⏰ 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.
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.
|Wed, Jan. 30th||Away||8:30 p.m.||L 1-0||Jamie Benn|
|Tues, Mar. 12th||Home||7 p.m.||L 2-0||Roope Hintz|
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.
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.
|Starting Goaltenders||W/L||GAA||SV %||SHO|
|Career vs. TBL||2-2-0||3.38||.876||0|
|Career vs. BUF||3-3-0||2.87||.898||0|