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Sabres look to get back in the win column this evening

 ⏰ 7 p.m.   📺 MSG   📻 WGR550

SabresStatsCoyotes
18-9-4Record13-14-2
10-3-2Home6-8-1
8-6-2Away7-6-1
3-0Shootouts1-0
95Goals For76
91Goals Against80
18.6%PP Percentage17.2%
81.5%PK Percentage90.6%

After the Sabres miraculous win streak came to an end against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Buffalo will try to get back on top of the division against the struggling Florida Panthers. This will be the back end of their back-to-back games in the sunshine state.

Season series: This will be the first of four meetings between the clubs this year with the next game coming up on December 18th in Buffalo. The Sabres haven’t beat Florida in their last five meetings, getting swept last year and outscored during that stretch, 19-7.

DateH/ATimeWinnerGWG
Fri, Nov. 30thAway7 p.m.L 3-2 (OT)Aleksander Barkov
Tues, Dec. 18thHome7 p.m.TBD
Thurs, Jan. 3rdHome7 p.m.TBD
Tues, Feb. 19thAway7 p.m.TBD

Buffalo notes: With the Sabres winning streak coming to an end, the team find themselves in unfamiliar territory. The last time the team lost was back on November 4th when the New York Rangers beat them 3-1. Tage Thompson and Casey Mittelstadt continued their hot play with a third period goal against the lightning.

#Top ScorersGPGoalsAssistsPoints
9Jack Eichel33122941
53Jeff Skinner33221133
23Sam Reinhart3382129
55Rasmus Ristolainen3331821
29Jason Pominville319918

Florida notes: The Panthers are losers of 4 out of their last 5 games including a 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night, and find themselves in the basement of the Atlantic Division. Former Sabre and Head coach Bob Boughner will look to make up some ground in the standings while the Panthers are in the middle of a long 8 game home stand.

#Top ScorersGPGoalsAssistsPoints
9Clayton Keller2981321
23Oliver Ekman-Larsson2921416
21Derek Stepan296713
15Brad Richardson2981412
13Vinnie Hinostroza274812

Starting goaltenders: Expect Linus Ullmark to be in net for the Sabres with Carter Hutton getting the start in Tampa. James Reimer will be in net for the Panthers since Roberto Luongo is still out with a lower body injury.

Starting GoaltendersW/LGAASV %SHO
Carter Hutton12-8-12.60.9170
Career vs. ARI2-2-13.49.8750
Darcy Kuemper4-6-22.83.9090
Career vs. BUF0-0-018.75.0000

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Rich Gutowski lives in Corfu, NY and has been following the Sabres for over thirty years. Favorite Sabres by decade: 1970s-Gilbert Perreault 1980s- Dave Andreychuk 1990s-Brad May 2000s-Thomas Vanek 2010s- high hopes for Marcus Foligno

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