Sabres at Flyers Preview: Wait, who's getting scratched again?
Three new players hope to spur the Sabres to victory tonight over the Flyers.
Buffalo Sabres (5-17-1) at Philadelphia Flyers (8-10-2)
Puck Drop - 7:00pm EST - Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, PA
TV - MSG, Bell, CSN-PH | Radio - WGR 550-AM
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1. New guys. Adam and McNabb. How they gonna do?
2. Will the Sabres regret scratching three of their top young players tonight in Pysyk, Flynn, and Tropp?
No one really seems to know why the Sabres scratch anyone these days, because today they're scratching Mark Pysyk, Brian Flynn, and Corey Tropp, three of the hardest working, highest puck-possessing players on a squad that preaches hard work and puck possession but usually fails miserably.
In their place are Adam, McNabb, and (drumroll) Grigorenko, who apparently has been badgering interim coach Ted Nolan the past few practices about being a healthy scratch. This will be Grigo's first chance to play under the new head coach, so he better come out of the gate fired up tonight.
3. Will any dumb Ray Emery-related stuff happen tonight?
Projected BUF Lines
Matt Moulson – Cody Hodgson – Drew Stafford
Zemgus Girgensons - Steve Ott – Luke Adam
Tyler Ennis - Marcus Foligno - Ville Leino
Mikhail Grigorenko – Cody McCormick – John Scott (LOL)
Christian Ehrhoff – Brayden McNabb
Henrik Tallinder – Tyler Myers
Jamie McBain – Mike Weber
Goal: Ryan Miller
Scratches/Injuries/Suspensions: Tropp, Flynn, Pysyk
Projected PHI Lines
Hartnell - Giroux - Voracek
Schenn - Lecavalier - Simmonds
Read - Couturier - Downie
Rinaldo - Hall - Rosehill
Timonen - Coburn
Grossmann - Streit
Schenn - Gustafsson
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