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Sabres and Leafs begin a weekend home and home series

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Buffalo Sabres Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Game #3 (Preseason)

Buffalo Sabres (1-0-1) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (0-2-0)

Puck drop: 7:30 p.m. EST | Ricoh Coliseum | Toronto, ON, CAN

TV: TSN4

Radio: WGR 550

SB Nation Maple Leafs blog: Pension Plan Puppets

Two Questions

1. Can Evan Rodrigues keep the momentum going?

Rodrigues has been impressive for the Sabres so far throughout camp. He had an assist in the game against the Hurricanes on Monday and used his speed to give the Carolina defense fits throughout the night. He'll likely play on a line with Zemgus Girgensons and Stevie Moses tonight in Toronto.

2. Will Matt Tennyson continue to put up points?

Offseason free-agent acquisition Matt Tennyson has been a point-producing machine in camp. He picked up points in an intrasquad scrimmage and then picked up a big tying goal against the Penguins on Tuesday night. It's still hard to envision him sticking on the NHL roster, but a few more games of production could change that.

Projected Sabres Lines

67 Benoit Pouliot - 90 Ryan O'Reilly - 25 Seth Griffith

71 Evan Rodrigues - 28 Zemgus Girgensons - 51 Stevie Moses

22 Johan Larsson - 10 Jacob Josefson - 13 Nick Baptiste

44 Nic Deslauriers - 12 Kevin Porter - 59 Cliff Pu

19 Jake McCabe - 5 Matt Tennyson

41 Justin Falk - 27 Taylor Fedun

93 Victor Antipin - 38 Cody Goloubef

Goalies -

35 Linus Ullmark

32 Adam Wilcox