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Sabres vs Blue Jackets Game Preview: Rivalry Night?

Sabres visit the Blue Jackets on NHL Rivalry Night

Columbus Blue Jackets v Buffalo Sabres Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images

Game #11

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?

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.

Projected Lineup:

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: ?