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Sabres looking to extend winning streak

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Game 60

Buffalo Sabres (27-24-8) vs. Ottawa Senators (20-28-11)

Puck Drop: 7:30 PM EST | Canadian Tire Centre | Ottawa, ON

TV: MSG-B

Radio: WGR 550

SB Nation Senators Blog: Silver Seven Sens

Know Your Opponent

Ottawa Senators

Record: (20-28-11) | 51 PTS

Last 10: 3-5-2

Division Ranking: 7th in the Atlantic Division

Conference Ranking: 15th in the Eastern Conference

PP: 30th (14.5%)

PK: 21st (78.7%)

What to Watch

1. A Little Late

Tonight’s game is projected to begin around 7:50 pm. The Senators are honoring alum Chris Phillips ahead of the game, so Sabres fans have a little extra time to settle down in front of their TVs with a snack and a cold one.

2. Where Do We Go From Here?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Sabres actually haven’t looked half-bad lately. They’re on something of a winning streak and with a slight, slight chance of playoff hopes still alive, they will need to pull out strong efforts in the weeks ahead.

3. Let’s Have Some Fun

Games between the Sabres and Senators are always entertaining. Whether you get a bunch of goals, some incredible saves (Hutton will start his fourth straight game) or a brawl, it’s never a dull moment between these two teams. Let’s see what tonight brings. Maybe Curtis Lazar will have a hat trick against his former team. Hey, you never know...

Projected Lineup

Buffalo Sabres

Forwards

Victor Olofsson - Jack Eichel - Sam Reinhart

Jeff Skinner - Evan Rodrigues - Scott Wilson

Jimmy Vesey - Curtis Lazar - Conor Sheary

Zemgus Girgensons - Johan Larsson - Kyle Okposo

Defense

Brandon Montour - Rasmus Ristolainen

Jake McCabe - Henri Jokiharju

Rasmus Dahlin - Colin Miller

Lawrence Pilut

Starting Goaltender: Carter Hutton (confirmed)

Ottawa Senators

Forwards

Brady Tkachuk - Jean-Gabriel Pageau - Anthony Duclair

Vladislav Namestnikov - Chris Tierney - Connor Brown

Tyler Ennis - Colin White - Drake Batherson

Nick Paul - Artem Anisimov - Scott Sabourin

Defense

Thomas Chabot - Dylan DeMelo

Ron Hainsey - Cody Goloubef

Mike Reilly - Nikita Zaitsev

Starting Goaltender: Craig Anderson (projected)