

Gorges - Ristolainen
Bogosian - Pysyk
McCabe - Franson

Goal: Robin Lehner