Preview: Sabres host Senators in home finale

Sabres wrap up their home schedule tonight against Ottawa

Game 80

Buffalo Sabres (31-39-10) vs. Ottawa Senators (28-45-6)

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


Radio: WGR 550

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Know Your Opponent

Ottawa Senators

Record: 28-45-6 (62 PTS)

Last 10: 5-5-0

Division Ranking: 8th in the Atlantic Division

Conference Ranking: 16th in the Eastern Conference

PP: 14th (20.4%)

PK: 21st (79.6%)

What to Watch

1. Last Call

Tonight is the final home game of the season for the Sabres. They’re .500 at home this season (20-15-5) and have the opportunity to give fans something to cheer about in what has been a terrible season. They have the worst team in the league in their building playing on back to back nights. No excuse for a poor finale.

2. Rookie Debut

The Senators are starting newly signed rookie goaltender Joey Daccord tonight. He will be the first player from Arizona State University to play in an NHL game. Daccord had a .925 save percentage for the Sun Devils in 35 games this season.

Buffalo Sabres


Victor Olofsson - Jack Eichel - Sam Reinhart

Jeff Skinner - Evan Rodrigues - Kyle Okposo

Scott Wilson - Casey Mittelstadt - Conor Sheary

Zemgus Girgensons - Johan Larsson - Jason Pominville


Jake McCabe - Brandon Montour

Rasmus Dahlin - Rasmus Ristolainen

Lawrence Pilut - Casey Nelson

Starting Goaltender: Carter Hutton (projected)

Ottawa Senators


Rudolfs Balcers - Jean-Gabriel Pageau - Max Veronneau

Brady Tkachuk - Colin White - Brian Gibbons

Anthony Duclair - Chris Tierney - Mikkel Boedker

Zack Smith - Oscar Lindberg - Magnus Paajarvi


Thomas Chabot - Dylan Demelo

Christian Wolanin - Cody Ceci

Andreas Englund - Christian Jaros

Starting Goaltender: Joey Daccord