Buffalo Sabres vs Colorado Avalanche – 1/20/16 Preview and Predictions
The Buffalo Sabres (19-23-4) will take on the Colorado Avalanche (23-21-3) Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce Rotopicker. A free to use tool which allows you to create winning lineups and dominate your fantasy hockey competition. Play the most exciting contests, including the newest Point Spread and $10K Grand Action contests only at Fanpicks. The premiere Daily Fantasy Sports site.
It will be a homecoming of sorts for two members of the Sabres on Wednesday night. NHL All-Star Ryan O’Reilly, who leads the Sabres with 17 goals and 39 points and winger Jamie McGinn will return to play in Colorado tonight for the first time since being traded this summer. Sure to be emotional after a bumpy last couple of years in the Rockies, O’Reilly should have himself a nice game tonight at the Pepsi Center. If the Sabres wish to have a chance, Robin Lehner, only making his third start of the season has to come up big. He may be worth the daily fantasy play risk as Buffalo has heated up of late, winning four of their last five games.
Mikhail Grigorenko, the star prospect and former first-round pick who was part of the O’Reilly blockbuster, will be inserted back into the lineup after sitting out the previous two. He could produce some offense for the Avalanche offense. Hot-shot goalie Semyon Varlamov will get another start tonight after making 36 saves in a 2-1 victory last night vs the Jets. This could go either way for the Avalanche. Another strong effort from the goaltender will result in a win, or the fatigue sets in and they hand Buffalo another victory.
The Avalanche should be weary of American rookie superstar Jack Eichel who has found his scoring touch of late.