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GAME THREAD: Vegas Golden Knights at Buffalo Sabres

Vegas heads to Buffalo for an afternoon clash against the Sabres. Come chat with us!

NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at Buffalo Sabres Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden Knights have officially picked up their first win of the season after grabbing a 2-1 shootout win over the Minnesota Wild Saturday night. That leaves Vegas with a 1-1-0 record through two contests.

Today’s matchup features the Buffalo Sabres (1-1-0), a team that boasts the likes of Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart, Casey Mittelstadt and the latest first-overall pick, Rasmus Dahlin. The expected goaltender matchup is Marc-Andre Fleury vs. Carter Hutton. Hutton is coming off an impressive 43-save win over the Rangers.

Buffalo’s Vladimir Sobotka and Zach Bogosian are out with injuries, and it’s unclear how long Alex Tuch and Cody Eakin will remain sidelined.

This is the second game in Vegas’ current five-game road trip. Here are the projected lineups for both clubs:

Golden Knights
Jonathan MarchessaultWilliam KarlssonReilly Smith
Pacioretty — Paul StastnyErik Haula
Tomas NosekOscar LindbergRyan Carpenter
William Carrier — Pierre-Edouard Bellemare — Ryan Reaves

Brayden McNabbColin Miller
Shea TheodoreDeryk Engelland
Jon MerrillNick Holden

Malcolm Subban

Conor Sheary — Eichel — Reinhart
Jeff SkinnerPatrik BerglundKyle Okposo
Zemgus Girgensons — — Mittelstadt — Tage Thompson
Remi ElieEvan RodriguesJason Pominville

Marco ScandellaRasmus Ristolainen
Jake McCabe — Dahlin
Nathan BeaulieuCasey Nelson

Linus Ullmark

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