[7:00 PM] Sabres @ Senators

Who will WIN this matchup?

Buffalo Sabres (4-4-2)

@ Ottawa Senators (7-3-0)


Starting Goalies:

Robin Lehner (BUF): Confirmed

Craig Anderson(OTT): Confirmed


Current odds:

Buffalo Sabres: (+130)

Ottawa Senators: (-150)


Mike Condon made quite a first impression on his new team, and in the process gave himself quite an act to follow when the Ottawa Senators host the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. Condon had a memorable debut with Ottawa on Thursday, registering his second career shutout in a 1-0 win over Vancouver.

Despite producing only one goal, Buffalo had plenty of scoring chances against Toronto as it registered 43 shots – including nine from the line of Marcus Foligno Johan Larsson and Brian Gionta. Foligno was a presence at both ends of the ice, scoring the only goal while blocking a pair of shots.

Hoffman, a 29-goal scorer last season, netted the lone tally in the victory over Vancouver – his second in three games after failing to score in the first seven. Condon, who had seen only one period of mop-up duty this season prior to Thursday’s outing, became the first Ottawa goaltender to post a shutout in his debut since Anderson in February 2011.

Ottawa is 5-1-0 at home while Buffalo is 3-1-2 on the road.

Sabres G Robin Lehner is 1-0-1 with a 1.57 goals-against average in three starts versus Ottawa.

Senators RW Mark Stone (neck) missed Thursday’s game, but Boucher is hopeful he will return to the lineup Saturday.


StreakSmarts Pick: Ottawa Senators

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick