Preview: Sabres host the Devils on Founders Night

Sabres celebrate Founders Night tonight as they host the Devils

Game 28

Buffalo Sabres (12-10-5) vs. New Jersey Devils (9-12-4)

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


Radio: WGR 550

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Know Your Opponent

New Jersey Devils

Record: (9-12-4) | 22 PTS

Last 10: 5-5-0

Division Ranking: 8th in Metro Division

Conference Ranking: 15th in Eastern Conference

PP: 28th (12.9%)

PK: 22nd (77.1%)

What to Watch

1. Founders Night

The Buffalo Sabres will celebrate Founders Night tonight to mark the anniversary of the day the Knox brothers were awarded the franchise. There will be pre-game ceremonies and the Sabres will be wearing their 50th anniversary sweaters.

2. Keep Rolling

The Sabres had a good weekend against the Toronto Maple Leafs by outplaying them and taking three of a possible four points this weekend. The struggling Devils roll into town and they need to not have a letdown prior to heading out to western Canada later this week.

Projected Lineups

Buffalo Sabres


Victor Olofsson - Jack Eichel - Sam Reinhart

Casey Mittelstadt - Marcus Johansson - Jimmy Vesey

Jeff Skinner - Johan Larsson - Conor Sheary

Zemgus Girgensons - Rasmus Asplund


Brandon Montour - Rasmus Ristolainen

Jake McCabe - Zach Bogosian

Henri Jokiharju - Marco Scandella

Colin Miller

Starting Goaltender: Linus Ullmark

New Jersey Devils


Taylor Hall - Nico Hischier - Kyle Palmieri

Blake Coleman - Travis Zajac - Nikita Gusev

Jesper Boqvist - Pavel Zacha - Wayne Simmonds

Miles Wood - Kevin Rooney - Jesper Bratt


Andy Greene - Damon Severson

Sami Vatanen - PK Subban

Will Butcher - Matt Tennyson

Starting Goaltender: Mackenzie Blackwood (unconfirmed)