The Golden Knights make their annual visit to Buffalo

Sabres host the Golden Knights tonight

Game 47

Buffalo Sabres (20-19-7) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (24-18-6)

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


Radio: WGR 550

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Know Your Opponent

Vegas Golden Knights

Record: (24-18-6) | 54 PTS

Last 10: 5-5-0

Division Ranking: 4th in Pacific Division

Conference Ranking: 7th in Western Conference

PP: 9th (21.8%)

PK: 19th (79.7%)

What to Watch

1. Streaking

Jack Eichel is back at it again. He enters tonight with a seven-game point streak. He had his 18-game personal point streak snapped two weeks ago.

2. Lineup Configuration

We’ll see how Ralph Krueger wants to work his lineup tonight. He went with the 11 forwards and seven defensemen look in Detroit. You’d assume since they picked up the win with that the lineup that it’ll be an 11/7 night again.

3. Top line LW

It’ll be interesting to see who plays with Sam Reinhart and Eichel tonight. The last few games Jimmy Vesey, Rasmus Asplund, Marcus Johansson, Scott Wilson, and Zemgus Girgensons have rotated on the top line.

Projected Lineup

Buffalo Sabres

Forwards (practice lines)

Zemgus Girgensons - Jack Eichel - Sam Reinhart

Michael Frolik - Marcus Johansson - Conor Sheary

Curtis Lazar - Johan Larsson - Kyle Okposo

Rasmus Asplund- Evan Rodrigues - Jimmy Vesey


Rasmus Dahlin - Henri Jokiharju

Zach Bogosian - Rasmus Ristolainen

Jake McCabe - Brandon Montour

Lawrence Pilut - Colin Miller

Starting Goaltender: Linus Ullmark (unconfirmed)

Golden Knights


Jonathan Marchessault - William Karlsson - Reilly Smith

Max Pacioretty - Chandler Stephenson - Mark Stone

Tomas Nosek - Paul Stastny - Alex Tuch

Will Carrier - Cody Eakin - Ryan Reaves


Brayden McNabb - Nate Schmidt

Nick Holden - Shea Theodore

Jon Merrill - Derek Engelland

Starting Goaltender: Marc-Andre Fleury (unconfirmed)