Buffalo Sabres (11-10-3) vs. Calgary Flames (11-12-4)
Puck Drop: 7:00 PM EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY
Radio: WGR 550
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Record: (11-12-4) | 26 PTS
Last 10: 3-5-2
Division Ranking: 6th in Pacific Division
Conference Ranking: 10th in Western Conference
PP: 22nd (16.3%)
PK: 5th (84.9%)
What to Watch
1. Bouncing Back
The Sabres return home after a three-game road trip that saw them go 1-2-0. After a strong performance in a loss against Boston, Buffalo turned things around against the Florida Panthers.
After a rough performance in Tampa, Buffalo now turns their sights to a brief two-game homestand that sandwiches Thanksgiving.
Buffalo has sputtered in their last 10 games, going 2-7-1. Can they start to turn things around tonight against Calgary?
2. Compounding Injuries
After officially confirming that Rasmus Dahlin suffered a concussion against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Sabres lineup is again in flux.
After going with a 11-7 lineup the last few games, Ralph Krueger might again need to get a little creative to fill the lineup card.
Buffalo Sabres (projected)
Victor Olofsson - Jack Eichel - Sam Reinhart
Jeff Skinner - Casey Mittelstadt - Conor Sheary
Jimmy Vesey - Rasmus Asplund - Jean-Sebastien Dea
Zemgus Girgensons - Johan Larsson - Curtis Lazar
Colin Miller - Rasmus Ristolainen
Zach Bogosian - Brandon Montour
Marco Scandella - Henri Jokiharju
Starting Goaltender: Carter Hutton
Calgary Flames (projected)
Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm
Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik
Milan Lucic - Derek Ryan - Dillon Dube
Zac Rinaldo - Mark Jankowski - Andrew Mangiapane
Mark Giordiano - Rasmus Andersson
Noah Hanifin - Michael Stone
T.J. Brodie - Brandon Davidson
Starting Goaltender: David Rittich