Buffalo Sabres (0-4-1) vs. Anaheim Ducks (2-2-1)
Puck drop: 9:00 p.m. EST | Honda Center | Anaheim, CA
Radio: WGR 550
SB Nation Ducks blog: Anaheim Calling
What to Watch
1. Justin Bailey recalled.
The Sabres recalled forward Justin Bailey earlier this morning. Looking for a spark in secondary scoring they’re hoping the former second-round pick can continue a good start in the minors with the big club. We’ll see who Bailey skates with in pregame warmups and if it’ll be in a top-six role.
2. Still in search of the first win
Buffalo remains the only winless team in the NHL. They have to show some desperation and get the monkey off their back and get into the win column.
3. Lineup changes coming?
It’ll be interesting to see what lineup Phil Housley rolls out tonight. It’s expected Bailey will play, but who will come out in the forwards? Also, after sitting for two games will Victor Antipin get back into the lineup?
28 Zemgus Girgensons - 15 Jack Eichel - 29 Jason Pominville
9 Evander Kane - 90 Ryan O’Reilly - 95 Justin Bailey
25 Seth Griffith - 22 Johan Larsson - 23 Sam Reinhart
67 Benoit Pouliot - 10 Jacob Josefson - 26 Matt Moulson
55 Rasmus Ristolainen - 6 Marco Scandella
5 Matt Tennyson - 82 Nathan Beaulieu
4 Josh Gorges - 19 Jake McCabe
Starting Goaltender: 31 Chad Johnson