5 Things to Know: Sabres vs. Canucks

BY: DAVID KOLB

BUFFALO SABRES (23-22-10) vs. VANCOUVER CANUCKS (24-25-6)
Coverage begins at 7 PM on MSG-B

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  • Tonight the Sabres host the Vancouver Canucks for the second and final game of their season series
  • Buffalo is 5-4-1 in the last 10 games
  • The Sabres are 13-9-4 on home ice in 2016-17

VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 20: Daniel Sedin #22 of the Vancouver Canucks and Kyle Okposo #21 of the Buffalo Sabres skate up ice during their NHL game at Rogers Arena October 20, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

DID YOU KNOW?

The home team has won the last six meetings between these teams, and 12 of the last 14

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  • Jack Eichel assisted on all three Sabres goals Saturday vs. Toronto
  • The Sabres’ top pick in 2015 has 13 goals and 16 assists for 29 points in 34 games this season
  • The 20-year-old center has a goal and seven assists for eight points in his past five games

BUFFALO, NY - FEBRUARY 07: Jack Eichel #15 of the Buffalo Sabres takes a slapshot against the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game at the KeyBank Center on February 7, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. Buffalo won, 5-4, in overtime. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

DID YOU KNOW?

Eichel has 14 points in his last 13 games, including six multi-point performances

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“Health-wise this is probably the best I’ve felt in the last number of years in terms of staying healthy, having some games and getting in a groove,”

 –Sabres forward Evander Kane explains why he is having success after Saturday’s two-goal game

DID YOU KNOW?

Kane now leads the Sabres in goals with 18 and is tied for fourth among all NHL skaters in goals since Dec. 3

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Former Sabres’ netminder and current Canucks goalie, Ryan Miller owned a 284-186-1-56 record and GAA of 2.60 over the span of 11 seasons with the Sabres.

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 27: Goalie Ryan Miller #30 of the Buffalo Sabres celebrates with a Buffalo trainer after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in overtime at St. Pete Times Forum October 27, 2007 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)

DID YOU KNOW?

Miller continues to hold the franchise goaltending records for most games played (540) and wins (284)

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Eichel Tallies Three Assists, Kane Scores Twice in Win Over Maple Leafs