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Sabres look to get back in the win column this evening

 ⏰ 7 p.m.   ? MSG   ? WGR550

BUFStatsNJD
31-34-9Record28-39-9
20-13-4Home18-14-6
11-21-5Away10-25-3
5-3Shootouts3-4
206Goals For208
244Goals Against259
18thPP Rank22nd
10thPK Rank4th

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.L 5-2Evgenii Dadonov
Thurs, Jan. 3rdHome7 p.m.W 4-3Jeff Skinner
Tues, Feb. 19thAway7 p.m.L 4-2Aleksander Barkov

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 Eichel69264975
23Sam Reinhart74194160
53Jeff Skinner74372259
26Rasmus Dahlin7483240
55Rasmus Ristolainen7453439

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
21Kyle Palmieri71272350
13Nico Hischier63172744
19Travis Zajac74172441
9Taylor Hall33112637
28Damon Severson76112637

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 Hutton15-17-32.84.9090
Career vs. TBL2-2-03.38.8760
Louis Domingue19-4-02.86.9080
Career vs. BUF3-3-02.87.8980

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