Sabres begin road trip with stop in Calgary


The Sabres head west to take on the Calgary Flames to try and snap their six game losing streak. This is the second and final meeting between the teams this season. The Flames took the first meeting in overtime against a drastically different Sabres club. 

Former Sabre Paul Byron scored and then assisted on the game-winning goal in overtime as Matt Stajan helped Calgary defeat Buffalo by a 2-1 score back in December. 

Nathan Lieuwen could be poised to take his first NHL start tonight versus the Flames after stopping 10 of 10 in relief of an injured Jhonas Enroth against Montreal.

Lieuwen will be joined by two other goalies on the western trip, neither of which being Enroth. Neuvirth remains day-to-day with an injury he suffered last week. Matt Hackett will also accompany the team with Neuvirth not being 100%.

The Sabres will look to generate more scoring from depth positions against a Calgary team who has had troubles in net as of late.

Drew Stafford and Tyler Ennis have combined to generate most of the offensive opportunities throughout the month of March. Throughout the entire 6 game losing streak Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford have been the only to find the back of the net.

If Buffalo wishes to end the season on a competitive note they will need to generate offense from their depth players.

Mike Cammalleri leads the Flames in goals with 19, but Jiri Hudler is their points leader with 44. Calgary are struggling with some injuries in goal and are toward the bottom of the standings as well. 

Puck drops at 9 p.m. and the game can be seen on MSG and Bell TV.

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