Preseason Game 5
Buffalo Sabres vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Puck Drop: 7:00 PM | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY
Radio: WGR 550
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What to Watch
1. NHL Lineup
The Sabres will be without Jake McCabe, Conor Sheary, and John Larsson tonight. However, outside of that they’ll be sending out a lineup that will probably look similar to the one we see on opening night. The Blue Jackets on the other hand are sending an AHL lineup to face the Sabres.
2. Gilmour’s big chance?
With McCabe out with an injury, tonight may be John Gilmour’s chance to lock up a roster spot to at least start the season. He’ll be paired with Colin Miller tonight.
Victor Olofsson - Jack Eichel - Sam Reinhart
Jeff Skinner - Marcus Johansson - Evan Rodrigues
Jimmy Vesey - Casey Mittelstadt - Kyle Okposo
Zemgus Girgensons - Vladimir Sobotka - Tage Thompson
Rasmus Dahlin - Rasmus Ristolainen
John Gilmour - Colin Miller
Marco Scandella - Henri Jokiharju
Starting Goaltender: Carter Hutton