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Buffalo eyes a win in Dallas

Sabres look to win for second time in as many nights

⏰ 8:30 p.m.   ? MSG   ? WGR550

The Buffalo Sabres look to make it two straight wins in a row when they face the Dallas Stars tonight at 8:30 p.m. at the American Airlines Center.

BUFStatsANA
24-23-8Record22-26-27
15-9-4Home12-10-3
9-14-4Away10-16-4
1-2Shootouts5-1
157Goals For143
173Goals Against171
22ndPP Rank31st
30thPK Rank23rd

Season series: 

This will be the first of two meetings between these teams this season. Their next matchup will be on March 12th in Buffalo. Last season, Buffalo dropped both contests to the Stars by a combined score of 12-2.

DateH/ATimeWinnerGWG
Wed, Jan. 30thAway8:30 p.m.L 1-0Jamie Benn
Tues, Mar. 12thHome7 p.m.L 2-0Roope Hintz

Buffalo notes: 

After a 1o-game All-Star break, the Buffalo Sabres pulled off a bumpy, but an exciting win against the Blue Jackets in Columbus by a score of 5-4. They are now only two points out of the 2nd Wild Card spot.

A new trend continues as Buffalo is starting to get some depth scoring. Specifically, from their 2nd line. Conor Sheary, Casey Mittelstadt and Evan Rodrigues looked to gel very well together last night as much of their TOI was with possession in the offensive zone. As a line, they contributed two goals and five total points.

#Top ScorersGPGoalsAssistsPoints
9Eichel68364278
23Reinhart69222850
68Olofsson54202242
26Dahlin5943640
55Ristolainen6962733

Dallas notes: 

As of now, the Dallas Stars remain the only team currently in a playoff spot with a negative goal differential (-2).

It should be noted that with such a back and forth season, the Stars do boast a 15-8-2 record at home. This will present a tough challenge for the visiting Sabres.

Offensively, the Stars have been fueled by Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov. Captain Jamie Benn has had a down year to this point but remains to be a scoring threat at all times.

#Top ScorersGPGoalsAssistsPoints
15Ryan Getzlaf53112536
67Rickard Rakell49132033
33Jakob Silfverberg50161531
14Adam Henrique55181129
4Cam Fowler5591928

Starting goaltenders: 

Starting GoaltendersW/LGAASV %SHO
Carter Hutton15-17-32.84.9090
Career vs. TBL2-2-03.38.8760
Louis Domingue19-4-02.86.9080
Career vs. BUF3-3-02.87.8980
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