Lindback allowed three goals on 39 shots in the Sabres loss to the Blue Jackets last night. Despite the busy evening, he will go again tonight vs. the Penguins. He has made 85 saves on the last 91 shots that he has faced (.934 SV%). He will be assigned with the duty of trying to knock the Pittsburgh Penguins out of the playoffs.
Lindback allowed three goals on 52 shots in the Sabres win over the Hurricanes on Monday. He has won three of his last four while posting a 2.75 GAA and .924 SV%. Tonight could be his final start of the season—he has gone 4-6-2 with a 2.79GAA and .923 SV% with the Sabres.
Lindback allowed four goals on 36 shots in the Sabres loss to the Blackhawks on Friday. He was unable to chalk up his third straight victory, but will get back in goal tonight vs. Carolina. Lindback has gone 3-6-2 with a 2.77 GAA and .920 SV% in 12 starts with the Sabres.
Makarov will be making his NHL debut tonight. The 21-year-old has gone 15-17-3 with a 2.98 GAA and .902 SV% in 37 games with Rochester (AHL) this season. He is not worth a look in any format given how bad the Sabres are.
Lindback allowed three goals on 27 shots in the Sabres 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs on Wednesday. He has won his last two starts while stopping 52 of 56 shots (.929 SV%). He will be looking for his third-straight win, but it won’t come easy with the Blackhawks in town. Chicago has won three in a row while outscoring the opposition 11-5.
Ristolainen (illness) is expected to return to the lineup on Friday.
Ristolainen was held out of Wednesday’s game with an illness, but he is expected to be available for Friday’s contest vs. the Blackhawks. Ristolainen has three goals and one assist in his last three games.
Ennis (upper-body) is expected to return to the Sabres lineup on Wednesday.
Ennis has missed the last two games, but will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Maple Leafs. Ennis comes into play with two goals and three assists in his last six games prior to getting injured. With Ennis back in, Tim Schaller will be come out of the lineup.
Lindback made 28 saves on 29 shots in the Sabres win over the Coyotes on Monday. The win pushed him to 2-5-2 with a 2.62 GAA and .926 SV% since being traded to the Sabres. Tonight he will get the nod against another struggling team when he gets the call in Toronto. The Leafs have won two in a row after they had lost the seven previous contests.
Lindback was pulled after allowing two goals on 12 shots in the Sabres loss to the Avalanche on Saturday. His last three starts have been more like the Lindback we saw earlier in the season—he has lost three in a row with a 3.90 GAA and .885 SV%. Tonight he gets the start against Mike Smith and the Coyotes.