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Sabres continue their road trip by visiting the Flames tonight

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Game 47

Buffalo Sabres (23-17-6) vs Calgary Flames (30-13-4)

Puck Drop: 9:30 PM EST | Scotiabank Saddledome | Calgary, AB

TV: MSG-B

Radio: WGR 550

SB Nation Flames Blog: Matchsticks and Gasoline

Know Your Opponent

Calgary Flames

Record: (30-13-4) | 64 PTS

Last 10: 8-1-1

Division Ranking: 1st in Pacific Division

Conference Ranking: 1st in Western Conference

PP: 10th (21.7%)

PK: 24th (78.1%)

What to Watch

1. Red Hot

This game is why the Oiler game on Monday getting away from the Sabres turned this trip into a potential disaster. The Flames are one of the hottest team in the league winning eight of their last 10.

They also showcase one of the best lines in the game with Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, and Elias Lindholm.

It’s going to be a tough night.

2. The Pilut is back

After sitting against the Oilers on Monday, Lawrence Pilut will return to the lineup tonight. He’ll go in for Nathan Beaulieu and will be paired with Rasmus Ristolainen.

3. Ullmark in goal

Carter Hutton has struggled (with bad luck) in his last few starts and didn’t get through his last start on Monday. The Sabres will turn to Linus Ullmark tonight to try to get back on track.

Buffalo Sabres

Forwards

Jeff Skinner - Jack Eichel - Sam Reinhart

Conor Sheary - Casey Mittelstadt - Tage Thompson

Vladimir Sobotka - Evan Rodrigues - Jason Pominville

Zemgus Girgensons - Johan Larsson - Kyle Okposo

Defense

Lawrence Pilut - Rasmus Ristolainen

Rasmus Dahlin - Zach Bogosian

Marco Scandella - Jake McCabe

Starting Goaltender: Linus Ullmark

Calgary Flames

Forwards

Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm

Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik

Sam Bennett - Mark Jankowski - Austin Czarnik

Andrew Mangiapane - Derek Ryan - Garnet Hathaway

Defense

Mark Giordano - T.J. Brodie

Noah Hanifin - Rasmus Andersson

Oliver Kylington - Dalton Prout

Starting Goaltender: David Rittich