By Brandon J. Koch
The Buffalo Sabres are in Chicago tonight for a 8:30 faceoff against the Blackhawks at the United center.
This is the first time I’m doing this, so here are some fast stats about the two teams.
Evander Kane has scored 21.7% of Sabres goals so far this season. That’s second, only behind Ovechkin.
Phil Housley played in 137 games during his two seasons with Chicago. He scored 68 points.
Jake McCabe ended the 1848 minute goal drought by a Sabres defenseman on Tuesday.
Sam Reinhart had 9:09 of ice time in Colorado. That’s was the second lowest on the team (Jordan Nolan.)
The Sabres are 53-51-13-2 all time against Chicago.
Buffalo hasn’t won in Chicago since 2007.
Corey Crawford is back tonight for Chicago, he’s 8-0-0 all time against the Sabres.
The Blackhawks are on a 5 game losing streak.
Chicago is the 4th team in the NHL to reach $1 billion dollar value.
In the last 11 games, the Blackhawks are outscoring the Sabres 29-13.
Buffalo native Patrick Kane has 8 goals in his career against the Sabres, 3 of them are game winning.
Former Sabre Cody Franson has 7 points in 18 games for Chicago.
Watch out for Blackhawk rookie Alex DeBrincat. He has 20 points in 28 games. The 2016 2nd round pick has played well.
Captain Jonathan Toews is a point per game player in his career against Buffalo.