5 Things to Know: Sabres vs. Coyotes

BY: DAVID KOLB

BUFFALO SABRES (26-26-11) VS. ARIZONA COYOTES (22-33-7)

Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG-B.

1 Where They Stand

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2 Who's Hot

  • Sabres’ center Jack Eichel gained an assist Tuesday against Nashville, giving him points in seven straight games.
  • The 2015 second overall pick has 14 goals and 23 assists in 42 games played, including assists in each of his past seven games.
  • In his first game against the Coyotes last Sunday, Eichel tallied a goal with an assist and four shots on net.

3 Say What?

Sabres Gionta Ducks Home 020917 Stock Getty“It’s being a young team trying to find our way. When we’ve got those leads, we can’t sit back.”

 –Sabres captain, Brian Gionta after Tuesday’s disappointing 5-4 loss to the Predators.

4 Did You Know?

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  • Buffalo is 10-2-1 in its last 12 games against Arizona, including a 5-1-1 record since the beginning of the 2013-14 season.
  • Brian Gionta has 10 points (four goals, six assists) in his last 11 games against the Coyotes.

5 Must-See Video

Coach Dan Bylsma after a loss to Nashville.