The Sabres play the Lightning again tonight, at home this time after getting their hats handed to them by the same team on the road. Tyler Ennis cut his hair and got hurt…coincidence? I think not. Anyway, it does leave Buffalo an interesting option – move Ville Leino to the wing and play Hecht at center. You’d never have a better time, as the injury is the perfect excuse to try it out. If Leino goes gangbusters back at the wing, you can leave him there as long as you like. If not, he can go back in the middle. It doesn’t mean he’s a ‘bust’ if he plays better on the wing, he might just need more than a couple of weeks to adjust and get his feet under him. No big deal.
It’s a 7:30 start time again (seems like we’ve had a bunch of those already). Garon is apparently going to be in goal again, as the Lightning noticed Roloson hasn’t beaten the Sabres in 9 tries. Still, Buffalo needs to solve the TBL defensive scheme and get some shots on net. Garon is beatable, and Vanek has eaten these guys up in the past. I think we’ll see some solid play tonight.