5 Things to Know: Sabres vs. Canadiens

BY: DAVID KOLB

BUFFALO SABRES (32-35-12) vs. Montreal Canadiens (46-24-9)
Coverage begins at 7 PM on MSG-B

The Sabres play host to the newly crowned Atlantic Division winners.

1 Where They Stand

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  • The Sabres host the Montreal Canadiens for the final time this season.
  • Buffalo is 4-6-0 in its last 10 games.
  • The Sabres have a 19-15-6 record on home ice during the 2016-17 campaign.

2 Player to Watch

  • Ryan O’Reilly scored a shorthanded goal to hit the 20-goal mark in Monday’s 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.
  • The Sabres’ alternate captain has five points in his last five games.
  • O’Reilly has 53 points in 69 games this season, including two assists in three contests against the Habs.

3 Say What?

“We didn’t play well. Myself, I wasn’t very good. I’ve got to be better. I’m supposed to be a leader on this team. It’s unfortunate; these are games that are real easy to get up for, especially playing Toronto. We had an opportunity to play spoiler there. For the most part, we’ve played them pretty well this year. More than anything, it’s a bit frustrating.”

Jack Eichel 

4 Did You Know?

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Sabres captain Brian Gionta skated for the Canadiens from 2009-2014, scoring 173 points in 303 games. He also served as the team’s captain from 2010-2014

5 Must-See Video

Eichel tallies with the backhand on the breakaway