5 Things to Know: Sabres at Lightning

BY: DAVID KOLB

BUFFALO SABRES (33-36-12) @ TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (41-30-10)
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The Sabres end the 2016-17 campaign in Tampa Bay.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 10: Josh Gorges #4 of the Buffalo Sabres celebrates his second period goal with teammates Cody Franson #6, Jack Eichel #15 and Matt Moulson #26 of the Buffalo Sabres during a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 10, 2017 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

  • The Sabres are 5-5-0 in their last 10 games
  • Buffalo is 13-21-6 on the road in 2016-17

2 WHO'S HOT

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  • Sabres’ forward, Jack Eichel will look to score his 25th goal of the season in tonight’s season finale
  • The 20-year-old center did not suffer any sophomore slump this season, producing 57 points in 60 games
  • Eichel has two assists in two games vs. the Lightning this season

3 SAY WHAT?

Bylsma Assesses Sabres' Effort After Win vs. Habs

“I never put a lot of stock in the hits on the sheet here. I think (Josh Gorges) had a hit and (Nicolas Deslauriers) had a hit. I don’t know if there was a lot of other contact from either team out there.”

— Sabres’ coach, Dan Bylsma after suffering a 3-0 loss vs. Florida on Saturday in a game that featured a lack of physicality

4 DID YOU KNOW?

Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel, center, celebrates his first NHL goal with teammates Marcus Foligno (82) and Rasmus Ristolainen (55) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 in Buffalo, N.Y. Ottawa won 3-1. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

The Sabres are 23-15-7 all-time in the final game of the regular season, including a 6-3-2 record since 2005-06.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Watch Robin Lehner make a sensational save vs. Florida’s Jonathan Huberdeau Saturday.