It’s the second and final regular-season meeting between the two teams. Chicago (35-18-5) won the first outing, 4-3 in overtime, Jan. 5 in Chicago. Buffalo native Patrick Kane tallied the game-winner just 56 seconds into the extra frame. He also had two assists in the win.
The Blackhawks had a five-game win streak coming off their bye week, but it was snapped in a 3-1 home loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. Chicago didn’t have an issue generating offense as they recorded 39 shots on net, but just couldn’t get more than one past Edmonton.
In the loss, captain Jonathan Toews recorded his 600th NHL career point on an assist. He’s just the third player from the 2006 NHL Draft class to reach the milestone, joining Nicklas Backstrom (702) and Phil Kessel (807).
While the Hawks are getting back into the swing of things, the Sabres (26-23-10) are heading to their bye week. The Hawks liked what they saw from the Sabres on Saturday, a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues. Buffalo’s win ended St. Louis’ six-game win streak.
Buffalo goaltender Robin Lehner made 37 saves against St. Louis for the win. Evander Kane led the offensive attack with a goal and an assist to reach the 20-goal mark for the second straight season. Evander Kane has been lighting up the scoresheet of late with six goals in his past six games.
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How to watch Blackhawks at Sabres
Time: 5 p.m. CST
Where: KeyBank Center; Buffalo, N.Y.
Live stream: NBC Sports Live