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The Sabres wrap up their road trip with a matinee against the Flyers

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Buffalo Sabres Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Game #42

Buffalo Sabres (10-22-9) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (18-15-8)

Puck drop: 1:00 p.m. EST | Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA


Radio: WGR 550

SB Nation Flyers blog: Broad Street Hockey

What to Watch

1. Defensive Scoring

The defense is starting to add some production that was missing early on in the season. The defense has three goals in the last four games and a combination of eight points in the last three contests.

2. Pouliot get back in?

Benoit Pouliot was a healthy scratch against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. After a good start to the season the 31-year-old hasn’t scored or even registered a point in nine games.

Know Your Opponent

1. Getting away from Elliott?

The Flyers played last night at home against the St. Louis Blues, picking up a 6-3 win. Brian Elliott was in goal for the Flyers. Which likely means the Sabres will get old friend Michal Neuvirth. Elliott has dominated the Sabres throughout his career.

2. Streaking

The Flyers are in the midst of another winning streak. They’ve won three of their last four. Including wins over some good teams like the Blues and Tampa By Lightning. They’ve also averaged 4.5 goals per game in the last four.

Projected Lineup (unconfirmed)

28 Zemgus Girgensons - 15 Jack Eichel - 23 Sam Reinhart

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

20 Scott Wilson - 71 Evan Rodrigues - 29 Jason Pominville

22 Johan Larsson - 10 Jacob Josefson - 17 Jordan Nolan

6 Marco Scandella - 55 Rasmus Ristolainen

4 Josh Gorges - 47 Zach Bogosian

19 Jake McCabe - 82 Nathan Beaulieu

Starting Goaltender: 40 Robin Lehner