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Sabres vs Ducks Game Preview: Still Searching for a Win

Sabres visit the Ducks still looking for their first win of the season

NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Anaheim Ducks Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Game #6

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?

Projected 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