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Buffalo looks to right the ship before the month of November wraps.

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Game 25

Buffalo Sabres (11-10-3) vs. Calgary Flames (11-12-4)

Puck Drop: 7:00 PM EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY

TV: MSG

Radio: WGR 550

SB Nation Flames Blog: Matchsticks and Gasoline

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Calgary Flames

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.

Game Prediction

Projected Lineup

Buffalo Sabres (projected)

Forwards

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

Defense

Colin Miller - Rasmus Ristolainen

Zach Bogosian - Brandon Montour

Marco Scandella - Henri Jokiharju

Starting Goaltender: Carter Hutton

Calgary Flames (projected)

Forwards

Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm

Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik

Milan Lucic - Derek Ryan - Dillon Dube

Zac Rinaldo - Mark Jankowski - Andrew Mangiapane

Defense

Mark Giordiano - Rasmus Andersson

Noah Hanifin - Michael Stone

T.J. Brodie - Brandon Davidson

Starting Goaltender: David Rittich