Calgary visits Eichel and the Sabres
Calgary Flames (11-12-4, sixth in the Pacific Division) vs. Buffalo Sabres (11-10-3, sixth in the Atlantic Division)
Buffalo, New York; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Jack Eichel and Buffalo square off against Calgary. Eichel is ninth in the league with 30 points, scoring 14 goals and recording 16 assists.
The Sabres have gone 6-3-2 in home games. Buffalo has converted on 19.2% of power-play opportunities, recording 15 power-play goals.
The Flames are 5-9-2 on the road. Calgary averages 9.6 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the NHL. Milan Lucic leads the team serving 34 total minutes.
The matchup Wednesday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Marco Scandella leads the Sabres with a plus-eight in 17 games played this season. Eichel has recorded seven goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Buffalo.
Johnny Gaudreau leads the Flames with 15 total assists and has collected 20 points. Sean Monahan has recorded three goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Calgary.
LAST 10 GAMES: Flames: 3-5-2, averaging 1.8 goals, 3.3 assists, 4.2 penalties and 8.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .901 save percentage.
Sabres: 2-7-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.6 assists, 4.4 penalties and 11 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with a .890 save percentage.
Sabres Injuries: Johan Larsson: out (upper body).
Flames Injuries: None listed.