Game four in a very busy schedule for the Sabres to start the season sees the undermanned New Jersey Devils visiting Buffalo for a 7pm game. The Devils are icing a 16-skater lineup due to salary cap constraints, though it was 15 before former Sabres grinder Adam Mair was signed. This will also be the return of Henrik Tallinder to Buffalo.
All of this is well and good, but the talk is still all about Pominville, Hjalmarsson and the two game suspension. Ryan Miller, as usual, was eloquent and should be one of the players’ most respected voices in the future. Always look forward to his comments after something interesting happens.
For tonight, Nathan Gerbe is in, and should see some PP time. It seems obvious that the Sabres should try to skate fast and hard against the Devils in hopes of tiring them out, but it remains to be seen whether that will work.