Brian Elliott will get the start for the Sens tonight, as he has a really good record against Buffalo throughout his career. I would imagine that Ryan Miller would get the start for the Sabres, though it hasn't been announced yet. If not, former Sen Patrick Lalime will be in between the pipes.
The Sens lines will look like this tonight:
The defensive pairing will look a little different with Hale in the lineup and will be:
For the Sabres it will be:
The defensive pairings will be:
Prediction: This is a tough one. If we're being honest, both teams are struggling and need a win badly, and anytime these 2 teams play, it's always fireworks that can be hard to predict. The Senators usually own the Sabres, but Buffalo ruined our home opener by beating us. The Sabres are also without Jason Pomminville with a concussion, so that helps. So what team shows up tonight? I have faith the Sens will bring their A-ish game tonight and win a close one 3-2. My record so far is 3-3 this year with zero exact scores predicted correctly.