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Preview: Last Home Game of 2017

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The Sabres host the Flyers in the last home game of 2017

NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Game #35

Buffalo Sabres (8-19-7) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (15-12-7)

Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY


Radio: WGR 550

SB Nation Flyers blog: Broad Street Hockey

What to Watch

1. Reinhart on the top line.

After a few games on the fourth line and lows in ice time. Sam Reinhart will be skating with Jack Eichel on the first line tonight. We’ll see if this sparks the 22-year-old forward as he’s played some of his best hockey on Eichel’s wing.

2. Defense Shuffle.

Josh Gorges will make is way back into the lineup tonight. It looks like Victor Antipin and Justin Falk will be the odd men out.

Know Your Opponent

1. Coming in hot.

Flyers have won seven of their last eight games coming into tonight. That includes a 2-1 victory over the Sabres just last week in Philadelphia.

Projected Lineup

28 Zemgus Girgensons - 15 Jack Eichel - 23 Sam Reinhart

9 Evander Kane - 90 Ryan O’Reilly - 21 Kyle Okposo

67 Benoit Pouliot - 10 Jacob Josefson - 29 Jason Pominville

20 Scott Wilson - 22 Johan Larsson - 17 Jordan Nolan

6 Marco Scandella - 55 Rasmus Ristolainen

19 Jake McCabe - 47 Zach Bogosian

4 Josh Gorges - 82 Nathan Beaulieu

Starting Goaltender: 40 Robin Lehner