⏰ 7 p.m. ? MSG ? WGR550
Following another comeback win against the Montreal Canadiens on Friday for their eighth straight victory, the Sabres travel to Detroit to take on the Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena. In the second game of a back-to-back, Buffalo is looking for another win to remain near the top of the standings. Detroit lost to Washington last night on the road, 3-1, and both teams come into this game on different paths thus far this year.
Season series: This will be the first of four meetings between Buffalo and Detroit this year. Last season, each team earned two wins, splitting the season series.
Buffalo notes: With eight straight wins, their longest streak since 2006-07, the Sabres are sitting near the top of the Eastern Conference. In their last 10 games, Buffalo is 9-1 and continuing to show their ability to come from behind.
Jeff Skinner, after scoring the game-tying and game-winning goal, is up to 17 goals on the season and tied for the league lead.
Undefeated in his last seven starts, Carter Hutton has been a pleasant surprise for the Sabres, making the big saves and always finding a way to give Buffalo a chance to win. In his last five games, Hutton has made 144 saves on 154 shots faced (0.929%), which includes 31 saves on 33 shots in Friday’s win over Montreal.
Detroit notes: After winning six of their last seven games, the Red Wings fell to the reigning champs on the road, 3-1, and will have to travel back home to face Buffalo tonight. Dylan Larkin is the team’s leading scorer through 22 games.
Starting goaltenders: Carter Hutton has won five straight games, but it’s likely that Linus Ullmark will get the start in net. who is currently 4-0-1 in six starts. For the Red Wings, Jimmy Howard will likely be in goal for Detroit after Jonathan Bernier got the start in last night’s matchup against Washington.