Buffalo Sabres Game Preview #2 – Devils 10/5/19

Sabres Lines:

Olofsson – Eichel – Reinhart

Skinner – Johansson – Sobotka

Vesey – Mittelstadt – Sheary

Girgensons – Larsson – Okposo

McCabe – Ristolainen

Dahlin – Miller

Scandella – Jokiharju

Hutton

Devils Lines:

Hall – Hischier – Palmieri

Coleman – Zajac – Simmonds

Gusev – Hughes – Bratt

Wood – Zacha – Hayden

Greene – Subban

Butcher – Vatanen

Mueller – Severson

Mackenzie Blackwood

3 Things to Watch:

#1 50th Anniversary Home Opener

  • 15 former Sabres captains will be honored before the game and the Sabres will wear their new 50th Anniversary third jerseys.
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#2 Devils forward Blake Coleman’s goal of the year candidate

  • Even though the Devils lost 5-4 (after leading 4-0 at one point) to Winnipeg in a shootout last night, Blake Coleman scored an absolutely ridiculous goal. This was one of two goals he potted against the Jets. The Devils have seen scoring from their depth forwards in their first game, keep an eye on that tonight.

#3 Corey Schneider available after leaving last night’s game

  • My expectation is that Mackenzie Blackwood will get the start tonight as a precaution. Blackwood played in 23 games last season, posting a 2.61 GAA and .918 SV%

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