GAME 3: Chicago Blackhawks
Tonight the Sabres skate against the Chicago Blackhawks at 7pm at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY.
Two games into the season the Buffalo Sabres are 1-1. They have scored 5 goals and allowed 7. Derek Roy has 3 goals and Defenseman Jordan Leopold has 2. Rookie winger Tyler Ennis has 3 assists in the 2 games. After a promising opener, beating rival Ottawa 2-1, the Sabres fell 6-3 to the NY Rangers Saturday night in the home opener at HSBC Arena. The Sabres were on the second night of two games in two nights. It was the Rangers first game of the season. Tyler Myers fell down behind the net allowing the Rangers to get one goal. The Sabres had a poor defensive game allowing several goals from players in the slot. The team will look to rebound tonight against the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.
Cody McCormick will play on the 4th line tonight. Nathan Gerbe, Chris Butler, and Mike Weber will sit for Buffalo.
Chicago is 0-2 including an OT loss to Colorado and a 3-2 loss to Detroit on Saturday night. Brian Campbell will not play tonight for Chicago due to a knee injury. Matthew Barnaby is reporting that Blackhawks backup goaltender Corey Crawford will start in net. Buffalo native Patrick Kane is still looking for his first goal of the season. Patrick Sharp missed the last game for Chicago. Sharp is expected to play tonight in Buffalo.
There are 7 NHL games today on Canadian Thanksgiving. In an early game the NY Isles have taken a 6-4 decision from the NY Rangers at Nassau Coliseum.