Florida Panthers (2-6-0) at Buffalo Sabres (3-4-1)
The Panthers begin a brutal road stretch today in Buffalo, playing a 3:00 PM matinee. Over the next week, the Panthers will take on Buffalo, Winnipeg, Philadelphia and Washington. Florida is coming off its second win of the season beating the Jets 6-3 Thursday night. Hopefully that win will help set the tone for the upcoming games.
Florida should receive an offensive boost today with the return of Stephen Weiss. His return means the Panthers will finally have their top line of Fleischmann-Weiss-Versteeg back at full health. Here is the lineup I expect to see today in Buffalo: