Sabres at Predators preview: Buffalo looks for another win tonight in Nashville

The Sabres travel down south in their quest for revenge against the Predators.

Game #24

Buffalo Sabres (9-12-2) at
Nashville Predators (12-6-4)

Puck Drop: 8:00 pm EST | Bridgestone Arena | Nashville, TN
TV: MSG, Bell, FS-TN | Radio: WGR 550
SB Nation Predators Blog: On the Forecheck

Two Questions

1. Will the offensive good time continue for the Sabres?

A whopping four (four!) goals in their last game broke the Sabres out of a long offensive drought. The Predators are a fairly stingy team as far as goals against, and another strong offensive performance would go a long way toward turning one win into a winning streak.

2. Can the Sabres dominate possession as much as they did last time these teams met?

In their last meeting, the Sabres outshot Nashville 32-20 and won 31 faceoffs to the Preds 23. It didn't reflect on the scoreboard, as the Predators won 3-2, but the process was solid and one I'm sure Dan Bylsma would like to see again tonight.

Projected BUF lines

Kane - O'Reilly - Reinhart
Moulson - Eichel - Gionta
Deslauriers - Girgensons - Foligno
McGinn - Schaller - Legwand

Gorges - Ristolainen
McCabe - Bogosian
Colaiacovo - Franson

Goal: Chad Johnson

Projected NSH lines

Forsberg - Ribiero - Neal
Wilson - Fisher - Smith
Nystrom - Jarnkrok - Arvidsson
Hodgson - Sissons - Watson

Josi - Weber
Ekholm - Ellis
Jackman - Jones

Goal: Carter Hutton