Sabres Gamenight: Ottawa Senators

ott1918_buffalo_sabres_logo_edited3Tonight the Sabres visit the ScotiaBank Place tonight for their final meeting with the Ottawa Senators.  The Sabres desperately need a victory tonight to remain in the chase for a playoff spot.  The Senators lead the season series 4-1, which is nothing new, even when the Sabres were the top dog in the league they struggled against Ottawa, a team that always seems to have their number.

Mikael Tellqvist will get a start in the net tonight, spelling Patrick Lallime after a 9 game run in which he helped get Buffalo eight of eighteen points, and only two of those losses in that stretch could have any amount of blame for Lalime.  Sitting Lalime against the Senators may be the answer, as he is 0-2 against the Sens, and has a 5.50 goals against average.

It might be the jerseys, it might be the adrenaline high that some players get when they play a team with a distant attachment, but Nick Foligno, son of Sabres darling Mike Foligno has three goals in six games against the Sabres.

The Buffalo News is reporting Adam Mair joining Ryan Miller on the injury list with an ankly injury, but I thought early reports were calling it a new injury.

While the Senators are out of the playoff picture, Lindy Ruff says they are playing like a playoff team.  The Sabres need to rally around their newest edition tonight if they want the season to mean anything when Ryan Miller does return to the blue paint.

Tags: Adam Mair Buffalo Sabres Mikael Tellqvist Mike Foligno Nick Foligno Ottawa Senators Patrick Lalime Ryan Miller

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