The Buffalo Sabres welcome the Ottawa Senators into the First Niagara Center for the first time this season, in what will be a great battle between division foes.
The Sabres and Senators will face each other for the second time in less than a week. The Sabres were 3-2 winners last Saturday night in Ottawa. Derek Roy was the hero for the Sabres after he scored the game-winning goal in the sixth round of the shootout.
The Sabres will look to continue their three-game winning streak tonight, while also trying to turn around their home ice misfortunes. Buffalo is 3-4-0 this season when playing at the First Niagara Center. Sabres coach Lindy Ruff decided to go with backup goaltender Jhonas Enroth tonight against Ottawa with his recent success against the team coupled with Ryan Miller’s career 13-15-2 record versus Ottawa.
On the other side of the ice, the Ottawa Senators are playing with a four-game losing streak (0-3-1 in last four games) after winning six straight games. The Senators have allowed 12 goals in the last four games, while only scoring 6 goals. There is a bit of good news for the struggling Senators as captain Daniel Alfredsson is expected to return to the lineup after missing the last five games with a concussion.
This is the second meeting between Ottawa and Buffalo this season.
The puck drops at 7:30 pm EST tonight, and the Sabres home broadcast will air on MSG.