Buffalo Sabres PreGame Skate: Philadelphia Flyers

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The Buffalo Sabres haven’t seen tonight’s opponent, the Philadelphia Flyers since opening day for the Buffalo Sabres back on January 20th.  The Flyers had just played the night before they helped the Sabres open to a home crowd for a Sunday matinee – and the Sabres took full advantage of that, winning 5-2.

The Sabres were able to follow that win up with another win, and it has been all down hill from their.

The Sabres are a realistic long shot for the playoffs, and so is their opponents – after being the favorite for several years  The Flyers skate into tonights contest with the most game played in the Eastern Conference, but are only slightly better than the Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers, Washington Capitals, and Tampa Bay Lightning.

It doesn’t look like the rivalry between Buffalo and Philadelphia will last longer than the three games they face each other in the regular season.

It appears that Jochen Hecht will be back in the lineup for the Buffalo Sabres – in place of rookie Mikhail Grigorenko (am I the only one confused by this?).  John Scott will remain the lineup as his services against a tougher more physical team will definitely be needed.

Jordan Leopold will find his return to the ice, and Andrej Sekera remains questionable.

The revolving door to the press box either through injuries or lack of performance continues – as Ron Rolston looks to put his mold on this team and possibly survive the regular season and sneak into the eighth place spot.

OUT OF TOWN SCOREBOARD

Plenty of action going on this Sunday.

New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals

Florida Panthers vs Montreal Canadiens

Winnipeg Jets vs New Jersey Devils

New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Topics: Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers

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  • Kevin

    Perhaps he wanted JH’s experience more than MG’s youth and talent for this game at least.

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