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Sabres host Oilers

“McEichel” headlines tonight’s showdown

The Sabres host Conner McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers tonight at KeyBank Center. Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m. 

Season series: This is the second and final game of the season series between these two teams. The Oilers embarrassed the Sabres by a score of 7-2 back on January 14th in Edmonton. The Sabres peppered the Oilers with 43 shots, but flagrant mistakes and poor defensive coverage cost them dearly. Milan Lucic and Zack Kassian each had two goals in that game. 

Buffalo notes: The Sabres are struggling mightily. It’s now been 33 games since the Sabres have won back-to-back games, stretching all the way back to December. They had the opportunity to snap that on Saturday night against the Maple Leafs, but once again came up short, losing 5-2. Buffalo has lost four straight to Toronto for the first time since 1971-72. They’re 3-6-1 in their last 10 games and sit nine points out of a playoff spot. 

Edmonton notes: The Oilers have been a disappointing team to watch this season as well. They’ve seen changes to both their head coach and front office. Despite this, they still have two of the games most exciting players in McDavid and Leon Drasaitl. McDavid has already reached the 90-point plateau in just 61 games, while Drasaitl has hit the 40-goal mark for the first time in his career. The Oilers sit near the bottom of the standings with a record of 28-3-7 but are coming off a 4-0 victory over the newly revamped Columbus Blue Jackets

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