Buffalo Sabres (3-5-2) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (5-3-0)
Puck drop: 8:00 p.m. EST | Nationwide Arena | Columbus, OH
Radio: WGR 550
SB Nation Blue Jackets blog: The Cannon
What to Watch
1. Three in a row?
The Sabres have their first mini winning streak of the season going after consecutive wins over the Bruins and Red Wings. Can they make it three in a row tonight? It’ll be tough after player just 24 hours ago and the Blue Jackets have been off since Saturday.
2. Anyone back from injury?
Zemgus Girgensons and Justin Falk skated yesterday and Phil Housley said they were close to returning. We’ll have to wait until later to see if either get into the lineup with no morning skate today.
3. Rivalry night?
The Sabres are on NBCSN for rivalry night with their arch-rival Blue Jackets *eye roll emoji*. If anything Sabres fans like Columbus and Cam Atkinson for clinching last place in the tank year.
9 Evander Kane - 15 Jack Eichel - 21 Kyle Okposo
67 Benoit Pouliot - 90 Ryan O’Reilly - 29 Jason Pominville
17 Jordan Nolan - 23 Sam Reinhart - 95 Justin Bailey
26 Matt Moulson - 22 Johan Larsson - 25 Seth Griffith
55 Rasmus Ristolainen - 6 Marco Scandella
19 Jake McCabe - 27 Taylor Fedun
93 Victor Antipin - 5 Matt Tennyson
Starting Goaltender: ?