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Preview: Sabres look to sweep season series in Vegas

Buffalo can set down the Western Conference Champions for the second time in a little over a week.

NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at Buffalo Sabres Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Game 6

Buffalo Sabres (3-2-0) vs Vegas Golden Knights (2-4-0)

Puck Drop: 10:00 PM | T-Mobile Arena | Las Vegas, NV


Radio: WGR 550

SB Nation Golden Knights Blog: Knights on Ice

Know Your Opponent

Vegas Golden Knights

Record: (2-4-0) | 4 PTS

Last 10: 2-4-0

Division Ranking: 6th in the Pacific Division

Conference Ranking: 13th in the Western Conference

PP: 30th (0.0%)

PK: 22nd (73.3%)

What to Watch

1. Winning continues to be nice.

The Buffalo Sabres are again above .500 and they have looked relatively good throughout. Their performance against the Coyotes continues to build confidence in this young, talented team. With a stop in Vegas, can Buffalo grab another win?

2. Dahlin’s first goal

Rasmus Dahlin netted his first goal of his ever-so-young NHL career against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night. Now that his first goal is out of the way, what will Dahlin do for a follow-up?

3. Taking Advantage

Buffalo has an opportunity to take advantage of a banged-up Golden Knights team. Vegas will be without defenseman Deryk Engelland, forward Alex Tuch and forward Paul Stastny. Three important pieces of a good Golden Knights squad missing will give the Sabres a potential upper-hand throughout the game.

Buffalo Sabres


Conor Sheary - Jack Eichel - Sam Reinhart

Jeff Skinner - Casey Mittelstadt - Kyle Okposo

Vladmir Sobotka - Patrik Berglund - Tage Thompson

Zemgus Girgensons - Evan Rodrigues - Jason Pominville


Marco Scandella - Rasmus Ristolainen

Jake McCabe - Rasmus Dahlin

Nathan Beaulieu - Zach Bogosian

Starting Goaltender: Carter Hutton

Vegas Golden Knights


Jonathan Marchessault - William Karlsson - Reilly Smith

Max Pacioretty - Erik Haula - Tomas Nosek

Ryan Carpenter - Cody Eakin - Tomas Hyka

William Carrier - Pierre-Eduardo Bellemare - Ryan Reaves


Brayden McNabb - Nick Holden

Shea Theodore - Jon Merrill

Brad Hunt - Colin Miller

Starting Goaltender: Marc-Andre Fleury