Eichel and Buffalo take on Philadelphia
Philadelphia; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Jack Eichel leads Buffalo into a matchup against Philadelphia. He currently ranks 10th in the NHL with 77 points, scoring 35 goals and recording 42 assists.
The Flyers are 29-9-5 against Eastern Conference opponents. Philadelphia is sixth in the NHL shooting 10.6% and averaging 3.3 goals on 31.4 shots per game.
The Sabres are 10-12-2 against opponents from the Atlantic Division. Buffalo has allowed 47 power-play goals, stopping 74% of opponent opportunities.
In their last meeting on Dec. 19, Philadelphia won 6-1. James van Riemsdyk totaled two goals for the Flyers.
Eichel leads the Sabres with 77 points, scoring 35 goals and adding 42 assists. Kyle Okposo has four goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Buffalo.
LAST 10 GAMES: Sabres: 4-6-0, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.8 assists, two penalties and four penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .903 save percentage.
Flyers: 9-1-0, averaging 4.5 goals, 8.3 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.
INJURIES: Flyers: James van Riemsdyk: out (hand).
Sabres: None listed.