It's a 7:30 p.m. start time for the final game before the short Christmas break. In an act of solidarity with California based SB Nation blogs, the staffers have gone dark today and will not be starting the game thread. Please feel free to use this thread for that purpose.
The Sens head into this game 7th in the Atlantic, against the Sabres who are 4th in the same Division. We've won 8 of the last 10 at home, so may have a chance to pull this out. As we all know, we've been fighting the injury bug, especially on the back end, at the same time as being squeezed with a ridiculous number of overtimes. I'm sure I speak for many when I say that my priority for this game is to exit without any further injuries.
Sounds like Anderson is a go for our net. Hopefully someone else can find some line combos.
Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is for San Jose to go winless the rest of the year. Thanks, Wendy