Buffalo Sabres (17-34-8) vs. San Jose Sharks (38-16-6)
Puck Drop - 7:00pm EST - First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY
TV - MSG, NHLN-CA, CSN-CA. Bell, | Radio - WGR 550-AM
SBNation Sharks Blog - Fear the Fin
1. Will the Sabres regret starting Ryan Miller?
I hate to even ask, but whether through injury or a poor performance, will Tim Murray go to sleep tonight wishing Miller had ridden the pine once again?
2. Can the Sabres keep Joe Pavelski in check?
Pavelski has been a monster this year, with 32 goals (third-best in the league) and 25 assists, and scored a hat trick yesterday against the Flyers. Pavelski has more goals than any Sabres player has total points, except for Matt Moulson.
3. Which Sabre adds or detracts the most from their trade value today?
We'll be keeping a close eye on Matt Moulson, Steve Ott, Tyler Myers, Christian Ehrhoff, Henrik Tallinder, Drew Stafford, and John Scott (kidding) tonight.
Projected BUF Lines
Moulson - Leino - Stafford
Ott - Hodgson - D'Agostini
Foligno - Girgensons - Flynn
Ellis - Konopka - McCormick
Ehrhoff – Sulzer
Weber - Myers
Tallinder - McBain
Goal: Ryan Miller
Scratches/Injuries: Scott, Ennis
Projected SJS Lines
Joe Pavelski - Joe Thornton - Brent Burns
Patrick Marleau - Logan Couture - Marty Havlat
Raffi Torres - Andrew Desjardins - Tyler Kennedy
Matt Nieto - Adam Burish - Tommy Wingels
Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Justin Braun
Matt Irwin - Dan Boyle
Scott Hannan - Jason Demers
Goal: Antti Niemi