5 Things To Know: Sabres vs. Rangers

BY: DAVID KOLB

 BUFFALO SABRES (20-20-9) vs. NEW YORK RANGERS (31-18-1)
Game coverage begins at 7:00 PM on MSG

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  • Buffalo is 5-5-0 in the last 10 games.
  • The Sabres are 11-8-3 on their home ice in 2016-17.

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DID YOU KNOW?

In the last meeting between the Sabres and Rangers, Buffalo invaded The Garden and came away with a 4-1 victory over the Blueshirts.

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  • Brian Gionta is carrying a four-game scoring streak into tonight’s tilt.
  • Gionta has scored a goal with two assists in the first two games against the Rangers this season.
  • The captain has 16 of his 25 points this season in the 20 Sabres wins.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Evander Kane is currently 25 years old, while he turns 26 with his birthday falling on August 2nd.

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“We got beat in that game, we got beat badly in that game. We have to learn from it, we have to get better in certain areas, but we also have to turn the page or turn and look toward the next game against the Rangers.”

–Sabres coach Dan Bylsma reflecting on Tuesday’s 5-2 loss to the Canadiens.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Sabres’ netminder Robin Lehner is one of the largest puck stoppers in the league, standing at 6’4″ while weighing 239lbs.

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The Sabres enter tonight’s game a perfect 4-0 on their home ice since the start of 2017.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Over Jack Eichel’s last five games, he’s scored two goals but only in one game, where they both came against the Nashville Predators in a 5-4 win.

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Brian Duff and Brad May illustrate how the Sabres should avoid defensive breakdowns.

Brian Duff and Brad May take a closer look at a Max Pacioretty goal against the Sabres.