|Are the boys back in town? Remains to be seen.|
Lindy Ruff's choice in nets will be Ryan Miller, despite the fact that he has started seven in a row and Buffalo has another game on Saturday at home against the Senators. On the year, Miller is 9-9-2 with a 3.05 GAA, .902 save percentage, and one shutout. Outside the crease, the Sabres will be missing several key components to their lineup because of injuries for this evening's contest. Defensemen Andrej Sekera (head) and Tyler Myers (wrist) are both out, as are forwards Ville Leino (lower body) and Nathan Gerbe (concussion). Winger Tyler Ennis (ankle) is questionable.
Tomas Vokoun has been selected start his second game in a row following a solid performance against New York on Wednesday. On the year, Vokoun is 13-8-0 with a 2.67 GAA, .911 save percentage, and one shutout. He most recently faced the Sabres with a relief appearance on Monday, in which he stopped 16 of 17 shots in 47 minutes of action. On the injury front, defenseman Mike Green is will not play as he continues to work his way back from a groin injury. He has skated for three practices in a row and said after practice on Thursday he "could" be back tonight, but will wait. Jeff Schultz and Mathieu Perreault will remain healthy scratches, as Dale Hunter sees no reason to change up a lineup that romped on one of the best teams in the East last time out.
Puck drops 7:08-ish. Check back later.