Well folks, the post-Olympic Honeymoon may be coming to and end for the Buffalo Sabres. After a rousing 3 win start, the Sabres have lost two of their last three. Tonight’s matchup against the Chicago Blackhawks will be quite the challenge for Buffalo. The ‘Hawks enter tonight 2nd in the Central Division, boasting a 37-13-14 record. To put things into perspective, the Sabres (19-36-8) have lost nearly as many games as the Blackhawks have won. Hopefully the Sabres can reenact David and Goliath while continuing to play spoiler for the rest of the NHL.
Who: Chicago Blackhawks at Buffalo Sabres
When: Sunday, March 9, 14 – 7:30pm EST
Where: First Niagara Center
Fortunately, tonight’s game will be a nationally televised on NBCSN (TSN2 for our Canadian neighbors). Unfortunately, this means we will have to endure Mike Milbury’s relentless assault on the Sabres and everything they stand for. For anyone that can’t plant themselves in front of the TV, you can also stream the game via NBC Sports Live Extra.
Buffalo has taken a beating on the injury front recently. Per Ted Nolan, Zemgus
Girgensons, Torrey Mitchell, and Chris Stewart will be out of action for at least this week. Hopefully none of their injuries are too severe. Get ready to see some lines switched up to compensate for these vacancies – maybe that will do the trick against the powerhouse that is Chicago. Will John Scott will be moved back to forward and light the lamp? HA! Tune in and find out!