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Sabres take on red-hot Lightning

Buffalo looking to snap losing streak against NHL’s best team

⏰ 7:30 p.m.   ? MSG   ? WGR550

The Buffalo Sabres continue their Florida trip against the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight at Amalie Arena at 7:30 p.m.

Season series: 

This game will conclude the season series between these teams. Tampa Bay holds the edge with a 2-1 record and has outscored Buffalo, 11-9.

Buffalo notes: 

As the season of free fall continues for the Sabres, this will not be an easy game to watch unless the young squad can play a full 60 minutes of hockey.

Jack Eichel continues to put points up with 14 (four goals, 10 assists) in his last 13 games played. He will likely need to continue this trend tonight if his team wants a chance to win.

Tampa Bay notes: 

What more can be said about this Tampa Bay team? With zero regulation losses in the month of February (11 games) and a seven-game win streak, this team is on fire. During that win streak, the Lightning have averaged five goals per game while allowing under two goals against per game.

Another impressive stat is that nine different players for Tampa Bay have scored double-digit goals. Comparatively, the Sabres have five.

Watch for the league points leader to shine tonight as Nikita Kucherov enters tonight’s contest with 29 goals and 70 assists for 99 points in only 61 games played.

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NHL Standings

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Metropolitan Division Leaders:
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X8244-26-12100
Wild Card leaders:
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8232-40-1074
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Central Division Leaders:
Y8247-29-6100
X8247-30-599
X8245-28-999
Pacific Division Leaders:
Z8250-25-7107
X8246-27-9101
X8243-32-793
Wild Card leaders:
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X8238-30-1490
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8235-36-1181
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