The Buffalo Sabres (4-0) look to extend their league-best preseason undefeated streak to five games today when they travel to Columbus to face the Blue Jackets (2-1-1) in a 5 p.m. start at Nationwide Arena. (Radio only-WGR550)
This is the third game in three nights for the Sabres who held off Toronto 3-2 last night at First Niagara Center to complete a home-and-home sweep of their neighbors to the north. All three Sabres goals were scored on the power play. Luke Adam had a goal and an assist in the win, and Christian Ehrhoff scored once to collect a point for the third game in a row. Jhonas Enroth turned away 19 of 21 shots to earn his third victory of the preseason.
The Sabres come into today’s game looking to win five straight to start the preseason for the first time since 2000 when they won seven in a row before finishing 7-0-1.
Buffalo’s penalty killing is at 91.7% through four games, having killed off 11 of 12 opposition power plays.
The Sabres and Blue Jackets will meet twice this regular season: Thursday, October 27 in Buffalo; and Friday, November 25 at Columbus.
Buffalo’s next game is in Washington on Friday when they will face the Capitals in a 7 p.m. start. The Sabres will conclude their seven-game exhibition schedule in Mannheim, Germany, on Tuesday, October 4 against Adler Mannheim of the German Elite League.