5 Things to Know: Sabres at Blue Jackets


Game coverage begins at 7:00 PM on MSGB

1 Where They Stand

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  • Tonight the Sabres travel to Columbus to face the Blue Jackets for the first time this season.
  • The Sabres are 3-5-2 in their last 10 games.
  • Buffalo is 11-16-6 on the road in 2016-17.
  • The Sabres take the ice nine points behind the New York Islanders for the final Wild Card slot in the Eastern Conference.

2 Who's Hot

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3 Say What?

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“We have a lot to prove with the last 15 games, with who we are and how we’re going to play. Pride is a big factor.”

–Sabres head coach, Dan Bylsma on finishing the season off strong.

4 Stat of the Day

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  • Evander Kane has recorded a point in five straight games against the Blue Jackets entering tonight’s game.

5 Did You Know?

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  • Blue Jacket’s Head Coach, Tortorella served as an assistant coach for the Sabres from 1989 to 1995.
  • The last time Buffalo faced Columbus was their last home game of the 2015-16 season on April 8th. That was also game No. 81!