Open Thread: Friday Night Hockey in Buffalo

The Sabres are back at it, this time on home ice.

With October, spooky season is officially underway... and the Buffalo Sabres kicked it off a little early last night, with a spooky (terrible) performance in a 6-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. While Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen looked good in the initial twenty minutes, the effort collapsed from there. Thankfully, it’s still only preseason, and the Sabres will get another crack at it tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Buffalo Sabres vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Friday, October 1
Puck drop: 7:00 p.m. EST

How to Watch: Tonight’s game will be streamed on for those in the local broadcast market, but unlike the last two games, this will be a Buffalo production with Dan Dunleavy, Rob Ray, Brian Duff & Marty Biron.

Those over the age of 12 heading to tonight’s game & future games at KeyBank Center must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Check out KBC’s website for full details on what proofs of vaccination will be accepted.

Per league regulations, bags will not be allowed into the game, including purses and handbags. Parking and concessions will be cashless.

Projected Sabres Roster:

Jeff Skinner - Casey Mittelstadt - Victor Olofsson

Anders Bjork - Zemgus Girgensons - Vinnie Hinostroza

Drake Caggiula - Ryan MacInnis - Kyle Okposo

Matej Pekar - Sean Malone - Tage Thompson

Rasmus Dahlin - Henri Jokiharju

Robert Hagg - Colin Miller

Jimmy Schuldt - Mark Pysyk

Craig Anderson

Dustin Tokarski

Projected Penguins Roster:

Final note: Expect a handful of cuts over the coming days, as the Rochester Americans report for physicals on Monday & begin on-ice training camp Tuesday. While some AHL-bound players will remain in the Sabres camp for a while long, at least a few players will be sent down sooner rather than later.