Sabres host the Jets in a Sunday matinee

The Jets and Sabres meet as both clubs are looking for a much-needed two points

Game 62

Buffalo Sabres (28-25-8) vs. Winnipeg Jets (32-26-5)

Puck Drop: 3:00 PM EST | KeyBank Center | Buffalo, NY


Radio: WGR 550

SB Nation Jets Blog: Arctic Ice Hockey

Know Your Opponent

Winnipeg Jets

Record: (32-25-5) | 69 PTS

Last 10: 6-3-1

Division Ranking: 4th in Central Division

Conference Ranking: 8th in Western Conference

PP: 14th (20.6%)

PK: 25th (76.6%)

What to Watch

1. Find Consistency

The Sabres have actually been playing well over the last few weeks winning five of their last seven games. Unfortunately, the losses have come against bad teams (Ottawa Senators) right when you think they can get back in the race perhaps. We’ll see if they can build on a big win yesterday on Pittsburgh or if the surging Jets will be too much.

2. Who’s in goal?

Carter Hutton played yesterday against the Penguins and in most cases the other goalie, in this case Jonas Johansson, goes in the second game of a back to back. However, after a rough start against the Anaheim Ducks last weekend, the Sabres have rode Hutton. We’ll see what Krueger decides to do today.

Projected Lineup

Buffalo Sabres


Victor Olofsson - Jack Eichel - Sam Reinhart

Jimmy Vesey - Marcus Johansson - Conor Sheary

Jeff Skinner - Curtis Lazar- Michael Frolik

Zemgus Girgensons - Johan Larsson - Kyle Okposo


Rasmus Dahlin - Colin Miller

Brandon Montour - Rasmus Ristolainen

Jake McCabe - Henri Jokiharju

Starting Goaltender: Jonas Johansson (unconfirmed)

Winnipeg Jets


Nikolaj Ehlers - Mark Scheifele - Blake Wheeler

Kyle Connor - Andrew Copp - Patrik Laine

Mason Appleton - Cody Eakin - Jack Roslovic

Jansen Harkins - Nick Shore - Gabriel Bourque


Josh Morrissey - Tucker Poolman

Dmitry Kulikov - Neal Pionk

Nathan Beaulieu - Dylan DeMelo

Starting Goaltender: Connor Hellebuyck