Buffalo Sabres Look to Make it Three in a Row

Ryan KubiakContributor IJanuary 5, 2009

One thing that the Sabres have lacked this year is consistency, but they have a chance to change, as they look to extend their winning streak to three games Tuesday night when they take on the Ottawa Senators at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo.

The Senators, who are coming off back to back losses, are trying to make up for the disappointing start to the season. The last time these two teams met was back on October 27 in Buffalo, where the Senators won 5-2, handing the Sabres their first regulation loss of the season.

For the Sabres, injuries have been a factor. Captain Craig Rivet is ready to go after missing just about a month of action. But with good news comes bad news as Lindy Ruff reports that Maxim Afinogenov is out indefinitely with a groin injury delivered to him from a Zdeno Chara hit in Saturday's win against Boston.

Saturday's win for the Sabres snapped the Bruins 10 game winning streak. With that win they improved to 19-15-5 on the season. With the Senators loss Sunday to New Jersey, they drop to 13-18-6.

With this I am predicting that the Sabres will take this game in a close one, winning 3-2.