Puck Drop: 7:00 PM | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY
Radio: WGR 550
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What to Watch
1. Final Home Preseason Game
For Sabres fans in Buffalo, this is your last chance to see the team in person in game action prior to the regular season’s start. After tonight’s game, the Sabres will play three additional preseason games, but all on the road. They’ll travel to Clinton, NY for the Kraft Hockeyville USA game, and then visit the Penguins and Islanders (in Oshawa, Ontario).
2. A Different Leafs Squad
Tonight’s opponent will be a completely different roster than last night’s. The Leafs aren’t dressing guys like Connor Brown, Semyon Der-Arguchintsev, Mitch Marner, Morgan Rielly or John Tavares tonight.
Instead, we’ll see players like Auston Matthews, Patrick Marleau, Nikita Zaitsev and Jeremy Bracco. Frederik Andersen and Calvin Pickard will be the Leafs’ goaltenders tonight against Buffalo.
3. Tonight’s Roster
Similarly, the Sabres roster for tonight’s game will include a handful of guys who didn’t play last night in Toronto. Among those expected to dress tonight: Jack Eichel, Rasmus Dahlin and Jeff Skinner.
Sabres.com shared this potential lineup:
53 Jeff Skinner - 9 Jack Eichel - 29 Jason Pominville
71 Evan Rodrigues - 10 Patrik Berglund - 23 Sam Reinhart
95 Justin Bailey - 22 Johan Larsson - 21 Kyle Okposo
20 Scott Wilson - 51 Kyle Criscuolo - 65 Danny O’Regan / 64 Tyler Randell
6 Marco Scandella - 55 Rasmus Ristolainen
26 Rasmus Dahlin - 19 Jake McCabe
82 Nathan Beaulieu - 4 Zach Bogosian
33 William Borgen
40 Carter Hutton
31 Scott Wedgewood
50 Michael Houser
UPDATE (10:44 am) - We have an lineup from the morning skate.