Sabres at Blue Jackets Preview: Everybody freak out

It's been a stressful week, just waiting for the Sabres to take the ice tonight and tomorrow.

Game #81

Buffalo Sabres (23-49-8) vs.
Columbus Blue Jackets (40-35-5)

Puck Drop: 7:00 pm EST | Nationwide Arena | Columbus, OH
TV: MSG, Bell | Radio: WGR 550
SB Nation Blue Jackets Blog: The Cannon

Two Questions

1. Can the Sabres clinch 30th tonight, so it doesn't have to go to the final day of the season?

I can't handle this anymore. I can't sleep. Please, Sabres. Matt Moulson, Brian Gionta, Tyler Ennis, you guys get to play with this kid, you know that right? He isn't taking your job. He's just making your team better. So can we come to an agreement for tonight, just between you and me?

2. Will Sergei Bobrovsky save us?

Yes, it isn't the Anton Forsberg show tonight. Thank goodness. The Blue Jackets are red hot right now, going 10-0-1 in their last 11 games. Instead, we get a former Vezina winner and one of the best goalies in the league. Columbus has nothing to play for, but that didn't stop them from stomping on the Maple Leafs in their last game.

Projected BUF lines

Moulson - Larsson - Ennis
Foligno - Grigorenko - Gionta
Hodgson - Varone - Schaller
Deslauriers - Ellis - Kaleta

Ristolainen - Bogosian
Ruhwedel - Zadorov
Strachan - Meszaros

Goal: Anders Lindback