[7:39 PM] Sabres @ Panthers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Buffalo Sabres (12-11-7)

@ Florida Panthers (14-13-5)


Starting Goalies:

Robin Lehner(BUF): Confirmed

Roberto Luongo(FLA): Confirmed


Jaromir Jagr is within reach of a memorable milestone as the Florida Panthers prepare to open a five-game homestand with a visit from the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. The 44-year-old Jagr needs only three points to move into a tie with Hall of Famer Mark Messier for second place on the league’s all-time scoring list.

Coach Dan Bylsma shuffled his lines in the third period against Carolina and it paid dividends with a dominating 20 minutes and an eventual tying goal by Evander Kane. Marcus Foligno had an assist on the goal and his reward was a move alongside Ryan O’Reilly and Sam Reinhart during Monday’s practice session.

Reilly Smith is showing signs of breaking out of his deep offensive slumber, scoring in back-to-back contests to double his double from his previous 17 games. A 25-goal scorer last season, Smith had one point in a 10-game stretch before collecting two goals and five assists over the last nine contests.

Bylsma needs one victory to reach 300 for his career.

Florida is 3-3-5 since Rowe replaced the fired Gerard Gallant.


StreakSmarts Pick: Florida Panthers

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick