D’Agostini in, O’Byrne out

Alex Kovalev is reunited tonight with Robert Lang, with whom he made magic in Pittsburgh. Can he rekindle that, now goalless in 12 games?

Matt D’Agostini is in the lineup tonight vs. Buffalo, getting plenty of ice time on a line with Koivu and Higgins. Dandenault moves back to the blue line to take the place of O’Byrne, a healthy scratch for the fourth time this season. Tanguay and Laraque remain out. Price will be in goal.

The Kostitsyn brothers move to the fourth line with Lapierre. Message sent. Kovalev and Lang are reunited. Bégin with Plekanec and Kostopoulos. Defence combos likely Markov-Gorges, Dandenault-Hamrlik and Bouillon-Brisebois.

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