5 Things to Know: Sabres at Sharks

BY: DAVID KOLB

BUFFALO SABRES (28-29-12) @ SAN JOSE SHARKS (41-20-7)
Coverage begins at 10 PM on MSG-B

The Sabres begin a three-game California road trip in San Jose.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

Sabres Kane Sharks Stock Home 020717 Getty

  • The Sabres are 2-6-2 in their last 10 games
  • Buffalo is 11-17-6 on the road in 2016-17

2 WHO'S HOT

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 05: Jack Eichel #15 of the Buffalo Sabres celebrates his first period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on March 5, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images)

  • Sabres’ center, Jack Eichel scored a goal and tallied an assist in Saturday’s 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets
  • The 20-year-old has been sensational in the month of March, scoring five goals with five assists in six games
  • In 48 games this season, Eichel has 19 goals and 28 assists for 47 points, including two assists vs. the Sharks on Feb. 7

3 SAY WHAT?

“We played like we had nothing to lose, and maybe we should start doing that more often.”

 — Sabres forward, Evander Kane after defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday

4 DID YOU KNOW?

SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 9: Josh Gorges #6 of the San Jose Sharks skates during a game against the Dallas Stars on April 9, 2006 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The Sharks won the game 4-1.  (Photo by Don Smith/Getty Images)

Sabres’ defenseman, Josh Gorges played for the Sharks from 2005-2007, netting 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in 96 games played.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Watch the Sabres rally past the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday with two third period goals to gain a 5-3 win.