5 Things to Know: Sabres at Avalanche

BY: DAVID KOLB

BUFFALO SABRES (26-24-10) at COLORADO AVALANCHE (16-40-3)
Game coverage begins at 9:30 PM on MSG-WNY

The Sabres return from their bye week and begin a road trip in Colorado.

1 Where They Stand

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  • Tonight the Sabres head west to Colorado to take on the Avalanche for the second time this season
  • Buffalo is 6-4-0 in the last 10 games
  • The Sabres are 11-13-6 away from Buffalo in 2016-17
  • The Sabres take the ice six points behind the New York Islanders for the final Wild Card slot in the Eastern Conference

2 Who's Hot

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  • Evander Kane scored a goal with five shots on net in the Sabres last game Sunday vs. Chicago
  • The 2009 fourth overall pick now has seven goals in 10 games played in February
  • Through 48 games, Kane now has 21 goals surpassing his total of 20 gained last season.

3 Say What?

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“We did too much sitting back, playing in our own zone. We didn’t play aggressive enough. We gave them too much room and the puck ended in our net.”

 – Sabres forward, Jack Eichel after the Sabres 5-1 loss to the Blackhawks last Sunday

4 Did You Know

Sabres’ center, Ryan O’Reilly was originally drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and scored 90 goals over six seasons in Colorado.