5 Things To Know: Sabres vs. Predators

BY: DAVID KOLB

BUFFALO SABRES (26-26-10) vs. NASHVILLE PREDATORS (31-22-9)
Game coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG-WNY

The Sabres return home hoping to snap their three-game skid.

1 Where They Stand

Sabres Kane Avalanche Home 021617 Stock Getty·      Tonight the Sabres return home to face the Nashville Predators for the second time this season.

·      Buffalo is 5-5-0 in their last 10 games.

·      The Sabres are 15-11-4 on home ice in Buffalo in 2016-17.

·      The Sabres take the ice seven points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs for the final Wild Card slot in the Eastern Conference.

2 Who's Hot

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·      Sabres’ center, Jack Eichel scored a goal and added an assist Sunday vs. the Arizona Coyotes.

·      The 2015 second overall pick has 14 goals and 22 assists in 41 games played, including assists in each of the past six games.

·      In the month of February Eichel has two goals and 15 points in 13 games, and takes the ice tonight after having scored two goals in his first game vs. Nashville this season

3 Say What?

Sabres Eichel Gorges Coyotes Away 022617 Getty“It’s one of those frustrating things. We play good, then we get the lead and decide we’re going to sit back. These are the ones we need to have.”

 –Sabres forward, Jack Eichel after Sunday’s 3-2 loss to the Coyotes

4 Did You Know?

Sabres Okposo Predators Johansen Away 012417 GettyThe Sabres and Predators split their two-game season series in 2015-16, with each team winning on the road. This season, the Sabres once again took the first game of the season series – on the road.

5 Must-See Video

Jack Eichel takes matters into his own hands and scores a beautiful goal Sunday vs. the Coyotes