5 Things to Know: Sabres vs. Ducks

BY: DAVID KOLB

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  • Tonight the Sabres host the Anaheim Ducks for the first of two games this season.
  • Buffalo is 5-5-0 in the last 10 games.
  • They begin the day five points out of the final Wild Card slot, with one game in hand on the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Ryan O’Reilly was the 33rd overall pick in the 2009 draft.

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  • The Sabres’ top pick in 2015 has four assists in the past three games, giving him 13 helpers and 25 points in 32 games this played this season.
  • The 20-year-old center has produced 15 points in 15 games on Buffalo’s home-ice in 2016-17.

Two Huge Moments for Jack Eichel

DID YOU KNOW?

This year, Jack Eichel has three game-winning goals while last season he had five.

sabres_gamepreview_3_GENERIC“We never gave up and it’s a huge win for us. We’ve got to get two points. We’ve been saying it for a couple months. We’ve got to find ways to win games. I guess that’s one of the ways.”

 –Sabres forward Kyle Okposo after Tuesday’s 5-4 win.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Head coach Dan Bylsma played forward for the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks prior to being a bench boss.

sabres_gamepreview_4Buffalo has shutout the Ducks seven times in 32 games all-time (Dominik Hasek-3, Martin Biron-2, Chad Johnson-1, Ryan Miller-1), marking the highest shutout-to-games ratio against any NHL team.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Robin Lehner played for only the Ottawa Senators prior to joining Buffalo via trade.

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Evander Kane’s OT winner from Tuesday’s 5-4 epic win over the San Jose Sharks