5 Things to Know: Sabres vs. Penguins

BY: DAVID KOLB

BUFFALO SABRES (30-31-12) vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (45-17-9)
Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG-B

The Sabres return home looking to make it three in a row.

1 Where they Stand

BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 19: Josh Gorges #4 of the Buffalo Sabres checks Phil Kessel #81 of the Pittsburgh Penguins as Zemgus Girgensons #28 of the Sabres comes away with the puck during an NHL game at the KeyBank Center on November 19, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

  • The Sabres are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games
  • Buffalo is 17-12-6 at home in 2016-17

2 Who's Hot

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  • Center, Jack Eichel scored a power play goal in last night’s 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings
  • The super-sophomore has three goals and two assists in the past five games and 13 points in 10 games in March
  • In 52 games this season, Eichel has 21 goals and 29 assists for 50 points, including one goal in his only contest vs. Pittsburgh this season

3 Say What?

Sabres' Bylsma On SO Win Over Leafs (10/21)

“There’s a lot more to his game than just the offensive stats. I think he’s starting to play an all-around game.”

— Sabres’ coach, Dan Bylsma on Jack Eichel killing penalties and scoring a PP goal Monday vs. Detroit

4 Did You Know?

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With a win tonight, the Sabres will have won the season series against the Penguins for the first time since 2012-13.

5 Stat of the Day

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Evander Kane is tied for fourth among all NHL skaters in goals (25), leads the league in even-strength goals (22) and ranks second in shots on goal (194) since returning from injury Dec. 1.