Detroit Red Wings is in second place in the Atlantic Division. Buffalo last in the Eastern Conference and tied for the worst record in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers.
Detroit won its third straight game last Saturday impressive 5-2 against no less than strikingly Nashville Predators at home in Detroit Joe Louis Arena.
and Buffalo’s match yesterday resulted in a 4-3 loss against the Philadelphia Flyers that meant 10 straight losses.
The Detroit Red Wings have really managed to find shape and it is definitely not a shape that will be broken against a weak Buffalo Sabres at home in Detroit.
Detroit’s expected formation
Henrik Zetterberg – Pavel Datsyuk – Justin Abdelkader Gustav Nyquist – Riley Sheahan – Tomas Tatar-Stephen Weiss – Darren Helm – Teemu Pulkkinen-Drew Miller – Luke Glendening – Joakim Andersson-Jonathan Ericsson – Niklas Kronwall-Kyle Quincey – Danny Dekeyser-Brendan Smith – Xavier Ouellet-Petr Mrazek-Tom McCollum
Injured : Jakub Kindl, Tomáš Jurčo, Jonas Gustavsson, Johan Franzen, Jimmy Howard.
Buffalo Sabres formation
Brian Flynn – Zemgus Girgensons – Chris Stewart Matt Moulson – Torrey Mitchell – Tyler Ennis Cody Hodgson – Philip Varone – Drew Stafford-Nicolas Deslauriers – Matt Ellis – Patrick Kaleta-Tyler Myers – Josh Gorges Nikita Zadorov – Rasmus Risto Laine-Andre Benoit – Tyson Strachan Jonas Enroth-Michal Neuvirth
Injured: Mike Weber, Brian Gionta, Cody McCormick, Marcus Foligno