Game Preview | 5 things to know before the Sabers against the Panthers
The Sabers are home for their second game of the season this afternoon against the Florida Panthers.
Dan Dunleavy and Rob Ray will have the call on MSG and WGR 550. Coverage on MSG begins at 12:30 p.m.
We just hope Owen Power picks a goal song before the 1 p.m. puck drop.
Video: POWER GOAL SONG
Here are five things to know.
The day will kick off with Hocktoberfest, a special party in the Plaza starting at 11 a.m. Enjoy live music, a Hatchets and Hops Wagon, beer specials, and even kids’ activities.
Tickets are on sale now. Family packs are also available.
Lines and defensive pairings will be revealed during warm-ups, although the Sabers practiced Friday with the same formation they used for their season opener:
3. Comrie should start
Eric Comrie is expected to make his Sabers debut in goal. This will be his introduction to the KeyBank Center crowd, having made his two preseason starts on the road.
“I talked to him about preseason games and I talked to him about playing a few on the road,” Sabers coach Don Granato said. “He said, ‘I would prefer to play as a couple on the road, it’s usually a better lineup, a better challenge, and I want that. “”
Video: AFTER TRAINING: Granato
4. Last Exit
The Sabers are 1-0-0 this season after beating the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Thursday. JJ Peterka, Rasmus Dahlin and Victor Olofsson scored for the Sabers. Both of Olofsson’s goals were empty goals in the last minute. Craig Anderson earned First Star honors after making 35 saves.
5. Explore Panthers
Florida also won on Thursday. They beat the Islanders 3-1 at UBS Arena. Sergei Bobrovsky made 32 saves and Matthew Tkachuk scored on his Panthers debut.