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Sabres look to pick up their third straight win against the Devils

Game 38

Buffalo Sabres (9-23-6) vs. New Jersey Devils (13-18-6)

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


Radio: WGR 550

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Know Your Opponent

New Jersey Devils

Record: (13-18-6) | 32 PTS

Division Ranking: 7th in East Division

PP: 28th (12.4%)

PK: 30th (73.1%)

What to Watch

1. Keep Streaking

The Sabres will look to keep their six-game point streak alive tonight and win their third straight. The tables have turned for this club after they finally snapped their 18-game winless streak.

2. Same Lineup

Don Granato indicated this morning that the Sabres would be going with the 11-7 lineup they went with on Tuesday against the Devils. That means we wait another game on the debut of Arttu Ruotsalainen.

Granato indicited that they were not moving Ruotsalainen into their lineup due to cap reasons. The Sabres appear to be attempting to maximize daily cap space accrual ahead of the trade deadline.

Projected Lineups

Buffalo Sabres


Rasmus Asplund – Casey Mittelstadt – Tage Thompson

Victor Olofsson – Sam Reinhart – Kyle Okposo

Jeff Skinner – Riley Sheahan

Tobias Rieder – Cody Eakin – Steven Fogarty


Jacob Bryson – Rasmus Ristolainen

Rasmus Dahlin – Henri Jokiharju

Colin Miller – Brandon Montour

Matt Irwin

Starter: Linus Ullmark

New Jersey Devils


Janne Kuokkanen – Jack Hughes – Yegor Sharangovich

Andreas Johnsson – ? – Nick Merkley

Miles Wood – Pavel Zacha – Jesper Bratt

Mikhail Maltsev – Michael McLeod – Tyce Thompson


Dmitry Kulikov – P.K. Subban

Ryan Murray – Damon Severson

Ty Smith – Sami Vatanen

Starter: Mackenzie Blackwood