5 Things to Know: Sabres at Devils

BUFFALO SABRES (21-20-10) @ NEW JERSEY DEVILS (22-21-10)
Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG-WNY


  • Tonight the Sabres head to Newark, New Jersey to face the Devils for the third and final time this season
  • Buffalo is 5-4-1 in the last 10 games
  • The Sabres are 9-12-6 on the road in 2016-17
  • The Sabres begin the day seven points out of the final Wild Card slot in the Eastern Conference

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 12: Kyle Quincey #22 of the New Jersey Devils skates in an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres at Prudential Center on November 12, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/NHLI via Getty Images)


Buffalo is 4-3-3 in their last 10 trips to New Jersey


  • The Sabres’ leading scorer now has 32 points in 50 games
  • The All-Star right wing is a plus-1 with an assist in two games vs. New Jersey this season

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This will be Okposo’s 41st career game against the Devils, more than any other opponent he’s faced in his NHL career


“We haven’t played that many games in a row together so now we’re building that chemistry and then we’ll hopefully get it going better. But yeah, it’s going alright so far.”

 –Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen on the Sabres being healthy and more comfortable playing with each other in the second half



Ristolainen’s 26 assists rank 9th among all defensemen


Eleven of the last 24 games between these two teams have been settled in overtime or a shootout, including eight of the last 16.

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 17: Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils makes a save against Tyler Ennis #63 of the Buffalo Sabres to secure the shootout victory during the game at the Prudential Center on February 17, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Sabres 2-1 in a shootout. (Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)


Buffalo has played more shootouts against New Jersey (12) than any other non-division opponent and hold a record of 7-5 in those shootouts.


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