Mark Mancari is in the lineup tonight as the Sabres take on the Rangers. With Drew Stafford out with an injury (this seems to happen a lot), it looks like Mancari will see some time on one of the top two lines and on the poweplay.
He’s torn it up in the AHL over the last two seasons, but has been less than impressive whenever he’s thrown on a Sabres uniform — with the exception of the new uniform unveiling scrimmage game in 2006 (too bad that game never counted for anything). If Mancari fails to impress this time around, it’s unlikely he’ll ever get another shot with the team.
The puck drops at 7 p.m. in a rare Sunday night start. If the game becomes unwatchable, you can always flip to Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin hosting the Oscars. To put it bluntly, they’re funny.