Buffalo Sabres (27-27-12) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (30-26-8)
Puck drop: 7:30 p.m. EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY
TV: NBCSN | Radio: WGR 550
SB Nation’s Flyers Blog: Broad Street Hockey
1. How long will Eichel’s point streak last?
We’re up to 10 games now. Keep it rollin’, baby.
2. How will the Sabres respond to the way they lost against Pittsburgh?
The Sabres blew a 3-0 lead against the Penguins, eventually losing 4-3. Had they won that game, they would be tied with the Flyers at just three points out of a playoff spot. But here they sit, somehow still only five points back, with a chance to tie Philly with a win tonight.
We’ve seen the Sabres come out after tough losses before and dominate the next game, and we’ve seen them get off to slow starts en route to an eventual loss. With just 16 games left in the season, it’s time to get rid of the slow starts, and learn to keep moving forward in the game, even with a big lead.
Projected Buffalo Lines
9 Evander Kane -- 90 Ryan O'Reilly -- 12 Brian Gionta
82 Marcus Foligno -- 15 Jack Eichel -- 23 Sam Reinhart
44 Nic Deslauriers -- 28 Zemgus Girgensons -- 63 Tyler Ennis
26 Matt Moulson -- 71 Evan Rodrigues -- 56 Justin Bailey
29 Jake McCabe -- 55 Rasmus Ristolainen
41 Justin Falk -- 47 Zach Bogosian
4 Josh Gorges -- 6 Cody Franson
Goal: 40 Robin Lehner