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Game Thread: Sabres @ Oilers - Connor-Palooza

With a win tonight, the Sabres can leap past Edmonton into 29th place.

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McDavid Bowl. Battle For The Basement. Regardless of your preferred pun, Rexall Place will see one awful team take on another in what could actually be an exciting game. With a win tonight, the Sabres can leap Edmonton into 29th place in the NHL standings. The two points up for grabs in this contest could end up being crucial in this year's Draft Lottery.

How to Tune In

The pucks drops at 7:30 PM MT on Sportsnet Oilers

What to Watch For From the Oilers

As Chappy pointed out in his game preview, the Sabres are putting together a near-perfect tank in 2014-2015. But are they bad enough to lose to an Oilers team that will be without Taylor Hall for the second game in a row? Hall is currently listed as day-to-day with a bone bruise he suffered blocking a shot at practice.

What to Watch For From the Sabres

From our friends at Die By The Blade, local boy Tyler Ennis has been on fire for Buffalo as of late.

Ennis has five points in his last three games, and gets to visit family and friends tonight as he returns home to Edmonton. The Sabres need all the offence they can muster, and Tyler will be looking to impress the locals.

Final Thought

The AHL announced a massive reorganization today that will see the Oilers' former ECHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, rise up the ranks into the AHL's new Pacific Division.