5 Things to Know: Sabres at Red Wings

BY: DAVID KOLB

BUFFALO SABRES (29-31-12) @ DETROIT RED WINGS 28-31-11)

The Sabres wrap up their road trip in Detroit.

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

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  • The Sabres are 3-5-2 in their last 10 games
  • Buffalo is 12-19-6 on the road in 2016-17

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

2 WHO'S HOT

Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel skates during warmups before the start of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

  • The 20-year-old has collected a goal with three assists in two games vs. the Red Wings this season
  • In 51 games this season, Eichel has 20 goals and 29 assists for 49 points, including six goals and six assists in nine games in March

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

3 SAY WHAT?

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“Getting to play with Eichs is special, his speed, what he can create. Open up the ice and get the puck to him. You do that, help him get speed, he’s going to beat a lot of guys.”

 — Sabres’ forward Ryan O’Reilly on getting the chance to play alongside Jack Eichel Friday in Anaheim

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

4 DID YOU KNOW?

MARQUETTE, MI - OCTOBER 4 : Fans pose with Dan Bylsma, head coach of the Buffalo Sabres before the Kraft Hockeyville NHL pre-season game at Lakeview Arena on October 4, 2016 in Marquette, Michigan. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
MARQUETTE, MI – OCTOBER 4 : Fans pose with Dan Bylsma, head coach of the Buffalo Sabres before the Kraft Hockeyville NHL pre-season game at Lakeview Arena on October 4, 2016 in Marquette, Michigan. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Sabres’ head coach Dan Bylsma was born in Grand Haven, Michigan.

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Watch the Sabres score three slick shootout goals vs. the Anaheim Ducks Friday.

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.