5 Things to Know: Sabres at Blue Jackets

BY: DAVID KOLB

BUFFALO SABRES (32-32-12) @ COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (48-19-7)
Coverage begins at 6:30 PM MSG-B

After winning last night, the Sabres visit Columbus for their third meeting this month.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

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  • Tonight the Sabres head to Columbus to face the Blue Jackets for the final meeting this season
  • The Sabres are 5-5-0 in their last 10 games
  • Buffalo is 13-19-6 on the road in 2016-17

2 WHO'S HOT

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  • Center, Jack Eichel gained two helpers in the Sabres’ 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers Monday
  • The Chelmsford, Massachusetts native now has nine goals and nine assists for 18 points in only 13 games in March
  • With two points Monday night, Eichel is now averaging a point-per-game, with 55 points in 55 games this season

3 SAY WAHT?

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“When he scored the goal, I think half our bench jumped up like it was a playoff goal.”

— Sabres’ coach, Dan Bylsma on captain, Brian Gionta scoring in his 1000th game

4 DID YOU KNOW?

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Blue Jackets’ coach, John Tortorella served as an assistant coach for the Sabres from 1989 to 1995.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Watch Brian Gionta score a goal in his 1000th game Monday vs. the Florida Panthers.