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Sabres look to get back in the win column this evening

 ⏰ 7 p.m.   ? MSG   ? WGR550

SabresStatsPanthers
28-23-7Record25-24-8
17-9-4Home14-10-5
11-14-3Away11-14-3
4-1Shootouts3-4
168Goals For177
181Goals Against197
19thPP Rank3rd
10thPK Rank8th

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 Eichel55184462
53Jeff Skinner58361753
23Sam Reinhart58143751
55Rasmus Ristolainen5853136
26Rasmus Dahlin5862632

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
16Aleksander Barkov57223557
11Jonathan Huberdeau57134053
68Mike Hoffman57262349
3Keith Yandle5783745
63Evgenii Dadonov57202444

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
Linus Ullmark13-6-42.98.9102
Career vs. FLA2-1-12.98.9170
James Reimer12-10-53.05.9010
Career vs. BUF11-4-23.09.9051

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NHL Standings

TEAMGPRECPTS
Atlantic Division Leaders:
6146-11-496
6035-17-878
5936-19-476
Metropolitan Division Leaders:
5835-17-676
6033-20-773
6032-21-771
Wild Card leaders:
6032-21-771
5933-23-369
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6031-23-668
5928-24-763
6028-25-763
5826-24-860
5926-25-860
6023-29-854
6023-29-854
5922-32-549
TEAMGPRECPTS
Central Division Leaders:
5936-19-476
6134-22-573
5932-22-569
Pacific Division Leaders:
5936-16-779
6035-17-878
6132-25-468
Wild Card leaders:
5829-24-563
6027-27-660
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5924-24-1159
6025-26-959
6026-27-759
5926-28-557
6024-27-957
5824-29-553
5923-30-652