These guys again. I was in the pressbox for the last home game against Florida, and that didn’t go so well. It will be hard to say what the game will look like tonight, as the Sabres’ lineup is a disjointed mess of guys getting injured (Gerbe), guys returning (Commander Cody, maybe some others this weekend) and guys suspended (Leino). Will we see the world-beating team that seemed to cruise through period one of the last game? Probably, but for how long? 20 minutes ain’t enough. Dineen has the Panthers leading the Southeast division by a wide margin, they’ve won three in a row including a 2-0 shutout of the defending champs by Jose Theodore of all people last night. I’d say at least the Sabres are rested since Florida just played but somehow I doubt it will matter.
We’ll know more about the potential lineup soon as the morning skate should be underway soon. I’m thinking Enroth tonight as I’d rather have Miller in the marquee matchup with the Rangers, but then, I don’t have The Schedule in front of me. It’s a 7:30pm start. Need to start piling up those home wins.