SUNRISE, Fla. - Depending on the way things play out elsewhere around the league, the Buffalo Sabres might just have a chance to play spoiler in their season finale against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center on Saturday night.
The Panthers' playoff hopes rest on the result of the game being played between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers, which will end before the puck drops in Florida. The Flyers would clinch the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference with a victory.
The result in that game might also dictate the Sabres' plans. Phil Housley said he expects to go with Chad Johnson in net for the fourth-straight game but left the door open for Adam Wilcox to make his NHL debut against his former organization, if even for a period.