Game Thread: Buffalo Sabres at Detroit Red Wings

The season opener for the Sabres brings with it this season's inaugural Game Thread - come chat about the Sabres all night here in the comments, and enjoy the first of at least 82 blue and gold games this season with us.

Game #1

Buffalo Sabres (0-0-0) at Detroit Red Wings (0-0-0)

Puck Drop - 8:00pm EST - Joe Louis Arena - Detroit, MI
TV - NHLN | Radio - WGR 550-AM
SBNation Red Wings Blog - Winging it in Motown (Please play nice if you're going to visit.)

Projected BUF Lines

Vanek - Hodgson - Stafford
Ott - Ennis - Leino
Girgensons - Grigorenko - Flynn
Porter - McCormick - Kaleta

Ehrhoff - Pysyk
Tallinder - Myers
Weber - Ristolianen

Goal: Ryan Miller

Scratches/Injuries: Foligno, Scott, Larsson, McBain

Projected DET Lines

Henrik ZetterbergPavel DatsyukJustin Abdelkader
Johan FranzenStephen WeissDaniel Alfredsson
Daniel ClearyJoakim AnderssonTodd Bertuzzi
Drew MillerCory EmmertonMikael Samuelsson

Niklas KronwallJonathan Ericsson
Danny DeKeyserJakub Kindl
Kyle QuinceyBrendan Smith

Goal: Jimmy Howard