5 Things to Know: Sabres vs. Senators

By David Kolb

BUFFALO SABRES (20-20-10) vs. OTTAWA SENATORS (27-16-6)
Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG-B

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  • Tonight the Sabres will host the Ottawa Senators for the fourth game between the clubs this season
  • Buffalo is 4-5-1 in the last 10 games
  • The Sabres are 11-8-4 on home ice in 2016-17
  • The Sabres begin the day eight points out of the final Wild Card slot in the Eastern Conference

BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 9: Mike Condon #1 of the Ottawa Senators stops a shot by Sam Reinhart #23 of the Buffalo Sabres during the overtime period at the KeyBank Center on November 9, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. Ottawa beat Buffalo 2-1 after a shootout. (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images)

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  • Ryan O’Reilly tallied an assist on the lone Sabres goal Thursday vs. the New York Rangers
  • Has scored two goals with an assist in the first two games vs. the Sens this season
  • The 6’1” center has nine goals with 21 assists for 30 points in 40 games this season

Sabres O'Reilly Wild Away 102716

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“It just wasn’t our night I guess. That’s kind of what you’ve got to chalk it up to when it comes to the offensive part. But like I said, we can’t settle for overtime losses. We’ve got to get W’s.”

 –Sabres forward Evander Kane following Thursday’s OT loss vs. the Rangers

Kane Discusses Return to Sabres' Lineup

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The last time these two clubs met on Nov. 29, Jack Eichel made his season debut and tallied a goal and an assist.

Brian Duff and Brad May break down the nine-goal thriller between the Sabres and Senators

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Franson Beats Lundqvist to Tie Game Late in 3rd