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Preview: Sabres return home looking for their seventh straight win

Sabres look for their seventh straight win against the Flyers

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

Game 22

Buffalo Sabres (13-6-2) vs Philadelphia Flyers (9-9-2)

Puck Drop: 7:30 P.M. | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY


Radio: WGR 550

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Know Your Opponent

Philadelphia Flyers

Record: (9-9-2) | 20 PTS

Last 10: 6-3-1

Division Ranking: 6th in the Metropolitan Division

Conference Ranking: 12th in the Eastern Conference

PP: 24th

PK: 30th

What to Watch

1. Another Backup

The Sabres will see another backup goaltender tonight. The Flyers are starting Alex Lyon who has spent all of this season in the AHL. Both of their top goaltenders (Michal Neuvirth and Brian Elliot) are out with injuries.

2. Seventh Heaven

Buffalo will look to keep their winning streak alive back at home. A win tonight would make it seven straight and it would be the first time they’ve put together that type of winning streak since 2006.

3. Party Night

Tonight is known as the biggest party night of the year. The day before Thanksgiving games always seem to have a little energy to them for the Sabres. It should be no different tonight as we’re anticipating an electric vibe in KeyBank Center tonight. This could easily be the most anticipated home game the Sabres have had in a few years.

Buffalo Sabres


Jeff Skinner - Jack Eichel - Jason Pominville

Conor Sheary - Casey Mittelstadt- Kyle Okposo

Tage Thompson - Vladimir Sobotka - Sam Reinhart

Zemgus Girgensons - Johan Larsson - Evan Rodrigues


Jake McCabe - Rasmus Ristolainen

Rasmus Dahlin - Zach Bogosian

Nathan Beaulieu- Casey Nelson

Starting Goaltender: Carter Hutton

Philadelphia Flyers


Claude Giroux - Sean Couturier - Travis Konecny

Oskar Lindbolm - Nolan Patrick - Jakub Voracek

James van Riemsdyk - Jordan Weal - Wayne Simmonds

Dale Weise - Scott Laughton - Nicolas Aube-Kubel


Ivan Provorov - Robert Hagg

Andrew MacDonald - Shayne Gostisbehere

Travis Sanheim - Radko Gudas

Starting Goaltender: Alex Lyon