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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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7444-25-593
Metropolitan Division Leaders:
7443-23-894
7442-25-791
7540-24-1191
Wild Card leaders:
7340-26-787
7439-28-785
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7433-29-1278
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Central Division Leaders:
7444-26-492
7542-27-690
7439-27-886
Pacific Division Leaders:
X7446-21-799
X7443-23-894
7442-27-589
Wild Card leaders:
7438-30-682
7433-29-1278
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7332-31-1074
7432-32-1074
7433-34-773
7530-36-969
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